Oh, the saga of our “Identity Crisis Room!” Yes guys, there is an actual room in our home that has had an identity crisis since we remodeled our 1947 historic home nearly a year ago. From the first day we looked at the house, I had a vision for every single space. Not even a light fixture was left out. OK, maybe one, but it was hidden in a small enclosed space in the basement area. When it came to turning this historic cape cod into a faux farmhouse, I knew what I wanted and made it happen. Except with this one room…
It’s the room directly off the kitchen. Most would call it a breakfast room. However, it has never worked for us as one. Partly because of its shape. Because of the 2 entries into this room, the usable space is a small square. Also, I have a beautiful vintage highboy dresser that serves as storage for some of our kitchen items in this space. This worked out great, because we removed our top cabinets in the remodel to add open shelving. I originally planned for this room to serve as a coffee station. Come to find out, I love my coffee station in the kitchen! I later thought it may work as a sitting/reading area. It did for a while, but because my husband and I are both fortunate enough to have our own home office space already, we never used this reading room. The last thing I did was add a small table with 2 chairs to have the option of eating breakfast or drinking coffee. Again, it just didn’t work like I thought it should. Alas! Will this room ever be happy in Charlotte’s Happy Home?
Then something amazing happened as I was doing laundry one day. I have to go through this room to get down to our laundry space in the garage. Doing laundry is quite the workout as we have to carry baskets down 2 sets of stairs and then back up those same 2 sets of steep stairs when its done. Suddenly, the thought hit me- A laundry room! This space would make a perfect laundry room. It is between the kitchen and living area, but there is a very old barn door separating this room from the living room. Therefore, it would drown out any noise if needed. The size is perfect and the location is convenient. Also, the original laundry room in 1947 was directly below this space, making plumbing very easy to run. Its a total win!
Y’all know me, I immediately began visualizing how the space would work. I created a mood board to let you guys in on my design ideas. I cannot tell you how excited I was when I found this Liven Laundry Sink from Blanco! The best part is it comes in concrete gray. You know my love for this color, because I put concrete countertops in our kitchen. This room will flow perfectly off the kitchen with the same tile added and the concrete gray laundry sink. The sink is 22 x 25 inches, which is perfect for the space I will be working with. I love that it has an extra deep 12″ bowl that’s great for soaking items when needed. They also have the option of purchasing a space saving basket that fits perfectly at the top of the sink. To make things that much sweeter, Blanco’s patented siligrant sinks are not only beautifully designed, but scientifically proved to be scratch, stain and heat resistant! Yay for all you mama’s out there! If you are wanting to freshen up your laundry space or even do a total laundry room remodel, I highly recommend this sink from my friends at Blanco!