Historic Denver Laundry & Half-Bath

Denver, CO Laundry and Powder Room remodel

Project: The homeowner did not like the current laundry room & bathroom. The laundry room was just pretty basic with a utility sink that didn’t work properly, older model washer & dryer, and just white upper cabinets. Additionally, there was a toilet room off the laundry room, but the owners really wanted a true half-bath where you can wash your hands in the bathroom. The project entails removing & rebuilding some walls to expand the size of the bathroom to include a vanity. We then decided to purchase a new front loading washer & dryer so we could put a counter over them to fold laundry. With the age of the home, we needed asbestos & lead tests before anything could be done and happily they came back negative!

Powder Room Mood Boards – three different design concepts:

Laundry Room Mood Boards – two different design concepts:

Proposal: For the laundry room, my clients liked the design concept with the green tones. Rather than tile, we decided to keep it more simple and paint the walls in Benjamin Moore Gray Wisp. We ended up keeping the same upper cabinets, but swapped out the hardware to something more modern. The counter over the new washer & dryer is a beautiful white & grey quartz. Moving into the powder room, our goal was to combine historical elements with a touch of modern design to create a beautiful and interesting bathroom sure to impress guests. Since the powder room isn’t very large, we chose to have a small pedestal sink to optimize space rather than a 24″ vanity. We put up wainscoting to give a nod to the historic home. The wallpaper above the wainscoting also plays homage to histsory with the Strawberry Thief Morris & Co. Wallpaper, featuring a classic whimsical design dating back to 1883. The 19th century’s most celebrated designer, William Morris was a key figure of the Arts & Crafts Movement.  To add a bit of glam, the lighting & door knob include black and crystal which are just a perfect finishing touch.

Mock-up of chosen furnishings:

Picture of completed powder room:

Wallpaper: Strawberry Thief Morris & Co. in Indigo & Mineral

Wainscoting paint: Benjamin Moore Chatsworth Cream

Mirror: Rejuvenation Ladd Round Pivot Mirror

Picture of completed laundry space:

Ceiling light: Rejuvenation Cedar & Moss Conifer 18″ Flush Mount

Counters: One Quartz in Niagara

Walls: Benjamin Moore Gray Wisp