Last week our washer decided it was done. The front load set was purchased seven years ago, which I guess for appliances made now-a-days is pretty average – though I was hoping it would last at least a few more years. The entire washer tub actually cracked, which though fixable would cost a pretty penny to repair {ourselves} – so a new set in our very near future. Though we will not be purchasing the same brand, I am thinking it would be pretty cool to keep the dryer we have and have two to help assist with the never-ending laundry situation.

Checking out the options available today, I am completely overwhelmed with all the choices.

I would love to hear any suggestions or recommendations you may have!

Since things will have to be pulled out and moved around anyway, I am thinking it would be the best time for a complete room makeover. So for my Tuesday {ten} this week I thought I would begin my search for a new washer and dryer by sharing some laundry room inspiration.

{one} Though I generally tend to shy away from bold appliance colors, I am loving the contrast of the red set with the grey cabinetry in this laundry room from HGTV’s Green Home.

{two} This is such a gorgeous space but who would expect anything less from Martha Stewart herself- I could definitely get some laundry done in a room like this. Love the extra dryer and the fact that they did not use any risers as it gives you a lot more space between the top of the appliances and the cabinets – not to mention the nice counter space it provides. We have the pedestals on our current set and there is only a little over a foot of space to work with plus the set is too high to actually make any use out of the tops of the appliances.

{three} Again, not quite sure where I got the notion that I had to purchase the separate pedestals – his built in countertop from Precision Stoneworks utilizes the space so much more and I adore the added banister spindles.

{four} This built in counter from Home Decoration Magazine is another great use of space with the open side shelving.

{five} Even though we are fortunate enough to have a dedicated laundry room upstairs in our home, this great idea from Martha Stewart conceals the appliances away using painted recycled pine boards and a piece of laminate countertop – perfect for a multi-use space.

{six} Great built in cabinetry in this laundry room from Custom Cabinets Direct, though I am not sure I would like the washer and dryer that far apart – I usually like tossing my clothes from one to the other standing in one stationary position. The additional table/counter space is amazing {love those chunky spindles} and the green is something different.

{seven} The beadboard, open shelving and checkered floor in this House and Home laundry room creates a nice crisp clean look.

{eight} Though I also like the classy black and white used in this House & Home Showhouse Laundry Room too!

{nine} This space from the Martha Stewart Living Cabinet line at Home Depot is so serene. I like the uniform look of the walls and the cabinetry being the same color.

{ten} and finally I just love the open wire shelving, painted molding and stenciled wall in this laundry room designed by Sarah Richardson.

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