Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION

Luxury laundry the next trend in home decor

  • Print

First it was glamorous bathrooms with crystal chandeliers over massive soaker tubs. Then kitchen renovations got the special treatment with exotic wood cabinetry, Italian tile backsplashes and sophisticated appliances that looked as good as they cooked.

So it's no wonder that the laundry room is the next functional room with a view to a makeover. With all the time we spend washing, drying, ironing and folding clothes, laundry rooms are at last becoming the places we'd actually like to spend that kind of time in.

The trick to a luxurious laundry room is function and form.

Top loading washers and dryers are back. How many times do your small clothing items hit the floor before going from the washer to the dryer? These top-loading washer dryer pairs make it easier to transition clothing from one machine to the other and ultimately create a more ergonomically correct and comfortable laundry experience. An added bonus is that many of these are also environmentally friendly. For example, the Kenmore high efficiency top loader allows you to save up to 16,400 litres of water every year. That's enough water to shower once a day for six months.

Many machines also now come in a variety of colours to add a splash of interest to your laundry room and coordinate with cabinetry and other decorative touches.

"With colours like white, grey and purple, doing laundry can now be a beautiful experience. You won't want to close the door to the laundry room anymore," says Cindy Jardim, a trend director from Sears Canada.

More information is available online at www.sears.ca.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition October 27, 2012 F8

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

RMTC preview of Good People

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • Geese fly in the morning light over Selkirk Ave Wednesday morning- Day 22– June 13, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
  • A gosling stares near water at Omands Creek Park-See Bryksa 30 day goose challenge- Day 25– June 21, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Now that the snow is mostly gone, what are your plans?

View Results

Ads by Google