Functional Laundry Room + More Showhome Highlights

Functional laundry room on your wishlist? I’m coveting these pull-out sorting bins, quartz countertops and more!

How was your weekend? It rained on and off here. After running some errands and doing some chores around the house, we decided to check out some showhomes. With the plan to build a new house within the next two to three years, we’re always on the lookout for clever design, decorating and organizing ideas. Sometimes it takes going through several homes to come across anything I truly love, but this time we were fortunate to find a few elements to add to our wish list, including a functional laundry room.

The first home we visited was a $2 million hospital lottery home. Much larger than we would ever want, it had a few take-away ideas like a gorgeous master ensuite with separate his and hers vanities, a butler’s pantry just off the kitchen, as well as over-scaled light fixtures above the kitchen island.

Calgary Hospital Home Lottery Master Ensuite
Calgary Hospital Home Lottery Butler's Pantry
Calgary Hospital Home Lottery Kitchen with Oversized Bronze Pendants

The next home in the same area had a gorgeous girl’s room (something we don’t need, but I thought was adorable!). I loved the purple graphic upholstered headboards and layers of large and small-scaled patterned fabrics with a touch of turquoise. So chic!

Purple Girl's Bedroom with Graphic Upholstered Headboards by Morrison Homes

Probably what stood out to me the most about this home was the functional laundry room with areas for sorting, folding, hand-washing, air-drying, as well as additional storage for supplies.

Usually laundry rooms are tiny like the one we currently have, but this one finished in a soothing grey, green and white palette made my heart go pitter-patter!

Functional Laundry Room with Grey, Green and White Palette and Quartz Countertop
Functional Laundry Room with Grey, Green and White Palette and Quartz Countertop

I could definitely use those built-in sorting bins! You?

Functional Laundry Room with Pull-out Sorting Bins and Quartz Countertops
Functional Laundry Room with Storage Shelves and Hanging Bar

Although we went through one more showhome, there wasn’t anything that stood out to me. However, we really liked this area and the style of many of the homes, and definitely plan on taking a trip back to go through the rest.

Be sure to check out the highlights from our last showhome tour.

Do you like snooping through showhomes for inspiration? Is a beautiful and functional laundry room a must-have on your dream home list?

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  1. Wow, what a beautiful prize home to win. What a simple thing to have a bar in your laundry room for air drying. I’m totally going to do that too. 

  2. I thought I was in love with the first home and then I saw the laundry room of the second. I want to live there.

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