Before & After: Rebecca Tenbrink’s Amazing Laundry Room Renovation

May 16, 2017 by Jason Loper

Interior designer Rebecca Tenbrink gave herself a one-room challenge. She took her self-described “boring, and ugly, and completely not functional” laundry room and gave it a quick update. And the stars of the show are the new Kenmore Elite laundry pair!

As Rebecca reports in her series of blog posts, this laundry room “also doubles as a half bath and is the only bathroom on the main floor. Between our family, guests, and now two kids (we just had a baby girl 2 weeks ago) this is one of the hardest working rooms in our house!”

With this laundry room/half bath serving so much purpose for this busy family, it was time to take its design from boring to soaring!

As you can see in the “before” photo above, the room included an older laundry pair – which also happened to be Kenmore models. As Rebecca points out, those old units were “manufactured in 1991 and still kicking! That is a LONG life for a washer and dryer and that’s why I knew I wanted to use Kenmore yet again!”

Now, those old appliances have been replaced with brand-new Kenmore washer and dryer. And the design of the room – from the tiled floor to the black ceiling – perfectly coordinates with the new laundry pair.

This goes to show that even functional rooms can be imbued with great style.

Jason Loper

Jason Loper is a self-professed doyen of the domestic arts. In other words, he hasn’t met a household project he hasn’t enjoyed tackling. His latest project is renovating a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed American System-Built Home in Iowa.