Laundry in the Woods – A NFID Canmore Renovation

Laundry in the Woods – Canmore Renovation

Have you ever dreamed about a beautiful laundry room located in one of the most beautiful settings in Alberta… the Rocky Mountains.  We wanted to create the most spectacular and tranquil laundry room for the clients to love to use on a daily basis.  This Canmore renovation was a fantastic renovation project that involved revising an outdoor sunroom to a large laundry room.  But wait… then we turn the old laundry room into a beautiful powder room AND we turned the old powder room to an extension of a new walk-in-closet (future blogs to come:-).

This Canmore renovation was all about beautiful details and quality craftsmanship!  New windows were added to the master bedroom and the laundry room.  We had the privilege to work with Triangle Enterprises Ltd. on this project, who are known for their acute attention to detail and quality craftsmanship, and fantastic customer-service.This laundry room was originally an exterior enclosed sunroom.  We decided to utilize the space so that we could add more functional use to the home for this growing family.
The millwork and interior selection palette had to tie into the remainder of the house to ensure that all spaces felt cohesive and uniform.  We wanted to bring in natural wood elements such as the black walnut custom made butcher block countertops and live edge bench top slab.

We designed the backsplash to incorporate a walnut picture rail ledge.  This allowed us to use a beautiful 8″ x 8″ concrete tile on the wall to act as a splash as well as bring some fun pattern into the space.  The ledge is perfect for displaying family artwork and photographs.

It was important to ensure that the space was durable and would wear well.  We designed a laundry bin shelf out of stainless steel so that the clients don’t have to worry about scratching any millwork when pulling laundry bins in and out.

This Kohler Whitehaven Self Trimming apron front cast iron sink is not only a classic in design, but also a great size and depth for a laundry room sink.  

One important detail was to run the countertops through to the window glass pane.  This was to maximize the feel of bringing the beautiful outdoor woods inside.

This family needed lots of coat hooks as well as shoe storage.  We added a shoe shelf with a bottom open area for boots.  The bottom open area has tile flooring run through so that it can also endure dirty boots.

This laundry room is designed to have lots of storage in the base cabinets as well as the wall uppers above the laundry room.  

This bench with a single drawer is one of my favourite features in the laundry room.  It shows the authentic beauty of a live edge wood slab, reminding us that everything in nature is unique and beautiful designed.


Interior Design:  Natalie Fuglestveit Interior Design

Contractor: Triangle Enterprises Ltd.

Interior Photography: Lindsay Nichols Photography



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