Riha Manor: Washroom

As a follow up to our previous exterior post we wanted to share the interior starting with the new mudroom that is now the main entrance to our Iowa Farmhouse.
Inspiration:
We wanted to combine the washroom and entry to corral dirty boots and clothing from working on the farm.  We also wanted it be a place to welcome guests on the back side of the house.  We looked for inspiration on pinterest.  The laundry rooms above are by Studio McGee, Johanna Gaines and Muskoka Living
Before:
The original laundry room was dark, dingy and small which didn’t make the task of doing laundry any easier.

before

After:
Our design combined white shaker cabinets, painted black wood floors to hide dirt and exposing the original brick exterior wall.  Beadboard was used on the ceiling to bring architectural interest and craftsman style moldings replicate the original moldings found throughout the house.  Farmhouse details included the sliding black barn door into the new bathroom which was originally from a old schoolhouse.   Industrial pendants add warm lighting and a schoolhouse fixture from Home Depot provides general lighting.

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