Laun­dry, ca. 1947

From “Liv­able Base­ment Rooms” by the floor­ing com­pany Arm­strong

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A spir­ited col­li­sion of then-mod­ern tech­nol­ogy with nurs­eryrhyme in­no­cence, this room has stow­away clothes­lines and an elec­tri­cal cord rack on the ceil­ing, plus pro­vi­sions for sort­ing clothes, press­ing wa­ter from washed linens, iron­ing, and sewing. Whew.

Wall Words are easyto-use de­cals to be ap­plied to flat sur­faces. Most de­signs are dec­o­ra­tive text, a pop­u­lar Arts & Crafts mo­tif. Hun­dreds of of­fer­ings; on­line “de­sign it your­self” fea­ture and cus­tom work. Fun for laun­dry, kitchen, or nurs­ery! “Rab­bits on the Grass,” $39, and “Laun­dry” script, $29. wall­words.com

Arm­strong was tout­ing their as­phalt tile floor­ing, prac­ti­cal for a laun­dry room. Three mar­bled col­ors cre­ate a plaid de­sign. Cur­tains echo the cabi­net knobs.

The Ger­man-made Alape Bucket Sink from Re­ju­ve­na­tion is glazed steel with a grey PVC edge (no tap hole; off­set over­flow hole). You can add a wall-mounted faucet above; pro­fes­sional in­stal­la­tion needed. Mea­sures 20 1 /8" wide, $249. re­ju­ve­na­tion.com

Avail­able in un­usual, post­war dusty blue and pink, plus black and white, these 1.3" Allen + Roth Round Cabi­net Knobs are porce­lain on zinc with a glossy fin­ish. Priced at $ .97–2.37 each at Lowe’s. lowes.com

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