|Laundry room just out of site...|
|Scott, our contractor's rear. Sorry Scott. Here he is installing our "new" front load washer and dryers. Say hello to the hot water heater troll.|
What we did:
1. Replaced our old washer dryer with front loaders (that we bought for a few hundo off of my sis, thanks Linette!) We added a deep wooden counter top from Ikea to create a work surface.
2. Put up a wall between the "utility" or hot water troll/recycling/yard-shit area and the food/laundry areas. Installed shelving with under-mount lighting (which we never use, really). Added doors to hide the laundry when not in use. Its all painted BM Grant Beige, like the kitchen. Same hardware as kitchen too.
|Notice the door. It was the original front door to our home. Now we have this one.|
|This is what it usually looks like around here. We have a heavy duty storm door,. We also painted the shed a dark green so that it wouldn't stand out when we had the door open, now it just blends into the background. We love those doors btw.|
4. We recycle, so we needed something that would fit into a very small, read: shallow space. Enter Amazon. But, because we buy so much from Amazon, we needed two containers to hold all of that cardboard and such. So we just stack them. Classy, but it fits and we can close the door and pretend we are all neat and stuff.
|How it looks when the doors are closed. I love the hardware (notice we never altered the previous door jam, lazy).|
5. We removed the ceiling flush pendant that was originally in the room, b/c due to the built out laundry area it was no longer centered. Plus, I hate overhead lighting. Instead we went for over door sconces.
6. The rug is from Flor. To my mind, this room is begging for a beautiful, bright rug like this one. But reality is a soggy dog with muddy feet and spilled tomato sauce with a side of yard shit. Thus.
The only part I am not showing you is the very top, with the pull out storage drawers. But you can guess what those are like. There is a ladder that fits perfectly in between the hot water heater and the dividing wall that we use to get up there. There you have it. I have been on a huge nesting surge lately, and I cleaned it the hell out recently, so its all pared down to only what we actually use. Ahhh, feels good. Our local Good Will is bursting with our stuff.