1. articles of clothing, linens, etc., that have been or are to be washed.
2. a room or area, as in a home or apartment building, reserved for doing the family wash.
Laundry is certainly not my favorite job in the house. In fact, I try not to do it at all but then it just piles up. If I can talk someone else into doing the laundry for me, I do. Often that doesn't happen and I realized that this room was the only room in the house that I had not given any love to since we moved in. Following that thought, I realized the room was ugly and boring and who in their right mind would want to go in there for any length of time? The room is 4ft. 3in. x 9ft. 9in. Actually that is not such a bad size. If this space was more attractive, inviting and functional maybe, just maybe, I would like doing the laundry and I might even get the rest of my family into the fun.
The first three pictures are the laundry room before. As you can see, the builder painted the room, uh, beige. I had my machines on pedestals, which raised them up about shoulder height. There was a shelf above them that I could not reach so I used the shelf to house things I don't use very often. Since I couldn't reach, I used to throw things up there and hope they didn't fall back down. The new and improved pictures are following.
|O my, I forgot how terrible it was.|
|I can reach all my shelves now. |
The two baskets above the washer and dryer slide toward you for even better access.
|My rotissorie is also difficult to store but fits great up on the top shelf. A nice hanging bar was added to hang all those things that don't go in the dryer. Don't my homemade pickles, jellies, and relishes look beautiful on the shelves too?|
|This mirror I made from an old window. I basically cleaned it all up, painted it and installed 3 mirror pieces to the back of it. Added some shiny little hooks and it looks fantastic. Adds depth and shine to the room and I LOVE it. |