The first project I want to tackle is our laundry "room". I say "room" because it's not actually a room but a closet in our mud room. Here's a look at the teeny, tiny, impossible to photograph space:
I actually find that it's all that I need for space, but the problem is the functionality. Those dang closet doors get in the way of putting in the laundry detergent. I actually have to close the door slightly so that I can pull out the drawer far enough and then crank my arm around to get the detergent in. Annoying. The closet is in the back of the house in the mud room so, while it's nice to be able to hide away the washer/dryer, it's just not necessary. So, if it's out in the open it just needs to look good.
The plan is to remove the doors and fancify the inside with cabinets, a countertop, paint and maybe a backsplash or wallpaper. The mud room will of course get a splash of new paint while we're at it, bye bye boring builder beige! yesss.
Here are some of my inspiration pics. I really like the layout of these images with the cabinet along the side and top with space in the middle. We don't have a window, but I'd like to put up a rod and be able to hang clothes from there.
|image via precision stoneworks|
|image via casa de valentina|
|image via southern living|
Let the planning begin! yay.