Before I start this post, I would like to apologize to my ancestors and many friends around the world that hand wash clothing. I’m ungrateful, I know.
I hate my laundry room. In all fairness I kinda hate doing laundry, so it’s only fair… It’s small, dark, boring and doesn’t use the space well. Here is what I’m working with:
The room is 8.5 feet long and 5.5 wide and has ONE cabinet.
It’s a builder grade room, barely. Yes, it’s much better than a closet or (cross your fingers) no laundry at all, I’ve lived in both scenarios with children! Still, these walls can do better. I’m enlisting your help. Here are the priorities:
- I don’t have a linen closet in this house, so I would like some storage
- I fold a lot of laundry in there so I need some counter space, I currently use the top of the machines as counter space
- I would looooooooooooooove (I mean really love) a sink
- Hanging rod is a must
- Of course cost is a major factor in all these decisions, if it’s expensive it’s gotta be really worth it
I have graphed four options for the reconstruction ( I do it old school like here) and I REALLY want some input. In the comments below, please let me know what you think! My sanity is begging you! (NOTE: on the layouts one square is 3 inches, on the front elevation each square is 4 inches)
Option 1: The easiest and cheapest
Option 2: expensive counter top replacement, could I squeeze in a sink???
Option 3: Lots of storage but small counter top
Option 4: I’m loving this, but it’s the most work and most expensive. Would it be too squishy in there?
P.S. One of my early posts was a video on laundry and Mother’s Day! Happy day on Sunday to everyone out there!