When I moved into my house three years ago, all I had for a laundry room was connections for a washer and dryer in an enclosed, heated porch at the back of the house. It was just a long, skinny L-shaped room with nothing in it but a cheap particle board pantry cabinet in rough shape. Here's a shot of it before I took it to the dump:
Super cute!! But now that I know better, the laundry tub has been relocated to where it will be easy to run plumbing lines (and cost me less money). So now it looks like this:
The cute factor is sadly lacking. The washer and dryer are stacked now, and that hides the hanging clothes from view. I need these shelves for storing all the things I use in the laundry as well as things I use all the time. Putting everything in cute baskets is a great idea except that I get fed up pulling baskets out and having to set them down on a counter so that I can pull out what I want, put the baskets back, use the thing, get the baskets back out to ... well, I was tired of wasting my time doing that. I wanted a better solution. Out of the blue, I remembered that I had saved the doors to the old pantry cabinet (there's that hoarder factor again). I dug them out of my shed and installed them on the lower shelves. They weren't quite wide enough, I had a 3/4 inch gap between the doors that I covered with a piece of trim.
And here is the full view of my little laundry storage area. I'm still working on the cute factor, but for now this works for me!
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UPDATE: I found my cute factor! Pop over and see my new laundry sign & finished mudroom update HERE!
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