My old house had a "gi-normous" laundry room. I guess it's a good thing that is where we raised our five kids. We are empty nesters now and believe me I have had worse laundry scenarios,
(like dark cold basement, or hot Texas garage). My laundry resides inside. It is small.
When the old laundry pair died, I decided on the new front loaders. I measured carefully because they are pretty big beasts.
Note: Two things I missed: my gas pipe sticks out of the wall a good ways, keeping the machines out from the wall a good ways. When we opened the door, the piece that goes into the door jamb to close the door brushed the front of my dryer front. (glass/plastic bubble juts out)
I had to order two special doors and had them open into the hall although the installer insisted they should open in.
I now wish I hadn't ordered the bases for them, I am short and can't hardly reach the cabinets above. They are wonderful storage, but I cannot get to cabinets above without a step stool. Also, if they were on the floor I could fold on top.
The room is situated under the stairs. The end of the room has a slant ceiling. We purchased a couple of cabinets with additional storage and they fit along the wall under the stair.
My goal was to make it pretty and bright due to having no window in there.
We bought our last house knowing that it was for the soul intention of reselling. It was the ugliest house in the best neighborhood. If it hadn't been in the worst town...and IN town....I
would have just stayed put! WHEN we were through. This was one of the first posts when I first started blogging....one of the reasons I did. My friends were tired of wanting to know what my houses looked like when I was done....we always sold them before anyone got to look. #organizedhome
Commented on Dec 15, 2012
Tammy I love the moulding with shelving above, giving me ideas and an idea to get rid of that
Since my living room has pale blue curtains and a nature feel to the decor, I trimmed my Christmas tree using garden elements - dried hydrangeas, small potted paperwhite ornaments, twig
orbs, branches, and plenty of birds and nests! Also, because I have a small artificial tree for this space, I placed it on a small table and filled in around the base with baskets, gifts, etc to give it more presence.
Commented on Dec 14, 2012
I love your photos. We are birds of a feather....as they say. I too have a garden theme going.
After finishing my kitchen cabinets, repainting walls I found my redo spirit spilling into connecting rooms. I needed to watch my budget and not BREAK the bank. I shopped my house, both
stored and other rooms.
The breakfast was my next stop. I painted the walls Virtual Taupe by Sherwin Williams. It's a brownish gray or greige as it seems to be called in decor circles.
My window valances came down and I added two metal shelves that worked out to be the perfect width for the side windows of the bay. In the center I had a couple of shelf supports I wanted to use and I wanted the center shelf taller so I dropped it down to accomodate taller display items.
For the shelf I took fence boards and weathered them and screwed them to the shelf supports. One of my favorite things about the window look are the shutters on the sides! I made the shelf height match the height of the shutters and the width fit perfectly between. (wasn't sure what I'd do with them when I bought them :)
I stored my glass table and metal chairs. Replaced them with two Pier One parsons chairs that included my new colors, then added two of the adorable antique chairs whose seat cushions I just covered and chalk painted to match. We dragged our old farmhouse table out of the attic and scooted the arrangement close to the window.
I'll post more later. Don't want to bore you with a lot of text