What Would You Do With an L-shaped Laundry Room?

Help!!! I have this L-shaped laundry room, with a lovely built-in ironing board and the room just doesn't make any sense to me! It's oddly-shaped and nothing seems to be in the right spots. I really want to organize this room in order to accommodate our family. I've thought about building shelves for laundry baskets in the corner and all four of us would have our own basket.
Here's the list of what we did in this room (as if it's really this simple!!!)
1. Removed wallpaper
2. Removed and replaced flooring
3. Filled in holes
4. Changed outlets
5. Painted
6. Transformed the cabinets and built-in ironing board with Rust-Oleum's Cabinet Transformation Kit
7. New curtains, clean windows
I do love the new look of this room, I just wish it flowed better. Any suggestions or comments are welcome!
For the entire post, click on this link: http://illjustpaintit.com/laundry-room-remodel/. You can also see more about our home's remodel at this link: http://illjustpaintit.com/category/remodel-series/.
This is the laundry room when we first went into the house when it was for sale. This picture is taken from the doorway.
This is taken during the remodeling process. I think we used our weight in spackle!
The after from the doorway. I do love this linoleum!
This is during the remodeling process. We tore up the carpet, got rid of the wallpaper and also removed a small table and cabinet. Had I taken this view originally, they would have been on the left side of this picture.
This is the after looking to the door. It does look so much better, I just think everything needs to be moved!!!
A week after moving in, we tapped into city water. This room originally had a well tank towards the back right. Now, everything seems to just be tossed in there! We only have 2 baths in our house...wouldn't this be a nice one?!?!

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  • Pat
    on Jun 26, 2013

    I was going to ask how much do you really use the ironing board? Ours is used very little. I would remove the ironing board and put storage along that wall, leaving enough room for the window to have a shade or curtain. You could have clothes baskets in the bottom of your storage unit and to top would be for soaps, softeners, etc. If you put upper and lower cabinets you would have a place to fold clothes.

  • Rachel @I'llJustPaintIt.com
    Rachel @I'llJustPaintIt.com
    on Jun 26, 2013

    Thanks, Pat and Linda. I have debated taking that ironing board out, I just never thought about replacing over the door! Seems so simple once it's spelled out for you! That would allow the appropriate space for a shelving unit. That's it! Thanks!

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