This is perfect timing for me.
Normally, I begin my room re-decoration projects with a pretty clear idea of what I want. My vision often changes throughout the process, but I do normally have a vision.
Not so this time.
I'm tired of my laundry room.
so. very. tired.
When we moved into this house (3 years ago) the laundry room thrilled me. On the main floor, right off the garage, with a mud room aspect to it, it was a MASSIVE improvement from the "laundry room" of our old house - which was actually more of a deep, dark hole in the basement.
I celebrated by purchasing this gorgeous washer/dryer set. Front load, high efficiency...so pretty!
I also bought a "stacking kit" which allowed us to put the dryer on top of the washer.
I thought this would give me a lot more room in the laundry room - allow us to use it more as a mud room..
It did...and it's been fine for the past few years...but suddenly I'm tired of it.
I think it's all Lorie's fault (over at Be Different, Act Normal.) She kept showing off pretty laundry rooms, and they got me thinking. Thinking is so dangerous for me.
I kicked the idea of a laundry room re-do around in my head for a few days. Then yesterday, when I was feeling lazy and tired and trying to avoid a workout I said to my husband "what would it take to unstack the washer dryer?" and he said "not much. You want them side by side now?" and I said yes, and proceeded to empty the laundry room.
One of Matt's best qualities is that he never asks too many questions, and he never tries to talk me out of anything. Instead, he pulls the washer/dryer stack away from the wall and says "can you get me a phillips head screw driver?"
So yesterday began the laundry room makeover...
which has no clear direction.
I know I want to put a counter in over the washer/dryer. I know I want shelving or cabinets of some sort on the wall. I know I want a cute drying rack, and a pretty paint color...but I need some suggestions!
The room is small. To be honest, it's not nearly the cause for rejoice now that it was 3 years ago, but it's still a decent laundry room.
There's a large coat closet that I'm planning to put shelves in, but I also need to put some type of laundry sorter in there. Ideas???
Here are the Before Pictures (it's a complete 360)