First off, Happy Halloween! It is pouring rain here, but I am sure that won’t stop many of the trick-or-treaters. Check back tomorrow for a look at our Halloween!
Last week I showed you my laundry room. It has bothered me for the entire time we have lived in this house, and I decided it was about time we attempt to make it more functional.
It isn’t a room I wanted to spend a lot of money on, I just wanted to add a few things to make it a little more operational.
Steve offered to paint it for me, but we are going to begin another paint project shortly (more on that soon), and I told him not to bother; especially with how awkward it would be to do. Trust me, I love paint on the walls to lighten up a space, but painting the laundry room isn’t on the “must do” list right now.
So let’s take a look at the before again:
Here is what it looks like today:
What do you think?
I would love to eventually paint it so it’s not so white, but that will come after we tackle some other projects.
Steve added another shelf for me for extra storage. We chose to put it on the same wall as the other shelf, and not beside the existing cabinets. We would have had to put up a smaller shelf if it went beside the cabinets, so we decided against that. I can also hang clothes from this self as well, while still clearing the dryer. The shelf cost $10 from Home Depot.
I am so happy with the prints I chose to put up. I printed them myself and the frames I already had. I think they really warm up the space.
I often buy bulk detergents which don’t fit in the cabinets, so I dug out my wicker serving tray and thought it would be of good use in the laundry room. Right now, I am using it to hold laundry detergent, clothes pins for my clothes rack, and a cloth to wipe out the washing machine.
What is my favourite part about my laundry room now? My accordion wall mounted clothes rack! I love it!
This is such a space saver! I can hang two pairs of pants (which clothes pins) on each rod, and it folds back into the wall once you’re done with it – it provides 12.5 feet of hanging space. I purchased this from Solutions for $34.99. It’s a little pricey, but it was worth everything penny!
I added a shoe rack that I was able to tuck away in the corner, and it only cost me $10 from Wal-Mart.
Steve shifted the washer and dryer over a little so we could tuck our ironing board, folding clothes rack and H2O mop between the washer and the wall.
I know it may not seem like much, but it’s a huge improvement for me, and makes me hate doing laundry that much less.
A little effort can go a long way!