I’ll be completely honest.
It was primarily the laundry room that sold me on the house in Hooterville .
The laundry room and its unlimited potential more than compensated for all of the other things I didn’t/don’t particularly like about the house.
For a laundry room, it’s GINORMOUS.
I forget the exact dimensions but it’s at least 14 feet x 14 feet! It’s actually bigger than any of the 4 bedrooms, or the kitchen.
Believe me, I’m not complaining but I can’t help but wonder…
WHY would someone design a laundry room that is considerably larger than the bedrooms or kitchen?
Here’s what it looked like the day we looked at the house. I loved the pretty back door. And I actually liked the vinyl tiles. The black diamonds and aqua border in them would have worked perfectly with the color scheme I wanted to use. But, unfortunately, the tiles were in really, really bad shape. Beyond salvageable so the floor was destined to be replaced.
Three days after I finished painting the laundry room a cheery shade of aqua (Valspar “Aqua Frost”) we had “The Flood” and the paint peeled around the seam of the wallboard and near the floor where it got wet. ::sigh:: Re-mudding the seam and repainting is on the “To Do” list. (The hole in the wall is only temporary and was cut by the plumber so he can access the water pipes from the bathroom on the other side of the wall and install a sink for me in the laundry room. )
Also on the “To Do” list is cabinets. Lots and lots of white cabinets. Definitely a cabinet to hide the hot water heater.
I plan to make the “sink wall” in the photo above the dog feeding station with a cabinet to hold the 40 pound bags of dog food I buy, a place to store the canned cat and dog food, and perhaps even one of those tiny refrigerators for opened cans of pet food. I’m even thinking about a small microwave too, for taking the chill off dog/cat food that has been refrigerated. (Our pets are SO spoiled!)
The long wall below is actually 2 or 3 feet longer than the photo shows and I envision floor to ceiling cabinets running the entire length of the wall.
Maybe something similar to these Closet Maid cabinets…
To the right of the back door, I would like to have a place to sit down to put on shoes.
I LOVE this idea! Isn’t it great?! Only I think I would need a smaller/shorter version since my wall doesn’t look this long. I already told my hubby I have dibs on one of the stall doors on the old barn he is going to tear down.
photo source: Funky Junk Interiors