My poor home office is feeling neglected. I promised to work on it next, but in reality, I am going to work on the laundry room. This family is in DESPERATE need of storage. Again, I am so bummed the builders went slack on storage and small custom touches in this house.
But of all things, storage?! Ugh!
So here is our laundry room right now. Nope, I didn’t clean it up because I want you all to see just how much our storage situation sucks! Everything lives on the floor there and it is so hard to utilize the shelf. Plus, these before pictures will make the after look just that awesome!
This room is tiny and there is a lot going on in it. It measures 5′ x 6.5′ and houses the washer dryer and the hot water heater.
It is a small space to do much in. Luckily it is tall. Very tall. And I will use that to my advantage.
I want this to be a pretty quick and easy project and something I can finish in the next two weekends. No reason for the time line other than I just want it to be done.
I was playing around online the other night and created some inspiration for this tiny space:
I don’t plan to follow this to a T, but I needed it to give me an idea of what I wanted to do…..mainly with storage. I was pretty much ready to pull the trigger on buying two wall cabinets I found and Lowes, but Matt convinced me (not that it took much) to head over to our local Habitat Restore and see if there were any wall cabinets there. And to my luck, there were two perfect sized cabinets that just need a paint job waiting for me for $5 each. STOP IT!
You know my love for all things rustic, so instead of trying to find chunky shelves like I have pictured, I am going to follow this tutorial from Desert Domicile and try to make something similar for probably much cheaper.
As far as the walls go, it is a tiny, dark space, so I am going to paint the walls white and add a feature wall. I do love the herringbone look mainly for it’s simplicity, so I may toy with something like that for behind the washer/dryer. I considered for .02 doing tile, but I have never tiled before nor do I have the tools. #investmentIdontwanttomake
I actually scored a pretty sweet industrial light yesterday while I was at Home Depot. It doesn’t look quite like what I have pictured, but it has the same feel and was only $30! Budget people! Budget!
Accessories are something I am going to try to purchase next weekend. I took Halloween off because in my family Halloween is pretty much Christmas. A big deal. Only I am just getting started, so my decorations are still pretty rookie. I digress.
And that water heater? Well, unless the price of tankless water heaters goes way down and we could sell this one, I don’t see that changing anytime soon. But at least it would feel much more spacious with vertical storage!!
So there are the plans for what will hopefully be a quick project. Cross your fingers for a quick project!
Now off to fold that basket of whites before I go to work (last weekend to work for the year!!!)