Here in St. Louis, we're still experiencing temps in the 70's. Well, this week anyway. Next week looks to be a range between 63 and 55. From there, who knows? It's the midwest so you know what they say, "if you don't like the weather, wait five minutes".
Anyway, with cooler weather coming (hopefully to stay awhile), I've been looking around the interior of our home to see which projects I want to tackle during the colder months. Ideally, I guess it makes most sense to start on the main level of the home. But when inspiration hits, you gotta run with it! Hey there, laundry room.
Our laundry room now is worlds better than our laundry room at Dresden. However, there is the serious issue of poor space planning. When the previous flippers came up with their laundry room floor plan design. they set it up to where the washer and dryer were the main feature of the room. They're the focal point. However, they didn't take into account the inaccessible space they created on either side of them.
So my plan with this laundry room
is to first make it functional,
second make it prettier.
The only thing I know for sure is that the new countertop will be wooden. Aside from the reason that it's the cheaper of the options since Dane can make it for us, it also makes it customizable. I plan to stretch the length of the existing countertop and take it all the way to the wall. However, if possible, I'd like to have a custom cut and a hinge installed so that I can make use of the inaccessible space under it. Maybe a laundry sorter?
I'll also need suggestions for the dead space on the other side of the washer. Right now it's a storage shelf with a rod for hanging clothes to dry. However, I'm short and my washer is tall...so I can't easily reach the items in the back. I'm thinking of maybe making that space a laundry basket storage area? I'll be taking this convo over to our Instagram for suggestions, so put your creative caps on!