February 2, 2012

Laundry Room Plans

For my Christmas and birthday present this year, I asked Kanyon if we could spruce up the laundry room. It is an 8x8 room that we haven't really done anything with except to buy a cheap shelving unit from Walmart and stick in there. The walls are white with no paint. I realize that's the case with most people's laundry room but it drives me crazy! Probably because most of the time it ends up looking like this... (and when I say this, I mean stuff thrown on the shelves and on the floor... I don't even know what's in that white trash bag?).

The dirt that piles up and stuff thrown everywhere makes me never want to go in this room. Especially when I see pictures of beautiful laundry rooms on Pinterest like these.

How much better would it be to fold clothes in that second laundry room?? I might actually get it done quicker...

But more than wanting it to be prettier, I just want it to be more functional and have more storage. Originally we liked the idea of putting a counter in the middle of the washer and dryer but then decided we wanted them next to each other. I have a top loading washer and the buttons for the dryer are on top so we couldn't put a counter on top of them either.

Thankfully the measurements of the room work out perfectly for stock cabinets to fill in that back wall nicely. So we went to Lowe's last weekend and bought a 36 in deep and 36 in tall (the same height as the W&D) counter with two doors and drawers to put on the left of the W&D. So it will be counter top cabinets, washer, then dryer wall to wall on the back wall. 

We also bought two wall cabinets to put on the wall above. We will have them like that top picture, both on the sides with shelving between them. Except I will probably add another shelf. We were excited that stock cabinets worked out so well because they are so cheap! We got them unfinished so we I can paint them how I want. I'm thinking I want to try something cool?

We have a fridge in there in the left corner and the hampers and hanging rail are on the right. We haven't nailed down exactly how we want to put those yet. The fridge can't move but I'm hoping to build another counter top above the hampers.

So the next step is painting in there. I'm hoping I can get that done this weekend. I can't wait to get it done!!

P.S. Kanyon bought a new truck yesterday! YAY!


  1. Exciting!!! :)

    and Kanyon and Brandon are now basically truck twins, isn't that just precious!

  2. Come on, who has a vase of flowers in their laundry room!! Can't wait to see the finished project the next time I come, which can't come soon enough! Miss you!