This weekend we are starting work on our laundry room so I wanted to give you all a peek at what it looks like now and what our plans are for giving it a facelift. Ready?
Welcome to our laundry room! It sits on the main level of our 90’s rambler at the end of the hallway off our entryway. Now I know what you’re thinking, “why on earth would you want to change this room?”. 😉 Between the honey oak trim and cabinets, the vinyl sheet flooring and the appliances from 1992 this room is in desperate need of some love.
I call it a “room” but I’m not actually sure if it qualifies. The space is so small, less than 5 ft by 5 ft, that it was a challenge to figure out what we could do in here. We were planning on doing a side by side set but most modern day washers and dryers are 3-6 inches deeper than our current set. Since we like closing the door occasionally, this option was out. Then we thought about moving it to the back wall, but that just wasn’t feasible with everything we would have to re route and move. Then we thought about doing a sliding door, but we didn’t want to have to move the electrical. You can see why I titled this post Laundry Room Challenge.
So what do you do when you hit this many snags before you even start? You find a way to make it work!
We’re going stackable! It’s really the only way to update the appliances while maintaining any sort of functionality in the room. Fingers crossed we don’t run into any more surprises now that demo is almost underway.
The color palette is going to be pretty basic with a lot of gray and white. Just because the room is so small I don’t want it to feel even smaller. Just waiting for the last load of laundry to come out of the dryer so we can finish demo and start on the floor tile this afternoon. We’ll be without a washer and dryer for a little over a week so we want to make sure EVERYTHING is washed before we take the old machines out. 🙂
Wish us luck!