Laundry - oh the joys! Everyone has to do it - so we might as well make it as enjoyable as possible.
This is my new laundry room------------
I guess that I have shown you pictures of many of the rooms in the house, but I don't think I have ever shown you pictures of the laundry room. While it might not be a room that is visited by people who visit our homes I believe that it is important that the laundry room be decorated just like the rest of your home. Of course, that's just my opinion. Now the picture above was taken right after the laundry room was finished. You will notice that there are no shelves up or pictures or anything like that.
So, a couple of weeks later, the next step looks like this -----------------
Our laundry room is right off the kitchen and you come in from the garage through the laundry room. One of the things that I wanted to do when we were remodeling the house was to make this room more assessable and comfortable. Now, that doesn't mean you will go into the laundry room and sit down and spend time, but if you have to be in there doing laundry you want to be as comfortable as possible while you are doing it. One of the things that I insisted on doing was changing the door coming in from the garage - it had been just an old 1980's solid door which closed in the room. I wanted a door with a window in it that would add natural light. Dan thought it would be too expensive. Guess who won - okay, so I actually did win one!
I also was able to add a shelf from IKEA on the wall by the garage door. This shelf has dual purpose. It is place that I can hang clothes as I take them out of the dryer, it gives us a place for Dan to put his hat (as you can see from the picture), and it will also give us a place to hang sweaters or jackets when weather turns cooler.
Now, the way the laundry room looks now -----------
As you can see - I have done a little more decorating, especially over the cabinets.
Well, while laundry might not be the most enjoyabe job to do - by making the room neat, organized, and yes, even decorated, it makes the job a little less of a chore!