Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Help Wanted

I need your help/suggestions with an area in our new home. My laundry room (if you can even call it that) is a very strange area. It is between the kitchen and the garage, and instead of having a long space with shelves above it (what you typically see) it is two small spaces on either side of the door.

Here is what it looks like:

As you come in from the garage, this is the space to your right. Washer and dryer go here (obviously they have to stack on top of one another). To your left is this space:

That's it.. that's all I have! Hence my dilemma. Each space measures 46 1/2 inches in width and has about 30-32 inches in depth.

My new washer/dryer are about 27 inches wide, so I will have some space to the right of them for storage.

I need some help figuring out what to do with this space to make maximum use out of it. I was thinking that next to the washer/dryer Mr. S. could make me some shelves that could go on that side wall so at least I would have a place for laundry soap, etc.

My first thought for the space to the left of the door was to get something like this:

That would give me plenty of storage, but where am I going to fold my clothes at?
Any suggestions or ideas you might have for this space would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks so much!


  1. You could slide a square table in there and have shelves attached to the wall.

  2. You could mount a piece of counter onto the wall in that space to make an area to fold laundry.

  3. I like the idea of mounting a piece of counter there for your area to fold clothes with possible shelves above and some drawers below? Kind of like a bathroom sink without the sink? Also, check out this site -- I think they have some GREAT ideas. http://www.easyclosets.com/showroomDetail.aspx?g=34

  4. I like your blog but I can't help you even because when in my house there is a little space my kids fill it up with their stuff!!! Never had so much space for me!!!!!

  5. What about something similiar to a baby changing table and putting a shelf on top of that for a counter to fold clothes then shelves up above on the wall for storage?


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