Awkward would best describe the way our laundry room is currently laid out. The room is about 5ft by 8 ft but due to the way the plumbing is set up, our washer and dry are located directly in the middle, along the 8 ft wall, taking up 3 ft of the 5ft width of the room.
That leaves a little over 2ft of clearance to open the laundry machine doors, load, unload, and carry laundry baskets through. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve bumped, lost my grip on the handles, and cussed my way out of the laundry room.
Has it worked for us up until now? Yes. It has. But it hasn’t exactly motivated me to keep up with laundry. Sniff. Sniff.
Fortunately, we’ve decided to spend a few bucks ($100 to $200) and have a plumber extend the piping so we can re-arrange our small laundry room layout. And friends, let me tell you, I can hear the washer and dryer buzzers beeping their little hearts out in my head already. I will be so much more enthusiastic about doing laundry when I don’t have to wrestle with a laundry basket every time I remove clean clothes from that folding table stuck waaay in the back of this room.
New Layout Plan
The washer and dryer will go back against the far wall side by side. A folding shelf will go on top of the two machines. Two shelves will be mounted on the all about to hold laundry baskets, detergent, and so forth. Additionally, we will wall mount a hanger rack (aka a kitchen pot rack) and an expandable drying rack.
To take it a step further. I put a mood board together of design choices. Tulip wallpaper for the ceiling and upper walls. Wood shelves. Vinyl wood flooring.
Provided the plumber can run the new pipes they way we are hoping he can. This is our plan. But I have a plan B, just in case. Fingers crossed, we can make this all work as planned.