My laundry room transformation! It doesn’t look much different at a quick glance but keep reading to see all angles and you’ll see why I’m so excited.
I decided to stack the laundry basket dressers on top of each other and place them on the left wall. You know how they always say to use your vertical space. . . . The right wall would be used for the two shelves where we hang we clothes to dry. Along the back wall I really wanted to find a couple of cabinets so the clutter would be behind closed doors. For a little interest I wanted shelves in between the cabinets.
Once I got working, however, I had a change of plans. I decided to stack the laundry basket dressers but put them on the right wall instead. My reasoning was to hide the mess from the kitchen since that door is on the right wall. Once I did that I decided I loved the open space that was created. The room looked twice as large (it’s actually an awkward, narrow space). I couldn’t bear to put the shelves up on the left side so I decide to remove everything from the back wall and hang my shelves for wet clothes back there. Since the two shelves from the side walls were too long I staggered them. This gave me 6 ft of hanging space and I was able to keep both shelves for storage of bulk items. I still needed to find a place for my laundry stuff like detergent. I decided to hang some 20” sections of shelving to the left of the laundry basket dressers. It worked out great. The clutter is tucked around the corner and still easily accessible!
I can’t believe how such a simple and inexpensive change (I only had to purchase a new header and two hanging brackets) made such a difference. The room seems twice as large. Here are some side by side comparisons. 2/3 of the floor space is now empty and the whole left wall is bare! It’s so much more user friendly and organized. The best tip I have it to just use your vertical space.
Now I just need to paint it all a fun color (someday) and add a fun quote or something on the blank wall. I'm considering "Laundry Today or Naked Tomorrow". Any other suggestions?