Wednesday, April 20, 2011

It All Comes Together

If you are still reading this saga, you are either super patient or super bored! If you haven't read the past two days, I'll take a minute and catch you up to speed...Our old house has no laundry room. It does however have a super great sewing closet which slowly turned into a junk closet. What it lacks in the laundry room department, it makes up for in having two small coat closets. We purged and merged our coats into one closet and turned the other into a cloffice. This left us with an empty closet and still no laundry room...

Empty Closet + No Laundry Room =
Laundry Closet
lauset is the technical french name

Today it's making its big debut! With further ado, I would like to introduce the best thing we have done to our old house...



I keep the things I use daily within easy reach

the Smurfs lunchboxes

two shelves of cleaning supplies
I L.O.V.E. this new area we created! We purchased a new washer and dryer and stacked them. I had enough room for a small (but big enough) shelving unit to put beside them. We didn't want anything permanent to make maintenance to the machines easier. The shelves are on felt pads and they are super easy to slide in and out. Behind them I mounted the iron and ironing board to the back wall. This has been a wonderful use of space! Mr. T and I are beyond thrilled...and I can't say that enough!

If you are up to speed...you might wonder where this leaves our kitchen/laundry room/breakfast nook? Once again...stay tuned...

Rachel :)
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18 comments:

Accessorize and Organize said...

I love your Lauset!!!! I do want to see a picture of you actually touching the top buttons, though!

jeana said...

love what you did!

Anonymous said...

Can you tell me what washer and dryer you have?

Rachel said...

Thank you all!! We bought LGs from Best Buy. The washer is 4.2, and the dryer is 7.4. Both have steam and are certified by the asthma and allergy foundation. Hope this helps!

Baye said...

Great idea! Everything look so nice.

jessica said...

That is Fantastic! I love the look of your washer/ dryer!! do you mind sharing the brand??

Ange said...

Wonderful use of the space! You must be in heaven. :) I love how this turned out. Isn't it fun turning the junk space into functional space? Thanks for linking up to Roomspiration! I'm hoping you linked up the cloffice as well. :)

Megan said...

Looks Awesome! This is something we have wanted to do for some time. I was curious about the water and exhaust hook up. How did you work those things out. I know it is not the fun, pretty stuff, but the logistics of this has had us stumped for some time.

Katie said...

This "lauset" is so sleek and organized and beautiful. It makes the thought of doing laundry sound like a fun event. :)

Have you ever considered putting your shelves on casters so you could literally just roll it out to get to the stuff behind? Just a thought. Maybe not necessary though.

Glad you linked up to Roomspiration. I linked up my Office Armoire as well.

Jean @ Flower Hill said...

Love what you did!

Rachel said...

Thanks everyone!! Katie...we put the shelves on casters about 2 months ago. Great minds think alike! They are great and its SO easy to roll the shelves in and out. Megan, we had to hire an electrician and plumber. It wasn't cheap, but there is a bathroom on the other side so it was easy to get to the pipes. The dryer is vented down into the crawl space.

Shan said...

Oh my! I think I found a new friend! Wonderful post with wonderful closet! It looks so neat and organized! Thank you for joining us on Roomspiration!

Anne said...

Simply gorgeous - great work!

elizabeth@themustardceiling said...

This was the perfect way to transform your closet! I love your shiny new washer and dryer...is that weird to get excited over a washer and dryer?

Thanks for stopping by to link up to the Roomspiration party!

Midwest Mrs said...

LOVE this! Makes so much sense and you can always close the doors when you're sick of it :)The paint color also looks great and the shelves are perfect for that space. Nice job!

AngelMama said...

Speaking of that gorgeous paint color... Do you mind sharing the name? I think it would be prefect for my office.

Jamie said...

Just saw this post over on I heart organizing... it was my favorite!! I have about the same amount of space as you (and I envy others who have actual laundry 'rooms')
Really nice use of space!

Annette W. said...

Where did you get the skinny organizer? I need one!