Sunday, February 20, 2011

Room to Move in the Laundry Room

Our laundry room has more going on in it than just about any other room in the house!  Of course, laundry is done.  The dog and cat are both fed in here.  We have cleaning supplies, household supplies, planting supplies, etc. in here. It's a decent size room, but with all that's going on in there, it gets crowded!  So the other day my husband removed the door.  It was the best move ever!  We didn't ever close the door because the dog's stuff was on the floor.  I was afraid I'd conk myself in the head when I was reaching for the dog's food or his leash.  Even though we only gained a couple of square feet, it is heavenly!  I can now get past the dog when he's eating and  I can move in there without bumping into something!

We bought our washer and dryer separately, so that's why they don't 'match', which is fine with us.  It's nice having the washer on the pedestal, because then I don't have to bend over to get the clothes out.  I didn't get the pedestal for the dryer because I like having a spot to fold clothes.



I realize this is a really small looking change, but it's a huge improvement for an area that I'm in so many times a day.  If we ever want the door back on, it's as easy as putting it back up.

Thanks for visting!

Pam

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26 comments:

  1. It makes so much sense because it works for you and your family! Your laundry room sounds like mine. Our dogs eat in there and sometimes they hangout in there when company comes over! I bet you love having a sink in there too!

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  2. What a blessing to have a sink in your laundry room!

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  3. Hi Pam...that is a HUGE improvement. I love the tile. Thanks so much for joining me this week.

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  4. If we have to do laundry, and all of us do, it may as well be in a nice place like this.

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  5. I think it looks great! I wish I had a sink in mine!

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  6. I have serious envy over your laundry room. I wish mine had a sink and the cabinetry yours has. Love the idea of removing the door, fantastic improvement.

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  7. Hi Pam, thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower, I really appreciate it! You have such a pretty laundry room, I love your slate floors their beautiful. Just became your newest follower, Martina

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  8. Some times it's the easy fixes that make the biggest difference. Smart thinking.
    CAS

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  9. Isn't it funny how the "little things" can mean so much!

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  10. I love your tile Pam. Your laundry room is gorgeous!

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  11. Hello,

    I love the slate floors and having a sink in the laundry room. We recently renovated our basement which included the laundry room. Love having space to fold laundry and a sink. It makes laundry more enjoyable to do.
    Thank you for sharing. Take care,
    Claudia

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  12. Easy fix, I am glad it works for you. My laundry room is such a mess I would never take the door off for anyone to see in-oh well maybe one day I will get it organized!

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  13. Love the laundry room and the tile you have in there too! What a blessing it must be to have a devoted room for laundry, you blessed Girl! It looks awesome!

    xoxo,
    Ellen

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  14. It is positively heavenly!! You are sooo organized!! Want to come to my house and organize???
    xxDaniella

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  15. Great idea! Love the paint color and your tile!

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  16. Looks great Pam! I love your laundry room!

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  17. Great idea ! I took the door off my craftroom to gain more space and I love it ... seems so much bigger somehow !

    I'm really enjoying following your reno's always great ideas to be found here !

    thanks for sharing,
    gena

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  18. Crazy how much more open a space feels just by removing a door, isn't it? We did the same thing between our bath and closet and haven't looked back since! Who ever closes those doors anyway, right? :)
    Love your laundry room - it's beautiful!

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  19. You've nailed it! Something like a door removal can make such a difference. We enlarged our laundry closet door and it's a brand new world. (Must be a laundry thing). Now enjoy it! Jane

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  20. Isn't it amazing how much time we do spend in our laundry rooms? We did a redo on ours last year and just adding cabinets instead of shelves made me happy. I have to leave the door on mine as it opens into the open space that is our kitchen/living/dining room and the washer and dryer make too much noise when we are watching tv.

    Hope your week is starting well!

    Sue

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  21. your laundry room is lovely, im so jealous...my laundry room is litterally a nook large enough to hold the stackables...lol
    hugs
    janet

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  22. Hi Pam,
    It's just these kinds of changes that make the biggest impact sometimes! What a great idea! Love your laundry room...what a great space! Can you believe I am still using the first washing machine I ever bought...it's over 30 years old and still going! :) Maybe I should call GE and tell them...LOL

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  23. Your laundry room looks fantastic, I'm visiting from Debbie's party. I'm now a follower. Please stop by and visit and I'd love it if you would follow me.

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  24. Super idea. It is amazing what a difference that small change made. Love the cabinets, counters and floors. We spend so much time in there it is nice to have these great finishes.
    I am your newest follower. Come over and follow me as well. Hugs, Ginger

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  25. It does look so much better. Why do men builders put doors in that room anyway???

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  26. I love your laundry room too! We have slate in our kitchen. I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with it :) Thank you for stopping by - I am your newest follower too.

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