We’re happy to share a project today, that we’ve just completed! We had a such a wonderful experience working with client, Jaime, to help make her laundry room more functional.
The laundry room is located directly next to the garage, and needed to be used as a mud room too. Jaime desperately needed a reachable space where the kids could stash their own coats and belongings, (with some kind of order), as they came in from the garage.
The cabinets in the room are fantastically tall, allowing lots of storage, but low visibility. It’s next to impossible to keep a cupboard organized when it’s too high up to see in!
We also wanted to add a space for the kids calendars and chore charts etc, and came up with this design board:
Focusing on the troublesome spots of the room, we came up with these solutions:
Kiddie Storage: It’s official that the Expedit bookcase has done it again. The lower three baskets of the tower hold the kids ski goggles, hats, and gloves. The upper two will be used for swim towels and swimwear, and be rotated to the bottom in the warmer months.
We added the bench for extra shoe storage and so the kids could have a place to sit as they take off their shoes/coats etc.
Hooks: Jaime already had THESE beauties from Restoration Hardware. Seriously, they’re so beautiful. We really needed to maximize hanging space so we decided to hang hooks low enough for the kids to hang up their own coats and then hung high ones above for adults. We also added a row of sturdy hooks on another wall to house handbags, diaper bags etc.
Cupboards: We used small storage containers to group similar items such as batteries, cleaning supplies and laundry items. These are great to use to avoid small items from getting lost, to keep everything grouped together, and a great space saver. They easily stack up on top of each other. Hopefully this will be helpful so Jaime can just pull out the whole tub and find what she needs.
Notice board: We made a custom notice board using particleboard, batting, 100% linen and heavy duty bolts. We hung it vertically behind the laundry room door to be at kiddie eye level.
Accessories: We added a rod with galvanized buckets and hooks for added storage for keys, thumbtacks, lint or dryer sheets. We couldn’t resist a stripy rug, which brought everything together, and complimented Jaime’s fun, funky style.
(We wish we had more pictures of the finished room, but alas we were there till dark and image quality was not in our favor:)
Thanks Jaime for being a dream client and for letting us share! We loved this project!