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The NEW Laundry Room and Storage Area

A few months ago we decided that we needed a little more space in our laundry room.
We actually use our laundry room as a space for laundry, extra storage, and as a bedroom for our sweet pups.
We were totally out of room.
I wanted a space that would hold all of my extra china, glassware, and serving pieces in addition to laundry, a full size fridge, and a massive wine fridge.
The biggest requirement I had for the room, though, was for it to look as if it were there when we built our house.

We contacted our builder and he was more than happy to turn our outside storage junk room into a laundry room addition.

I don’t know why, but I didn’t take any pictures of the before space.
(Probably because it was a sad little space.)

Here is our laundry room in the middle of construction.

We actually doubled the space,
by removing the wall separating the existing laundry room and the outside storage room.
(The grout looks really gross in this picture.)
 
And here it is now.
The new room is approximately 14″x8′.
We added about 6′ to the length of the room.
(This room was extremely difficult to photograph-not a drop of natural light.)
We wanted to expand the room about 3 foot width into our garage,
but the space was definitely not worth the money.
**One of our money-saving tips when remodeling your home is to make sure that the cost is beneficial for re-sale of your home.**
We moved our kitchen refrigerator into the laundry room to hold beverages and for extra food needs.
I also added my dream wine fridge.
(A dual zone 110-bottle capacity Edge Star.)

We left the existing sink area for right now,
but later plan on replacing the old countertop with a solid surface.

We also plan on having a counter built over the washer and dryer for a folding area.
(Definitely a LATER project-probably DIY).

One of the very best features of the room is the addition of vertical shelving in a few of the cabinets for platters, trays, and cutting boards.
It is amazing how much these vertical storage areas hold.
All of the cabinets are 2-feet deep.

Here is the inside of one of the cabinets.
I actually have 6 more just like this.
It’s a STORAGE dream come true.
I love having a space to hold all of my “extras” that took up space in my kitchen.

I absolutely love the space.
Source List:
Refrigerator-old GE
Wine Refrigerator
Washer and Dryer-Whirlpool Duet
Cabinets-Adams Custom Cabinetry
Cabinet Paint-Linen White by Benjamin Moore
Wall Paint-Ambiance by Benjamin Moore
Tiles-Dal-Tile, discontinued
Cabinet Knobs-My Knobs.com
Light fixtures-Henson’s Carpets & Lighting

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