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Project Complete: Laundry Closet

March 26, 2008 Sarah Coggins

After work I picked up the final piece for our laundry closet renovation: the Whirlpool Work Surface. Now that it’s in place, the room is complete and I have before & after photos to share.

First, a look at the closet two weeks ago. On the upper left side, the step ladder hung on a pair of screws. I bumped it multiple times over the years while loading clothes in the washer and it fell on my head – not fun at all. There were 2 wire shelves along the back wall. Everything was shoved up there and, like the step ladder, items would fall on your head when you tried to get something down. Again, not fun. I really should have worn my hard hat in there. 😉 Then on the right side, we kept two folding chairs between the wall and dryer. Otherwise, that space was wasted.

Laundry Closet: Before

After selling the old washer & dryer and removing the shelving, we cleaned and repainted the room. It’s now a nice off-white with a slight yellow hue. The new washer & dryer allows us a bit of extra wall space above and the work surface on top of them provides for a spot to fold laundry as well as holding the detergent & dryer sheets.

Laundry Closet: After
Instead of 2 shelves on the back wall, we have 3 shelves plus one on the right side. All are on standards & adjustable so we can change them in the future as our needs change. While we did clear out a few miscellaneous items we no longer needed, the closet holds 90% of what was in it before and a few additional items. If you look on the bottom shelf where the Clorox & old detergent bottle are, you’ll see we still have some space to fill.

Finally, the step ladder and 2 chairs are hanging on the left wall on a ladder hanger. Now all 3 are out of the way and they won’t come crashing down on me. 😉

Doing the laundry is almost enjoyable now. Certainly less stressful since I can open those doors and not see a mess (or have items falling on me!). And, to top it all off – we came in under our budget.

After we sold our first house in 2012, we gained a spacious new laundry room in the “foreclosure” house. Take a peek here.


  • Brenda March 25, 2008 at 8:57 pm
    Good job! I think we need to clean and re-organize our laundry room, but it's been as is for so long there are likely multiple creepy-crawlings hanging out in there since it's an enclosed porch off the house and made mostly of wood.

    I could probably have the bestest laundry room in the world and I still wouldn't enjoy doing laundry. hahaha
  • Rachael March 25, 2008 at 8:57 pm
    Ahhh, organization, it's such a good feeling, isn't it? Looks great!
  • Darcey March 25, 2008 at 11:44 pm
    Great job! I bet it feels great to have that finished, and under budget! I am going to have to look into the work station.
  • Ryzmomplus2 March 26, 2008 at 7:11 am
    my laundry room is in the basement so there's not much to it. Love what you've done with your space!
  • Colleen March 26, 2008 at 10:22 am
    Wow! Looks great! Think it's that time of year for getting these kinds of things done it seems!
  • jp March 26, 2008 at 10:32 am
    YAY! It looks great! Very nice and tidy. Isn't amazing how something like this makes you feel so good?! Awesome job!
  • toners March 26, 2008 at 10:43 am
    Awesome job! I bet you feel great having finished that project!
  • Micki March 26, 2008 at 1:01 pm
    Gotta love Spring cleaning and reorganizing!
  • Jen Sue Wild March 26, 2008 at 1:12 pm
    Wow great job I tottally love what you did.
  • Heather March 26, 2008 at 2:17 pm
    Love it! We need to have a little redo of our laundry space. I'll have to add that to my list for spring/summer!
  • Cheri March 26, 2008 at 9:22 pm
    Maybe if I forward this to my DH it'll inspire him to work on our garage:)

    Your laundry area looks great! I definitely think there's a ladder hanger in our future too...who knew they made those?!
  • LN- Nickers and Ink March 27, 2008 at 3:24 pm
    OK, you have inspired me now.

    As soon as spring break is over . . . .
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