If I’m taking a look at my calendar proper, I needs to be assembly with the architect about our addition subsequent week. We don’t have a gathering scheduled, however he was occurring trip and we deliberate to satisfy when he will get again. So hopefully we will schedule a gathering by the top of subsequent week.
I’ve been stressing somewhat bit about two particular areas on the ground plan I drew up. In case you missed it, right here’s what that flooring plan appears like with the addition in pink…
The primary space I’ve been involved about is the storage closet for Matt’s gear. On my flooring plan, I’ve this storage closet measuring 7’4″ x 5’4″. It’s accessible via the main bedroom, however as many readers advised, I’ll most likely have it accessible via a door on the household room aspect as effectively.
So I moved some furnishings out of the music room to clear a big space of the ground, and with my painters tape and tape measure in hand, I measured and taped off an space that 7’4″ x 5’4″, after which added the doorways.
This storage closet wants to carry three objects — the Hoyer elevate, the ability wheelchair, and the bathe wheelchair. So I introduced all three of these objects into the music room and put them within the taped off space to make sure they’d match.
And sure, I took all three of them in via the taped off “doorway” and maneuvered them into place to make sure every thing might match via the doorway and switch as wanted to be put into place. My important concern was getting the Hoyer elevate via the doorway and turned with the wheelchairs in place. However it labored out completely! All the pieces match, and there was even somewhat room to spare. And every thing match within the order that is smart, in order that was an enormous reduction.
The following space I needed to see in actual life measurement was the laundry room. On the ground plan, I’ve this space as 7’4″ x 10′. So I took up the “storage closet” tape and remarked the ground with the laundry room dimensions.
After which I marked off the washer and dryer, countertop with sink, and a full peak storage cupboard for issues like a brush, mop, vacuum cleaner, and so on.
Listed here are these areas labeled. The 2 dots of painters tape present how far out the washer and dryer doorways prolong into the ground house once they’re open.
I walked round “inside” the laundry room space fairly a bit to get a superb really feel of the dimensions and structure, and whereas it’s not an enormous laundry room, I believe there might be loads of room for what I want and wish. I don’t want or need a bedroom-sized laundry room with all of the bells and whistles conceivable. I simply need and want an space to tuck away my washer and dryer, to have a little bit of countertop house with a sink, and to have some storage. Nothing too fancy.
So naturally, after getting this taped off, I used to be curious to see if I might discover any laundry rooms on-line with this structure. I didn’t discover any which might be precisely like this, however I did discover some which have some similarities. (All photographs are from Houzz.com.)
If the window on this laundry room have been a door, this is able to be identical to my structure. However I might wish to add some higher cupboards someplace. I don’t need a variety of open cabinets that I’d really feel like I’ve to embellish. I would like usable closed storage. However I do love the washer and dryer compartment with the countertop on high, and the sink and decrease cupboards proper subsequent to it.
Right here’s one other one with the identical structure, nevertheless it’s flipped the opposite method. I just like the closed cupboards above the washer and dryer, and the sink space with the hanging bar, shelf, and sconce above the sink.
And right here’s one other related association. I like the thought of utilizing butcherblock counter tops in a laundry room. I’d need mine to be walnut.
One downside to having cupboards over the washer and dryer for me is that I’m so brief, so reaching previous the 34-inch-deep washer and dryer to something inside these cupboards might be a problem. So that may really be the precise place for some fairly open cabinets and a dangling bar, after which the remainder of the realm over the usual depth decrease cupboards can be utilized for higher cupboards that I’ll really be capable to attain.
And I haven’t 100% dominated out stacking my washer and dryer. If I do this, it will give me 28 inches extra of countertop and decrease cupboard house. Which means I’d have to make use of a step stool to see the controls on the dryer, however perhaps that’s not an enormous deal. I discover myself maintaining the dryer on the identical setting with most masses anyway, so if I simply have to push the beginning button, I can do this and not using a step stool. Stacking them would remove that unusable/unreachable house above the washer and dryer, and would give me extra usable/reachable decrease cupboard house.
I nonetheless have loads of time to work via my ideas on that call. However for now, a minimum of I’ve seen in actual life what a 7’4″ x 10′ laundry room will appear like, and I’ve seen with my very own eyes that it’ll be loads of house for what I would like and want.
I’m so extremely enthusiastic about having a laundry room!! I’ve by no means had one in my life. I’ve had the washer and dryer within the storage in two properties, in a closet in two properties, and now in a nook of a large room that’s just about an enormous storage room. So it’ll be a dream to have an precise devoted laundry room. And naturally, the enjoyable half might be making it fairly. Y’all know that no laundry room of mine can have white cupboards. My laundry room could also be small, however I would like it to appear like somewhat jewel field. 😀 There will certainly be colour and sample.
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