Anyway, when we bought our house this was the online picture of the laundry nook:
We did a very basic re-do when we moved in, and now it looks like this:
- Painted. (Note: the black cable line in the corner used to be painted over and blend in, but we had to have it replaced. AND it is still a dead cable line. Fail.)
- Installed a small storage shelf above the dryer to hold laundry supplies
- Installed an organizational thingy on the right-hand wall for the ironing board and ironing supplies
- Flipped the original white wire shelf upside down and reinstalled at an angle, to hold laundry baskets.
This last shelf was the part I really wanted to share with you if you are the proud owner of a laundry closet. My Dad installed a shelf this way in my Mom's laundry room (as far as I know he thought it up), so I got Matt to put one in ours too. I took a closer picture of the upside down install, and they had to saw/cut the openings in the support brackets a little and bend a bit to adjust the fit. (Basically, just play with it to make it work).
*Update: In response to lots of questions regarding this hack: the wire shelf pictured is 20 inches deep (like this one available at Home Depot), and the support brackets are 20 inches (like these, also available at Home Depot).
I am not much of a hamper person. I prefer to drop off dirty laundry in the laundry room, so having baskets in there was a must. We use one for lights, one for darks, and one for special wash. As we add more laundry to our family, I might need to tweak our system (maybe each kid has a hamper in their own room?), but we'll get there when we get there.
I would love it if Matt would paint back over the new (but still broken!) cable line (hint, hint), and I want to cover up the plug and outlet with a little "lost socks" artwork/system like this one I pinned on pinterest.
And, maybe use some empty wall space in the hallway for a diy drying rack like this one: