From cupboard to laundry room

Once upon a time, we had a cupboard on the landing. The cupboard was not loved and became a dumping ground for all the things a family might want to dump somewhere out of sight.

To facilitate the dumping, we had two large Ikea GORM units in the cupboard. Useful. Sort of. But not really, seeing that we just accumulated stuff we never even bothered to look at.

One day I decided I’d had enough. The cupboard deserved a better life, and I was gonna make sure of it. So I got all the stuff out.

laundryroomNext I disassembled the GORM units and stored the wood in our prospective loft bathroom. It’s where all our wood goes. For now.

I painted the walls the same soft grey we have in the TV-room and on the landing, and put laminate flooring in.

laundryroom2Go me!

Then things came to a halt for quite a while. Until one day I decided I’d been sitting on my lazy arse for long enough and kicked myself into action.

LaundryRoom1(Sorry for the blurry picture.)

I put in some shelves. Because I felt like it and shelves provide storage space. And open shelves discourage clutter. No one wants to look at clutter, right?


Aaahhh! Shelves. And the luxury of a tumble dryer. It sure takes a lot of effort out of doing the laundry.

LaundryRoom3Oh, and remember I made this laundry basket dresser out of a GORM unit? Now you know where the GORM unit came from.  😀

I shopped the house for nice stuff to put on the shelves. Stuffed animals and Duplo on the highest shelf. Only needed when we have little guests over, so the highest shelf is the perfect place.

A basket filled with fabric on the middle shelf. Maybe, one day, I will actually get around to sewing new curtains.

Pretty stuff on the lowest shelf. Because who said a laundry room can’t be pretty, eh?

A rod and S-hooks under the shelves. Not sure what to use it for yet, but it will come to me in time.

Even the sewing machine found its own home in the laundry room. It must be happy to finally have  a place where it belongs.

LaundryRoomIt’s not ready yet. I still need to saw the worktop to size and fit it over the dryer and laundry basket dresser. There’s no light in the laundry room yet. No drying rack, and no ironing board, but that will come. I’ve already planned it all out. I just need the time, the energy and the supplies to make it.

Now I can hear you ask, “But where’s your laundry machine?”

I admit, it seems a bit funny to have a laundry room without a laundry machine, but we have no plumbing in the laundry room and I’m quite content to have the laundry machine in the bathroom – just across from our brand new laundry room.


About Liam

Poet, writer, aspiring minimalist
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7 Responses to From cupboard to laundry room

  1. atkokosplace says:

    What a wonderful space! Cheerful area when doing laundry is necessary! Well done Liam! 🙂

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    • Liam says:

      Thank you. It makes doing laundry just a little less annoying. 😀
      The cats like my laundry room too, BTW. Our Luna loves to take the laundry out of the lower laundry basket and sleep in there. Naughty little sweetheart.

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      • atkokosplace says:

        Love Luna! As soon as the dryer is done mine want to pop in for a warm snuggle! So I must always check and recheck both washer and dryer before closing! I painted my laundry area a bright fun lime color. I need to revamp the area with cabinets etc! Have a wonderful day Liam!

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  2. Kris says:

    At least the dryer will have some company in the sewing machine and vice versa. Let’s just hope they don’t start an affair – have no idea what the offspring would be – sew dryers or dry sewers? Either way it won’t be suitable for a blog! 😀 Take care!

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