Monday, November 10, 2003
Build me a laundry room... and I'll do the wash!
Ray's old laundry room was so small I barely had enough room to stand in there while taking the clothes out of the dryer. The storage room beside it was piled high with all kinds of items completely disorganized and almost impossible to get to. We tore down the wall between the two rooms. Left only one doorway but made it larger so that we could bring items in and out easily. Because the room was next to the basement and had been flooded in the past we put a wooden sub-flooring that had plastic channels glued to it over the cement slab first. If the room was ever flooded again, the water would be directed towards the sump pump located in the pipe room, and wouldn't just lie there and rot the new floor. $350 well spent I believe. We built a closet inside of an alcove for storage and we'll also add some cabinets. I'm hoping to replace Ray's stackable washer and dryer with full size ones in the near future. My son Joe is going to build a center island for me to fold clothes on. You have to check out the before and after photos below. Some of them are so dramatic. A beautiful laundry room may not win a woman's heart but it's definitely on the way there!