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Sherry P

I would love to see examples of before and after laundry rooms for small spaces. My laundry room currently has the washer and sink located on a short wall by the door and the dryer located in front of the door. I can't figure out how to update the space with the current layout and would love examples of rooms that were updated with a similar layout.

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drbarb03

Here's our before of a small laundry room. It's just wide enough for washer, dryer, and utility sink. The space in front of the machines is just enough to set a rectangular laundry basket in front (but not enough to actually stand in front when the basket is there - you have to stand to the side). The door to the room is a pocket door.

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drbarb03

Expanding the size of the room unfortunately was not an option so we added storage. We opted for shelves (a) because cabinets are expensive, and (b) because my husband is an "out of sight, out of mind" type, so he needs some things to be out in the open. The wire shelving you see closer to the ceiling was already installed when we bought the house. On the wall opposite the utility sink, not pictured, is a rack for the iron and ironing board and a rack for brooms and mops.

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