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Laundry / Mudroom Re-do: From Chaos to Cohesion


FixItDaddy
FixItDaddy
FixItDaddy
FixItDaddy

Three kids under 9 years old + two busy parents = STUFF EVERYWHERE. Our laundry room doubles as a mud room which amounts to two challenging spaces rolled into one. For years we couldn't find a way to manage all of the traffic; shoes, backpacks, winter coats, rain boots and laundry baskets all seemed to collide into one sloppy mess. When we upgraded to a front loading washer/dryer I decided it was time to maximize our space. I wanted there to be a clear ‘laundry’ area as well as a place for backpacks, coats, and shoes. After looking through hundreds of pictures online I decided to go for a more industrial look.

In an attempt to keep costs down I decided to use a combination of EMT, Galvanized Pipe Fittings and premium Douglas fir. The end result is functional and stylish. Tons of hooks for gloves, coats, etc. A small ledge with a partially concealed power strip for charging phones and game players. On the laundry side we have shelves for cleaning supplies and for laundry baskets. An articulating arm adds a great spot to hang clothes we want to keep from getting wrinkled.

Overall, we are very happy with our space and I couldn't have done it without my trusty Ryobi tool set!

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Laundry / Mudroom Re-do: From Chaos to Cohesion

by FixItDaddy
May 27, 2015

Three kids under 9 years old + two busy parents = STUFF EVERYWHERE. Our laundry room doubles as a mud room which amounts to two challenging spaces rolled into one. For years we couldn't find a way to manage all of the traffic; shoes, backpacks, winter coats, rain boots and laundry baskets all seemed to collide into one sloppy mess. When we upgraded to a front loading washer/dryer I decided it was time to maximize our space. I wanted there to be a clear ‘laundry’ area as well as a place for backpacks, coats, and shoes. After looking through hundreds of pictures online I decided to go for a more industrial look. In an attempt to keep costs down I decided to use a combination of EMT, Galvanized Pipe Fittings and premium Douglas fir. The end result is functional and stylish. Tons of hooks for gloves, coats, etc. A small ledge with a partially concealed power strip for charging phones and game players. On the laundry side we have shelves for cleaning supplies and for laundry baskets. An articulating arm adds a great spot to hang clothes we want to keep from getting wrinkled. Overall, we are very happy with our space and I couldn't have done it without my trusty Ryobi tool set!