Garage Laundry Nook: Part 1

Most older homes, like our 1969 home, do not have laundry or mud rooms. The washing machine and clothes dryer are located in the garage. Not only is there something unpalatable about the cohabitation of delicate whites, lawn mowers and furnaces; but our garage had become a hoarder’s nest. We do not park our cars in the garage, so the decision was made to create a low-budget laundry nook area. 

We researched low cost ways to incorporate appliances, lots of storage, a utility sink, clothes hampers and a wet hang drying area. All in a small space. Reality check: We were not searching for “home-decor magazine-quality” laundry room plans . . . our space is in the garage! 😉 Plus, it had to be budget friendly. We found loads of inspiration online:

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livingvintageco.com

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foxhollowcottage.com

We decided to add one wall, creating a galley-like area. Over this past winter, supplies and materials were collected. My fav finds were from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore where we purchased cabinets and a sink. These items already marked low, were 50% off on New Year’s Day! Plus, the proceeds are given back to the community.  

Before we could build, we needed to purge. What an unholy mess. I’m almost too embarrassed to show you. But I believe in full disclosure. 😀  We had recently repaired a pipe leak in the wall between our family room and garage. You can see that area located behind the washer.  

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Now that we are ready to commence building, the heat index has been hovering between 101-109°F. Yikes! The first thing we did was add a wall. Here is our progress thus far (the lighting is not the best):

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Next, we repaired the wall behind the washer and dryer and installed the cabinets.

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We still have a long way to go. But we’re starting to see progress. Stay tuned!

Have a good week! – – Joanne 

Garage Laundry Nook: Part 2

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3 thoughts on “Garage Laundry Nook: Part 1

  1. Hi Joanne,
    It is a very hot summer to start any construction. I don’t have air conditioning (on purpose) so my progress has really slowed on just about everything! You are going to feel so “together” when you complete this. You’ve got a lot done.
    Ginene

    • No Air conditioning, Ginene? Oh. My. Goodness. I can stand the heat. It’s the humidity that slows me down. Yesterday we painted some more. The paint dried as it went on! 😀 I’m starting to see the end of this project, thank goodness. Hope you’re enjoying the summer.
      Joanne

  2. Pingback: Garage Laundry Nook: Part 2 | Joanne Inspired

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