Garage Laundry Nook: Part 2

As a good portion of the U.S. has been sweltering in this unbearable heat; we’ve continued to work on the garage laundry nook area while taking many water and puppy breaks. Wait. What? May I introduce little Tollach, better known as Tolly, our 9-week old maltipoo puppy.

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He’s a cutie, but when he naps we’re back in the garage. ย A lot has happened in one week in our garage.ย The new wall has been taped and mudded, the cabinets and wet clothes hang drying area are installed, the ceiling and walls primed and painted. Isn’t it amazing how paint improves any area?ย ๐Ÿ˜‰ Continue reading

Garage Laundry Nook: Part 1

Most older homes, like our 1969 home,ย 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.ย 

We researched low cost ways to incorporate appliances, lots of storage, aย utility sink, clothes hampers and a wet hang drying area. All in a small space.ย Reality check: We were not searching for “home-decor magazine-quality” laundry room plans . . .ย our space is in the garage! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Plus, it had to be budget friendly. We found loads of inspiration online:

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