If I’m my calendar proper, I must be assembly with the architect about our addition subsequent week. We don’t have a gathering scheduled, however he was occurring trip and we deliberate to fulfill when he will get again. So hopefully we are able to schedule a gathering by the top of subsequent week.
I’ve been stressing just a little bit about two particular areas on the ground plan I drew up. In case you missed it, right here’s what that ground plan seems to be like with the addition in pink…
The primary space I’ve been involved about is the storage closet for Matt’s gear. On my ground plan, I’ve this storage closet measuring 7’4″ x 5’4″. It’s accessible via the main bedroom, however as many readers recommended, I’ll most likely have it accessible via a door on the household room facet as effectively.
So I moved some furnishings out of the music room to clear a big space of the ground, and with my painters tape and tape measure in hand, I measured and taped off an space that 7’4″ x 5’4″, after which added the doorways.
This storage closet wants to carry three gadgets — the Hoyer raise, the ability wheelchair, and the bathe wheelchair. So I introduced all three of these gadgets into the music room and put them within the taped off space to make certain they’d match.
And sure, I took all three of them in via the taped off “doorway” and maneuvered them into place to make certain all the pieces might match via the doorway and switch as wanted to be put into place. My foremost concern was getting the Hoyer raise via the doorway and turned with the wheelchairs in place. Nevertheless it labored out completely! Every part match, and there was even just a little room to spare. And all the pieces match within the order that is smart, in order that was an enormous reduction.
The subsequent space I needed to see in actual life measurement was the laundry room. On the ground plan, I’ve this space as 7’4″ x 10′. So I took up the “storage closet” tape and remarked the ground with the laundry room dimensions.
After which I marked off the washer and dryer, countertop with sink, and a full top storage cupboard for issues like a brush, mop, vacuum cleaner, and so forth.
Listed here are these areas labeled. The 2 dots of painters tape present how far out the washer and dryer doorways lengthen into the ground house after they’re open.
I walked round “inside” the laundry room space fairly a bit to get an excellent really feel of the dimensions and format, and whereas it’s not an enormous laundry room, I believe there will likely be loads of room for what I want and wish. I don’t want or desire a bedroom-sized laundry room with all of the bells and whistles conceivable. I simply need and wish an space to tuck away my washer and dryer, to have a little bit of countertop house with a sink, and to have some storage. Nothing too fancy.
So naturally, after getting this taped off, I used to be curious to see if I might discover any laundry rooms on-line with this format. I didn’t discover any which might be precisely like this, however I did discover some which have some similarities. (All photographs are from Houzz.com.)
If the window on this laundry room have been a door, this might be identical to my format. However I’d need to add some higher cupboards someplace. I don’t need a variety of open cabinets that I’d really feel like I’ve to brighten. I need usable closed storage. However I do love the washer and dryer compartment with the countertop on prime, and the sink and decrease cupboards proper subsequent to it.
One downside to having cupboards over the washer and dryer for me is that I’m so brief, so reaching previous the 34-inch-deep washer and dryer to something inside these cupboards will likely be a problem. So that may truly be the correct place for some fairly open cabinets and a dangling bar, after which the remainder of the realm over the usual depth decrease cupboards can be utilized for higher cupboards that I’ll truly be capable of attain.
And I haven’t 100% dominated out stacking my washer and dryer. If I do this, it might give me 28 inches extra of countertop and decrease cupboard house. Meaning I’d have to make use of a step stool to see the controls on the dryer, however perhaps that’s not an enormous deal. I discover myself protecting the dryer on the identical setting with most hundreds anyway, so if I simply must push the beginning button, I can do this with out a step stool. Stacking them would remove that unusable/unreachable house above the washer and dryer, and would give me extra usable/reachable decrease cupboard house.
I nonetheless have loads of time to work via my ideas on that call. However for now, a minimum of I’ve seen in actual life what a 7’4″ x 10′ laundry room will seem like, and I’ve seen with my very own eyes that it’ll be loads of house for what I need and wish.
I’m so extremely enthusiastic about having a laundry room!! I’ve by no means had one in my life. I’ve had the washer and dryer within the storage in two houses, in a closet in two houses, and now in a nook of a large room that’s just about an enormous storage room. So it’ll be a dream to have an precise devoted laundry room. And naturally, the enjoyable half will likely be making it fairly. Y’all know that no laundry room of mine may have white cupboards. My laundry room could also be small, however I need it to seem like just a little jewel field. 😀 There will certainly be coloration and sample.
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