Our current laundry room is not the most functional in its location or size. When we walked through the house before buying, it was the one thing that I struggled with, especially coming from a house with a second story laundry room with double the machines–we were spoiled! Here, the laundry room is small and off the kitchen, tucked away beyond the striped grasscloth wallpapered hallway.
This is where we washed our dishes the first several months of living here, when we didn’t have a kitchen. When we’re in there actually doing the laundry, there’s little to no wiggle room. But you know what this will be great for? A pool bathroom!!! And we’ll be moving the laundry room upstairs!!
To make space for the new laundry room, we’re borrowing space from the current playroom. We figured while we’re in there, let’s simplify Greta’s bathroom layout, giving us more of a connecting hallway. It’s honestly hard to explain so let’s look at the current floor plan!
Here’s what we’re dealing with! There’s a bit of a swinging door cluster walking into Greta’s bathroom, and leading into where the new laundry room will be. It’s a bit anxiety-inducing so when we decided to add an upstairs laundry room, fixing this paint point became top priority. In case you missed my Instagram stories the other day, we’re going to solve this by cutting into the bathroom to make space for a longer hallway past the stairs. Here’s what the new layout will look like!
*Sigh* Doesn’t that just feel more clean and simple? Now there will be a little hallway with a beautiful oval window at the end, with a pocket door on the right to the bathroom, and the left to the laundry room. Obviously Greta’s bathroom decreased in size, but it was too big to start with. There are currently two separate vanities, two sinks, and through that second door is the toilet and shower/bath combo. Now it’s just going to be one room, which will honestly still be plenty big.
Making space for this little hallway also makes it so you don’t have to go through the bathroom to get into the laundry room. We also nixed the linen closet but I’m not worried in the slightest because we will have plenty of storage for things like that in the new, large laundry room. Changing this layout will allow for a much smoother traffic flow, plus a bit of natural light coming through that hallway.
We decided to divide the playroom into two separate rooms. The laundry room, accessed through the hallway and a BUNK ROOM accessed through the jib door in the family room. For the immediate future, it will still be a playroom, but those are the long-term plans. Each space has a huge window and a lot of natural light and we can’t wait to make better sense of this area in our home.
Demo has officially started so get ready for some progress coming soon!
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