Friday, April 3, 2009

my wash room

After a lifetime of doing laundry in dingy basements, garages, and laundromats, we  finally have a real laundry room.  The small space next to our second floor bedrooms, was carved out and roughed in a couple of years ago, when we did a major house renovation. For many reasons, mainly financial, we have not finished the project until now. 

My lovely husband did all the work - laying, sanding, and staining the floor, making the shelves, installing the soapstone counter top, and all the painting... I was available for advice and good cheer throughout the project (yes, I know he is a very special man). I also love the new high efficiency washer and dryer, so roomy and quiet. Another favorite is the basket system for the boys sports gear. Here they find their jerseys and shin guards, and when they return from practice their grimy garments go directly in the dirty laundry bin. In theory their stuff never leaves the wash room unless it is on their bodies. I am no domestic diva, but I have to admit that this laundry room brings me happiness. No more hauling of baskets up two flights of stairs, or looking for boys' boxers in the dust piles on the basement concrete floor.


  1. A second floor laundry room is a wonderful thing!! We put one in our house when we had it built, and even though there were naysayers....we love it!!

    Enjoy!! (Well, as much as you can enjoy laundry!)


  2. oh be still my heart. it is very lovely indeed. good for you.

    we are in talks of a laundry room overhaul here... ours is in the basement and in the almost 3 years we've been here, it's turned into kind of a scary place. the only upside of it being in the basement is that we have a laundry chute from our bathroom... trouble is, my dear matt hasn't ever seemed to get all that friendly with the chute. he's a ball of socks on the floor kinda guy. :)

    i have been looking at (fantasizing over) the electrolux. 18 minutes to dry! how wonderful is that! but they are rather pricey. how do you like your bosch?

  3. I am so jealous! Our laundry is where our two indoor cats sleep and eat and do other necessary things ;) It's not a pretty sight sometimes!

  4. Heaven! I'm still doing laundry in a yucky basement.

    Love the paint color!

  5. as someone that is just about to do a post on laundry machines, i'm truly envious!

  6. what a nice laundry room you got there. I need to have my husband seeing your laundry room here, so he can make me one (I am still using our crappy basement to do laundry).
    by the way, wash room in canada means rest so when you visit canada someday and looking for restroom, ppl will notice you're american. haha.
    nice work!


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