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What I love about this space so much is that it’s going to have multiple purposes and functions going on at the same time…and a whole lot of design. Michael and I worked together to really maximize every inch of the space to meet the needs of this growing family! If you haven’t had a chance to see where we started make sure to check out where we came from!
Week 1 – Project Concept + Mood Board
Week 2 – Demo + Project Planning
Week 3 – Custom Mudroom Build
This week we’ve been busy working on the overall look and feel of the laundry room area. We wanted to create a space that allowed for as much function as possible without becoming overcrowded…you know, seeing as this space is going to be used as an entryway, mudroom/storage space, laundry room and command center. To start, we took the washer and dryer off the pedestals. By doing this you can actually see out the window! That’s a win in my book for sure, the more natural light the better. This also allowed us to plan and build a custom folding top…and it is massive! The next thing we did was center the washer and dryer in the window. From there, Michael sketched and built custom cabinets for either side to complete the space.
Knowing laundry can become a messy situation we designed one cabinet to house 3 laundry baskets. We used these baskets, simple and perfect. On the other side, we went with these seagrass wicker baskets for additional storage.
Michael is going to break down for you how he built these, incase you’re looking to create something like this for your laundry room at home!
So, for week 3 of this One Room Challenge I broke down my process for creating mudroom uppers and bases. And that process is essentially the same for any custom build I do…but I am going to share a couple key things to keep in mind as you plan a build for a specific space. Let’s take a laundry basket cabinet, for instance.
On top of the our storage we created a massive folding table! Complete with these adorable glass jars, one large and one small for laundry pods and dryer sheeting storage and display! We also installed two upper cabinets and crown molding to completely tie the two sides of the room together.
Next week we are going to be tackling how to create a command center and build a custom dog door or baby gate, which ever better suits your needs!
Danielle and Michael
Laundry Baskets – Target
Seagrass Wicker Baskets – Target
Anchor Heritage Glass Jar 1/2 gallon – Target
Anchor Heritage Glass Jar – Target
Love what you see here…don’t forget to check out all the other rad One Room Challenge participants and their designs. Click the image below for even more inspiration!