With small square footage, the original space barely worked for getting this Arlington Heights family's laundry done, let alone serve the dual purpose of being a work station for gardening. The homeowner had a vision for this space to not only continue on as the laundry room but to be a place to pot plants, drop off muddy shoes, and do a little prep work for her garden.
OHi designer loved the challenge and started by suggesting a stackable washer and dryer. From there, she included cabinet storage to include typical household supplies alongside a thin cabinet for brooms and mops. She also installed a bar above the sink to allow for some clothes to hang dry. The new sink area included plenty of countertop space to allow for garden prep and clothes folding. Kim went with a gloating sink base to allow storage for moody garden boots and other easy access shoe wear.
Before: The drab mudroom had a side-by-side washer and dryer and floating cabinets. There was a large bulky sink, no countertop space, and minimal personality.
After: The new mudroom features a stackable washer and dryer, a tin tile backsplash to give the space a rustic appeal, and cabinets to surround the washer and dryer, as well as the new, smaller sink. A bar hangs above the sink for drying, and there is a nice length of countertop added.