First of all, I figured out how to do humongous photos. I also enlarged the blog width so that the said gargantuan pics can fit 🙂 YAY me! Now you get to see our mess without squinting! YAY for you!
Secondly, I want you to take a look here at our first floor bathroom.
See anything interesting?!? no…not the mess. Look into the mirror. Yeah, our first floor bathroom – THE GUEST bathroom (should we have company and we often do) – doubles as our laundry room. I hate it. And thank goodness, we have a ridiculously small toilet because otherwise you would have to put your knees in the dryer to pee.
It was always the plan to move the washer and dryer to the basement. I figured that most women would choose to walk up and down one extra flight of stairs in exchange for an entire room devoted to cleaning clothes. And once I plan my dream laundry room, that is exactly what we will have. It will be a mudroom/laundry room with enough space to dry sweaters, hang delicates, and store all the bleach, oxyclean, fabric softener and detergent I need. And a place for that blasted ironing board…why can we send a man to the moon but we can’t figure out how to make an ironing board that fits in your pocket. Or better yet, an iron that won’t burn you. Something like a molecule rearranger…that’s what we need. Where’s that Simon Cowell?! You can create American Idol, why not a worldwide available molecule rearranger?!
(back to the point)
Jeremy moved the washer and dryer and boy was it disgusting. The walls looked like we had let loose a pack of wild (and dirty) dogs in there. I don’t really know how it got that bad. Anyhoo.
Jeremy ripped out the heavy duty dryer outlets and patched a small hole. Five hundred points Jeremy.
And down in the basement, my big brother Brad installed this! He is a master plumber in Alabama and came to help us put together the beginnings of a laundry room. I showed him via a diagrahm where I wanted each appliance and he installed a whole new water line and drainage line for my archaic washer. He even gave me some tips about where the best place for water lines & electrical outlets so that I can save money on materials. He also gave some pointers should this mudroom/laundry room turn into a small inlaws kitchen one day. It was such a relief that I have an honest plumber in my life because Jeremy and I don’t really mess with plumbing or gas. Don’t you just love it when you know the person doing the reno work for you is looking out for your best interest?!?! Three million points (and one hug) to Brad.
And then my lovely boyfriend put the ancient beasts down in their new home. It is so nice to have them outta the bathroom. It makes it so spacious! I am thinking seriously about making over this freebie of a cabinet to put in there for additional storage. What do you think?
So more to come later…more gigantic pictures. and seriously…do you think you would buy a house with a basement laundry room? Or did we make a mistake moving it? I need to know if this is a dealbreaker for anyone out there. Because I like all of our moves to be next-homeowner-friendly 🙂