This weekend, I will spend time cleaning out our laundry room. On Monday, the room will undergo a make over to make the space more usable.
The existing small closet will be removed and replaced with two lower cabinets with a counter top that I can use for folding clothes, treating spots and what ever else needs to be done. The outside door will be removed and that wall will become the back of a new, much larger closet with upper cabinets for more storage. Above the washer and dryer, cabinets will be installed to store odds and ends including some kitchen items that I use only occasionally and currently have stored in the basement.
The new, larger closet will allow us to use the closet in the hallway near the front door for guest coats and maybe one or two of our own coats. Right now, we wind up putting guest coats on one of the beds upstairs since the closets only hold a few coats without squashing them together. Not my preferred way of hanging my own coats, let alone those of our guests.
We won't miss the out side door from the laundry room, since right on the other side of the laundry room is the garage which has a door to the backyard that is currently right next to the door from the laundry room. Plus, I originally used the laundry room door to take the wash outside to hang it up, but we now have a pool in the yard that necessitated the removal of the clothes line.
We'll live with dust and dirt for a few days, but the end result will be really worth it!