Since you’re here, why don’t I show you my newly finished laundry room! Well, it’s not really a separate room, but rather a portion of the garage which is in the process of getting all glammed up itself. But for now, this corner is complete and boy do I feel relieved! I do all the laundry in our house, which I actually enjoy and prefer. But I wanted to clean an area out especially with the new addition of our baby girl. Okay, that’s actually not true. The truth is I hate spiders. And if I have to do laundry in the garage, I want to know there aren’t any strange creatures crawling around where they aren’t invited. Having a nice bright white laundry center lets me be aware and more comfortable even in the night hours when I sometimes have to put things in the dryer because I forgot to all day! I’m sure we’ve all done that before…
Here’s what the garage laundry room looked like before it got glammed up!
Here’s a tour too!
All glammed up! Click Here for the wash and dry decal download.
So I’m really happy with the design! It is pretty, but very practical and functional. I have ample space to hang-dry clothing, which is primarily how I dry my husbands clothes. He’s always buying a new graphic t-shirt that has to be handled with care… his rules, not according to the label! I was tired of hanging is shirts on boxes, the hampers, the washer and dryer machines and on our fitness equipment. So enough was enough and I planned out my plan of attack!
I went to Ikea and found some nice shelving. I chose the Grundtal series of stainless steel racks and bought different sizes at Ikea.
Grundtal Wall Drying Rack-2, $19.99 each (22 x 21.25) Adjustable to three positions
Grundtal Wall Drying Rack-1, $26.99 (26-47″)Expandable
Grundtal Wall Shelf- 1, $29.99 (47.25″) Not expandable
Fintorp Hooks- 1 pack of 5, $2.99
I also bought a couple other accessories that attached to the hooks and placed my dryer sheets and soap measuring cups in them.
Because you have to put these shelves together yourself, there is an opportunity to make them glamorous! I sewed a simple curtain with a 2 inch tunnel and ran one of the shelf poles in it. That way, the curtain hides the power outlet and wires that are above the washer and dryer machines. I also hide a small ironing board and cleaning spray bottles by just hanging them behind the curtain on the shelf poles. It really helps to make the garage look beautiful and orderly, which I just adore! Enjoy the below photos and details of the space. I’m heading back into the house, it’s hot out here in the garage!