Project Description: The laundry room should be so organized that this chore becomes a pleasure. Access to all items is improved upon by the use of roll-outs and move-able components. We begin at the entry with a solid maple pocket-door, fitted with opaque glass to let natural light flow into the space. Closed cabinets hide the tremendous efficiency of space. Start with the two sided roll-out floor to ceiling cabinet. One side holds brooms, and a Swiffer on Store-wall while the second side has adjustable 4" shelves to hold cleaning supplies all in a 12 inch space.
The next door covers 4 wood roll-outs fitted with heavy duty wire bins. This area is used to sort laundry, hold mending, ironing and that collection of single socks. Of course wall to wall there are Maple cabinets with adjustable shelves and soft close doors. To the right while still on the left wall is a two tone Corian (R) sink with a corner mounted high neck waterfall style faucet plus a tip our tray in front for sponges and soap. Behind the sink is Global Pine StoreWall acting as a back splash while holding a paper towel rack and fire extinguisher. Under the sink are 3 doors. One to the left hiding a stepladder, the two on the right cover a roll-out trash can and supply roll-out. On the wall facing you as you enter you will find our favorite- a recessed rotating ironing board which is hard wired. Within the cabinet but above the ironing board is an area for storage of first aid equipment and an emergency crank powered radio/flashlight.
Below the ironing board is a separate 4" deep cabinet covering Maple veneer slat-wall. This is our special key storage area. Hooks hold the numbered keys, a chart on the door tells which area is associated with a particular key number. As you face the washer and dryer please notice the laundry chute. The bottom opening of the chute is made of Lucite so you can see if there is any laundry that needs to be done. This piece slides out to allow the dirty clothes to drop from the 2nd floor. Laundry supplies are stored right above the washer again for ease of access.
Above the dryer is a rod to hang clothes taken from the dryer. You will also find a telescoping swivel belt rack used not for belts but to hang wet unmentionables. Behind the dryer we used StoreWall to hand the steaming rack for the dryer. Envision this space--Floor (African slate). Cabinets-(Maple, clear coated floor to ceiling). Hardware Rustic true rust to bring out the natural rust and copper components of the slate floor. Washer and Dryer Platinum the finishing touch to accent the gray coloring in the floor. What a stunning look! Thank you for joining us on our tour of the most organized laundry room in existence all in a 5 x 8 foot space.
List materials used in the project, including wood, veneer, laminate, hinges, decorative accessories, etc.: Maple clear coated cabinetry Birch veneer Slat-wall with chrome inserts and chrome hooks and accessories Global Pine StoreWall with chrome attachments soft-close door hinges Rev-A-shelf soap tip out Closetmaid roll-out Trash Can Iron away A-42 Rotating ironing board Corian Terra-Cotta counter with integrated dove gray sink. Oil Rubbed bronze water fall faucet Top Knobs Rust hardware Lucite and Maple laundry chute African Slate Floor Sand textured walls
Describe any design challenges, i.e. obstructions, etc.: The biggest challenge was that this room measured 5 foot x 8 foot and the client would settle for nothing less than everything put into this small space. We created the three doors under the sink as to allow the right door to clear the key cabinet under the ironing board when the client added her desire for a small stepladder to be installed after the cabinetry was almost complete. Installation of the ironing board was a feat. The studs were every 5 inches so we needed to add a header.
Was the design created by hand or software program? If software program, which one did you use?: The design was created first by hand then on computer. We used Planit Solutions
Describe the installation process and any challenges.: The installation of this laundry room was a two man job but only one man could fit in the space. One did the running and cutting and the other the installing. As I mentioned above the ironing board installation was a big surprise. The roll-out full height cabinet was quite difficult and due to size we needed to supply our client with the correct size cleaning tools that would fit on the hanging side
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