When we moved into this house, the laundry room was on the main floor, which I normally would really like. We looked at a few houses where the laundry room was upstairs, which I would like even more, however I couldn't stop worrying that it would be a flood waiting to happen.
Once we started living here, we soon realized that this main floor laundry room was so cramped. It was also the side entrance, and the MAIN entrance to the house for us, and it just wasn't working. There was a TINY utility sink that you coudn't even fit a bucket into, that was driving Mr. Limefreckle crazy! We had bought a new front load washer/dryer set, and considered stacking them to make more room, but it was STILL going to be very cramped. So we decided to move the washer/dryer to the basement, into our unfinished portion. Not very fancy, not the bright, sunny laundry room of my dreams, and a pain to lug stuff up and down (gee, better be sure not to put THAT description in the listing if we ever decide to sell) but it works for now. This is what our basement laundry room looks like:
I have plans to build something around the washer/dryer soon, will document that on the blog!
The new mudroom is very small, hard to take pictures, so these are very choppy....but there is now so much room for boots, coats, etc. I LOVE it!
I could have really "staged" this better....removed some of the boots etc., but this is how we live.