RESIDENTIAL DESIGNER: McCabe by Design
The objectives for this long, narrow galley style laundry room was to maximize the available space, allow the laundry machines to fit without overlapping the door frame, to provide sufficient air-drying clothes racks, countertop for folding clothes, improve the storage and retain the original flooring, dryer duct and entry door.
Replacing the hinged door frame with a barn door track (original door was refinished and reinstalled on the barn door track) and the original top load laundry machines with front loading models, allowed the doorway to clear the laundry machines and provided better accesses to the new tall storage cabinet. Additionally, the new layout allowed for a countertop to be installed over the laundry machines delivering the coveted folding space (note the hand hole on the left back corner of the washing machine which provides access to the water shut-ff without pulling out the machine). A thoughtful cabinet layout provided much needed storage as well as multiple air drying clothes racks for this active family household. The existing ceiling exhaust fan was replaced to better handle the humidity from air drying clothes.