I thought I should share an update on the house situation.
We still haven’t signed a contract on the “new” old house that we are hoping to buy. It’s a long story, so I won’t bother you with it. :)
And we still haven’t sold our home. Actually, we’ve only had one “looker” since we put it on the market.
We are not really surprised, and luckily, we are not in a hurry to sell.
I am actually hoping to be here at Christmas. This will be our 7th Christmas in this home, and we have so many wonderful memories!
So as we are waiting…waiting to buy a house and sell a house, we are making some needed updates and improvements to our home to hopefully help it sell.
One problem that we have with our house is our laundry room. It is located in our master bedroom that used to be the family room.
When we bought the house 7 years ago, we knew that we would have to turn the family room in to a master bedroom to make our family fit in this house. The original master bedroom was very small and located upstairs. It is currently Jonathan and Luke’s room. The double closets in that room make it a perfect fit for the boys.
The odd thing about the family room when we bought the house was that it had a full bathroom attached to it. Odd, right?
So we knew that if we made the family room our master bedroom, we would already have a full bath attached…even if it were completely old and out-dated!
We have loved having our master bedroom downstairs, and I particularly love that it has a fireplace!
But it also has the laundry room in it. A very small, tiny, miniature laundry room. Right behind that door to the left of the black armoire.
Now, I really don’t mind the laundry room being in our bedroom. It’s super convenient, plus I love falling asleep to the sound of the dryer. :)
But the only thing this “family room turned master bedroom” is lacking is a closet. Yes, you heard me…a closet.
It has a tiny little closet under the stairs that my hubby’s clothes are in, but my clothes are out in the hallway closet. It has plenty of room, but it’s out in the hallway. It’s worked for us, but it’s not very appealing to perspective buyers.
So our plan is to move our washer and dryer to the garage to make a mud/laundry room, thus freeing up some space in our room to create a “master” closet.
Here is where our laundry room will go…
We are creating a little room in our garage to hold the washer and dryer and some storage. The hubster has started pulling off some of the paneling. You see the door in the picture below? It leads to our back patio!
So it will be a great place for the boys to come into after playing outside. I am hoping to have a mud sink too to help with cleanup!
My hubby removed the insulation to make room for the new plumbing that will go there. This wall backs up to our kitchen, so he will be able to tie into the plumbing there.
I am very excited about this project. I will share all the pictures along the way!
Plus, I have been searching the internet for inspirational pictures of laundry rooms. I’ll share with you what I have found too. They are beautiful! :)
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