Testing Out Flooring Plan Room Sizes In Actual Life

If I’m my calendar proper, I needs to be assembly with the architect about our addition subsequent week. We don’t have a gathering scheduled, however he was happening trip and we deliberate to satisfy when he will get again. So hopefully we will schedule a gathering by the top of subsequent week.

I’ve been stressing a little bit bit about two particular areas on the ground plan I drew up. In case you missed it, right here’s what that flooring plan appears like with the addition in pink…

The primary space I’ve been involved about is the storage closet for Matt’s tools. On my flooring plan, I’ve this storage closet measuring 7’4″ x 5’4″. It’s accessible by means of the master suite, however as many readers instructed, I’ll in all probability have it accessible by means of a door on the household room aspect as properly.

So I moved some furnishings out of the music room to clear a big space of the ground, and with my painters tape and tape measure in hand, I measured and taped off an space that 7’4″ x 5’4″, after which added the doorways.

This storage closet wants to carry three gadgets — the Hoyer raise, the facility wheelchair, and the bathe wheelchair. So I introduced all three of these gadgets into the music room and put them within the taped off space to make certain they’d match.

And sure, I took all three of them in by means of the taped off “doorway” and maneuvered them into place to make certain every part may match by means of the doorway and switch as wanted to be put into place. My fundamental concern was getting the Hoyer raise by means of the doorway and turned with the wheelchairs in place. Nevertheless it labored out completely! Every little thing match, and there was even a little bit room to spare. And every part match within the order that is sensible, in order that was an enormous reduction.

The subsequent space I wished to see in actual life measurement was the laundry room. On the ground plan, I’ve this space as 7’4″ x 10′. So I took up the “storage closet” tape and remarked the ground with the laundry room dimensions.

After which I marked off the washer and dryer, countertop with sink, and a full peak storage cupboard for issues like a brush, mop, vacuum cleaner, and so forth.

Listed here are these areas labeled. The 2 dots of painters tape present how far out the washer and dryer doorways prolong into the ground house once they’re open.

I walked round “inside” the laundry room space fairly a bit to get a superb really feel of the scale and format, and whereas it’s not an enormous laundry room, I believe there can be loads of room for what I would like and wish. I don’t want or desire a bedroom-sized laundry room with all of the bells and whistles conceivable. I simply need and wish an space to tuck away my washer and dryer, to have a little bit of countertop house with a sink, and to have some storage. Nothing too fancy.

So naturally, after getting this taped off, I used to be curious to see if I may discover any laundry rooms on-line with this format. I didn’t discover any which can be precisely like this, however I did discover some which have some similarities. (All images are from Houzz.com.)

If the window on this laundry room had been a door, this could be identical to my format. However I’d need to add some higher cupboards someplace. I don’t need a whole lot of open cabinets that I’d really feel like I’ve to brighten. I need usable closed storage. However I do love the washer and dryer compartment with the countertop on prime, and the sink and decrease cupboards proper subsequent to it.

Right here’s one other one with the identical format, however it’s flipped the opposite method. I just like the closed cupboards above the washer and dryer, and the sink space with the hanging bar, shelf, and sconce above the sink.

And right here’s one other related association. I like the thought of utilizing butcherblock counter tops in a laundry room. I’d need mine to be walnut.

One downside to having cupboards over the washer and dryer for me is that I’m so brief, so reaching previous the 34-inch-deep washer and dryer to something inside these cupboards can be a problem. So which may truly be the proper place for some fairly open cabinets and a dangling bar, after which the remainder of the world over the usual depth decrease cupboards can be utilized for higher cupboards that I’ll truly have the ability to attain.

And I haven’t 100% dominated out stacking my washer and dryer. If I try this, it might give me 28 inches extra of countertop and decrease cupboard house. Meaning I’d have to make use of a step stool to see the controls on the dryer, however possibly that’s not a giant deal. I discover myself preserving the dryer on the identical setting with most masses anyway, so if I simply must push the beginning button, I can try this and not using a step stool. Stacking them would eradicate that unusable/unreachable house above the washer and dryer, and would give me extra usable/reachable decrease cupboard house.

I nonetheless have loads of time to work by means of my ideas on that call. However for now, at the very least I’ve seen in actual life what a 7’4″ x 10′ laundry room will appear to be, and I’ve seen with my very own eyes that it’ll be loads of house for what I need and wish.

I’m so extremely enthusiastic about having a laundry room!! I’ve by no means had one in my life. I’ve had the washer and dryer within the storage in two properties, in a closet in two properties, and now in a nook of an enormous room that’s just about an enormous storage room. So it’ll be a dream to have an precise devoted laundry room. And naturally, the enjoyable half can be making it fairly. Y’all know that no laundry room of mine may have white cupboards. My laundry room could also be small, however I need it to appear to be a little bit jewel field. 😀 There will certainly be coloration and sample.