Today we are moving on to the laundry/mudroom, but in order to move forward, let's quickly look back. Remember this picture below, this is the old kitchen. We had a laundry "closet", as opposed to a laundry "room". The laundry closet was in the kitchen, which if we are keeping things practical I personally think is a great idea. Why not? In fact, add in a toilet and a sewing machine and I would have myself a room I would never have to leave. We digress...let us move on.
Here's that weird picture again of me smiling while demolishing the old kitchen, still no clue why I am smiling. What I want you to notice in this picture is the door in the background. This is the area of the old kitchen that becomes the new laundry room.Here is the new space. We reused the old kitchen cabinets for the new laundry room. We salvaged the sections we could, and then my cute carpenter husband pieced them together to make usable storage for the laundry room. Also, notice the black tile on the floor. I installed that, and there is a story. Laying tile is a physically exhausting job. My husband was in charge of cutting the tile, and I was in charge of creating the puzzle on the floor, spreading the mud, and laying the tile. Towards the end of the project my body was aching and my knees were bruised and throbbing. The cute carpenter thought that would be the appropriate time to say "you know, I have knee pads you could wear if you want them". Really? Really??