Testing Out Flooring Plan Room Sizes In Actual Life

If I’m my calendar proper, I must 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 fulfill when he will get again. So hopefully we are able to schedule a gathering by the top of subsequent week.

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

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

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 objects — the Hoyer raise, the facility wheelchair, and the bathe wheelchair. So I introduced all three of these objects 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 way of the taped off “doorway” and maneuvered them into place to make certain every thing may match by way of the doorway and switch as wanted to be put into place. My foremost concern was getting the Hoyer raise by way of the doorway and turned with the wheelchairs in place. But it surely labored out completely! Every part match, and there was even somewhat room to spare. And every thing match within the order that is smart, in order that was an enormous aid.

The subsequent space I needed 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 top 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 area after they’re open.

I walked round “inside” the laundry room space fairly a bit to get an excellent really feel of the scale and format, and whereas it’s not an enormous laundry room, I believe there will likely be loads of room for what I would like and need. I don’t want or desire a bedroom-sized laundry room with all of the bells and whistles conceivable. I simply need and want an space to tuck away my washer and dryer, to have a little bit of countertop area 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 might 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 have been a door, this is able to be similar to my format. However I’d wish to add some higher cupboards someplace. I don’t need plenty 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 high, and the sink and decrease cupboards proper subsequent to it.

Right here’s one other one with the identical format, but it surely’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 comparable 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 will likely be a problem. So that may really 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 really be capable of attain.

And I haven’t 100% dominated out stacking my washer and dryer. If I do this, it will give me 28 inches extra of countertop and decrease cupboard area. 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 retaining the dryer on the identical setting with most masses anyway, so if I simply have to push the beginning button, I can do this with no step stool. Stacking them would remove that unusable/unreachable area above the washer and dryer, and would give me extra usable/reachable decrease cupboard area.

I nonetheless have loads of time to work by way of my ideas on that call. However for now, at the 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 area for what I need and want.

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 will likely be making it fairly. Y’all know that no laundry room of mine could have white cupboards. My laundry room could also be small, however I need it to appear to be somewhat jewel field. 😀 There will certainly be shade and sample.