For 8 years, this has been my laundry closet (with a washer and dryer of course). I had to do my laundry with the door closed because if it were open, I could not access the dryer. Also, if anyone happened to walk in from the garage, they would hit me with the door, and that happened frequently. I recognize people work with less, so I hesitate to complain, but I want you to see why this was not ideal for a family of 6.
We stripped and re-stained it, had a piece of shatter proof glass put in, put this decal on it from Upper Case Living, and then spray textured it. Originally I was going to peel the letter off to make it see through but changed my mind after it was textured. The materials for the rollers were purchased from vendors in Houston but can be purchased at Lowes. The sliding door now made the laundry room full accessible.
The next thing we did was to convert the washer and dryer space to cubbies for the kids. Trent constructed this space because he is awesome like that. I placed a box for each kids individual socks under their cubby. Moving their socks downstairs was a must.
Stacking my washer and dryer allowed me to add a farm sink. I purchased the sink and base at Ikea. You can't see it here but there is a matching Ikea cabinet above for cleaning items that I don't want my little ones to reach. Ikea was by far the most affordable way for me to get a farm sink. I chose an extendable faucet from Home Depot for washing the dog.
If you are as frustrated as I was, I hope this has helped you reconsider your space. I am happy to answer any questions you have.
A few more details:
Contractor- Alan Ganley Construction- I highly recommend his team. They showed up on time, did excellent work, and completed their part in under 2 weeks.
Wall color- Denim by Sherwin Williams