Back in 2008, when we renovated our home, our original laundry room became what is now my office. We had to create a new laundry room using a very small space. I had high hopes that this new room could be as chic as it was functional. This was before pinterest and all the images it affords us as inspiration and as a means of illustrating your hopes for your own home to others, namely contractors.
For some reason, despite the small size, no one seemed to get the gist of what I had planned for this room. I was discouraged from getting a counter top over the machines as it was deemed a hassle in the event that the washer or dryer needed repair. We had a major leak from an incorrect fitting within a week of installation and the tiles had to be re-done, at which point, an awkward trough for holding leaks was constructed. Above the machines, faulty cabinets had to be re-done twice, only to be removed permanently, it seems our laundry room was cursed. Now that it’s been almost five years later, you’d think I’d be over this small design bump in the road…I mean the rest of our house came out great. But no, I still find myself staring at beautiful laundry rooms on pinterest and wondering how it is that everybody else can get this room so right? The last image is our laundry room, it’s not awful, I love the wallpaper, but still…Do you ever torture yourself like this?