When our clients combined 2 apartments they ended up with 2 kitchens. Not really a problem!
The smaller kitchen was converted into a nicely sized laundry room (8' x 10'). Planning ahead for aging in place, the front loading washer and dryer are installed on top of 15" high pedestal drawers to reduce leaning over. Since the top of the machines are raised up to 55” they are too high to use for folding so we didn’t add a counter on top. On the opposite side of the room there is a shallow folding surface. Shaker style cabinetry stores tools, cleaning and gardening supplies. The wood-look porcelain floor tile is installed throughout the entire apartment (1800 square feet). The engineered stone marble-look countertop is from remnants leftover from the kitchen, bar and master bath in this project. Bin pull handles and 3x6 subway tile add vintage charm.
And why should the public rooms of a home have all the fun? One wall of cheerful, bold wallpaper and a vase of flowers is a great way to lighten the load on laundry day. A modern pendant with a custom shade provides lots of task lighting.
The small space next to the laundry room was the former entry hall of the 2nd apartment. The utilities are hidden behind louvered doors on either side of the 2nd fridge. Pull down racks – great for drying delicates and hanging clothes fresh from the dryer – fold out of the way when not needed.
Richco Builders and Remodelers