Our laundry room used to really suck. I am not an ungrateful person. I had a laundry room. I didn’t have to go to a laundrymat unless I was washing the blankets or quilts that fit our King size bed. I thought it sucked that we had all that space and no place to fold or hang laundry as we got the job done. It is still the same long narrow room. It no longer has a recycled plastic accordian door, unpainted drywall. It’s just not at all ugly anymore.
I don’t really like to fold clothes in the rest of the house, but I couldn’t really do much in there about folding and hanging the laundry. We moved into our house five and half years ago. So I did wait for this remodel for a while.
After all that work with the vertical grain fir cabinets was accomplished, there was the building of the folding surfaces. We used a two sided plastic laminate from the Ikea, and with the help of the gigantic equipment our neighbor has in his cabinet making shop Dan fitted the entire design to the wall, attaching it in the back and leaving space for a laundry sorter beneath the table plus other additional storage. The main table is six feet long.
Did I mention all the painting! There is no window, so the sunny, but not too bright yellow keeps it modern, bright and clean looking in here.
The shelves are also from Ikea. The brackets are the same design as the wall hooks we put up over head for dividing our hanging laundry for each person. Some of the track lighting that Dan installed to bring light to every spot that we need it while doing laundry shows in this photo.
The laundry room is on the bottom floor of our home at the foot of the stairs and is just beyond the Field of All Buddhas. Of course, it seems appropriate to me since it is as if it was the Compassionate Buddha, or was it that fat, laughing Buddha, as Dan that ended another minor source of my suffering (in the laundry room) and it is he who I have to thank for this indulgent wonderfulness.
To educate yourself for the feeling of gratitude means to take nothing for granted, but to always seek out and value the kind that will stand behind the action. Nothing that is done for you is a matter of course. Everything originates in a will for the good, which is directed at you. Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude.
Thanks Honey Bunny!
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