I wish I had a before photo for you - the room was pretty much shiny brass hooks for the coats/backpacks on the long wall, same washer/dryer, an incredibly large and ugly gray utility sink, a shaky, wooden shelf for shoes, and an ugly, black, metal shelf for laundry detergent/storage.
This room is a (handy) side entrance to the house, a mud room, and a laundry room, all rolled into one. I dabbled with the thought of expanding the room and bumping out the window side...then remembered how much we already pay in taxes and nixed the idea. lol.
But the room even with its size, had potential.
Bob the Builder, our local handyman and wood artisan, built the cabinets, and I recycled the pull-down faucet from the kitchen.
The mini cabinet hides the water valves; I had our plumber install an auto-shutoff and metal water lines. I've never had an issue, but we've all heard the horror stories about washing machine water lines.
The old, shiny brass hooks were dated, and the distance from the screws/point of attachment exceeded the new fixtures - so I had Bob create these mitered wood boxes to disguise the holes and accomodate the new hooks. Kinda sets them off.
Functional with wonderful storage. This was done prior to the kitchen remodel. Will have those photos next week - before and afters. Wrapping it up this week. Very, very thankful for that.
Working on a slew of sympathy cards to show you tomorrow - best wishes for a great week!