Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Can't Move? Improve!

This was the tagline in a recent advertisement that gave me a chuckle. The housing situation across the country is pretty dire as market values continue to plummet. While we wait for the market to bounce back, we have embraced making home improvements.

I recently posted about the completed tile throughout the house. Ironically, during the tile installation, we overhauled our laundry room. Unfortunately, I remember to take 'Before' pictures after I empty out a space, so it's not a good depiction of what the set up was like prior to but trust me it was pitiful!

Here is Greg installing the cabinets in our laundry room:
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Cabinets installed, yeah!
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Here is the Laundry room today.  Never mind the awesome 80's almond colored dryer, that was given to us by Greg's grandparents.  I have no idea how old it is but it's like the Energizer Bunny, it just keeps on going and going!
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This is where we hang our hats (lol), post invitations, and place our stuff when we get home.
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Just some colorful touches to make the space fun.
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Some storage bins and an extra shelf for laundry baskets. Oh and a chandelier. Hahaha!
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Bonus picture of my OCDness. I love clear bins with labels. When I look in this cabinet, it totally makes me happy!
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Shortly after the tile installation was complete, I decided to make a space for Nathan's toys downstairs.  At the time, we had a custom made shelf that Greg built to house 8 canvas 12x12 bins in our family space where we stuffed all of Nathan's toys.  Whenever Nathan played with his toys it was in the direct path to the bathroom - completely inconvenient and a total mess.

So I took all of this storage, out of this closet:
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And made this closet, a toy space:

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I added this sheet as a curtain to hide the shelf and vacuum accessories.
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And much to my delight, Nathan's toys are contained and out of the way!
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Our completed projects are so timely considering the milestone we will soon recognize...any guesses what that might be?  Anyone?

6 comments:

  1. My guess is...you've been in this house longer than any other house you have lived in since you and Greg have been married.

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  2. The laundry room looks awesome! Love the OCD touches!!

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  3. What a great job of teamwork on this project. How about a white epoxy paint job on the dryer?

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  4. LOVE it! Now, please come help me organize my living room, which has been painted, new couch, etc............... Just no orange, please. (My laundry room is now purple & green. Yes, purple & green!)

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  5. Courtney aka Smarty Pants - You got it! hehehe! :)

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  6. Yay!!!!!! I was pretty sure I was right, but not totally sure. And I forgot to comment on the laundry room makeover, which I loved!!!! Love the wall color and the crisp white cabinet and the cute chandelier image on the wall! That is some Hull teamwork at its best! :-)

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