One of that hardest parts of designing a space is design versus reality. Our Mudroom/Laundry Room/Pantry has been really slow moving due to a ton of head scratching. First off, the home came with a relatively new washer and dryer set. They aren’t stackable, but they work, and they were free. I had the plumbing relocated to the opposite wall so that we could continue to the pantry and form one long cohesive wall that looked like built-ins. But HOW do we hide 8 feet of washer, dryer and utility sink behind buit-ins and make it pretty? Using a track? Here’s a sketch of what we’re working with:
The cabinetry on the left is the pantry that’s knotty pine painted the same color as the trim throughout the house. We have a chimney that’s painted that separates the pantry from the utility sink, that’s plastic that I want to replace with a vintage porcelain one and a brass faucet, then the washer and dryer. The pink line is what we need to enclose. To the right of the pink line is the barn wood shelving that will mimic the open shelving that will be installed over the backsplash. This is where all my dry goods will be stored, so the pantry can be used for cans, dog food, and boxes. I’ll fill these barn wood shelves with beautiful jars similar to these ones:
I know everyone says to be uniform, but that’s totally unrealistic. I think as long as they are interesting and glass, they’ll be beautiful.
As for a solution for my laundry enclosure, I want to make sure I stick with the same materials like painted knotty pine, but I’m open minded to working outside the box. We’re tossing out ideas like a barn door track; however, it’s a rather bulky solution. We’re open to anything at this point…