I have a confession to make. When I started this blog I had the notion that I would have many before and after posts. After all we’ve redone every inch of our house, had more projects than I can remember so I must have some good pics and stories to share. Well, I have since realized that before and afters require before pics (ooops), COMPLETE projects and immaculate rooms. So I haven’t been able to muster many before and afters yet.
Anyway, here is an after without the before. The before consisted of a two foot wide cart on which you could hang clothes on hangers (of which you can catch a glimpse on the left hand side in the second picture). I would hang the clothes I did not want to dry in the dryer on hangers to dry. I was hankering for a nice big rod in my laundry room to hang clothes on and my dear husband came up with an ingenious solution. He used gas piping with the connectors from Home Depot and screwed it into the ceiling joists. It is incredibly strong (I theoretically could do chin ups hanging on this bar) so there is no danger of wet clothes making it sag or fall. He covered the pipe with plastic wrap meant to cover shower rods, so it looks better. We have also used this system in several closets where the rods had to be suspended in the middle of the closet from the ceiling.
I’m really pleased with how it all works. As you can see I also have a drying rack for tops etc. I got this rack at IKEA and it’s great because it can hold a lot of laundry. I usually keep a rolling sewing table to the left of the drying wrack underneath the hanging clothes. I just pull it out when I need to sew. Notice I did not show you the other side of the laundry room. 😉 Some day when I get my act together I’ll give you a tour. The laundry room was one of the changes we made after we had the house fire. We moved it up from the basement, added a door to the outside sacrificing the office to have it on the main floor. It also has a pantry and other storage. I hope to get it really functional and organized in the next couple of months.