The laundry room is my favorite room. One of our top priorities was a house with a good place to put the cat litter (as opposed to a carpeted guest bedroom, our previous arrangement, and having to move it into our room any time we had guests). This room is huge and also has a cat flap cut into the door that leads into the kitchen. FATE.
Here's what it looked like before. *SHIVERS* Old linoleum, an uneven green paint job, filthy curtains, a weird shelf blocking one of the outlets, and poorly assembled floor to ceiling cabinet.
The cabinet on the left reeked of urine. I thought Harriet might have kept a litter box in there but then discovered it was also full of mouse droppings. Apparently a family of mice lived in there at some point for quite a period of time. I debated whether or not I should make Ben rip the cabinet out - I bleached it four or five times and the odor wasn't going away. Fortunately, when the tile man came to get started, he took both cabinets out and we immediately told him not to put them back when he was done. Problem solved!
We chose slate tile for the floors because it was inexpensive and everything else at Home Depot was ugly. It turned out to be a great choice - I love it. It also matches perfectly with the paint we used in the kitchen, which was fortunate as we had a massive amount of this color left over.
I love the little old fashioned curlicue thing above the windows.
I got a little shelf for our car keys and found this old collage with pictures of Owen and Bouley, cats from days of yore. This hung by my side of the bed in our first apartment in St. Louis and has been in a box somewhere since then.
We also got a thing for the wall to hang up the brooms and mops.
I love my laundry room!