Laundry Room for Vertical Spaces
A simple rearrangement of task areas takes advantage of vertical space to make cleanup easier for both two- and four-legged family members
Ample Room for Dog Cleanup, Too
Even a laundry room that's fully functional can be improved to accommodate a family's evolving needs. In the case of Barbara and Edward Marshall of Akron, Ohio, their mixed-breed dogs, Roxy and Bella, dictated changes by claiming the 6½-by-8½-foot laundry room as their master suite. The pair, who like to get muddy on the Marshalls' large property, needed frequent bathing, which involved Barb or Ed lifting the dogs into the room's small utility sink. The dogs also liked to sleep in the middle of the room—which has separate entries to the kitchen, garage, and deck—so everyone had to step over them.
Shown: Tapping vertical space on the same wall made room for a shower stall and a dog bed, where Roxy relaxes.
Contractor and cabinetry: Artistic Renovations of Ohio, Seven Hills, OH
Washer, dryer: Samsung
Paint: Sherwin-Williams's Big Chill (walls), Ellie Gray (cabinets)
Custom pet bed: J’adore Custom Pet Beds