I used to have a full size (side by side) washer and dryer (mismatched) combo. You couldn't open the door more than halfway because it would hit the washer.And above it were some very grungy coated wire shelves.
I have a compact stackable now that has since been moved back and to the right. You can open the door two thirds of way--we are making big strides here, haha
There is approximately 12 inches between the washer/dryer and the side wall. There is an additional 8 inches behind the washer/dryer and the wall. We need a longer cord in order to move it over to the right and need to move the vent. The unit gas a "V" in the back of it where the vent can rest and then the unit is almost zero clearance to the wall.
I tried to slap some lipstick on my pig of a bathroom by installing a new shower rod, shower curtain and towel rack. It really did nothing more than highlight the sad and decrepit look of the bathroom.
I need storage. I need function. I need to not hit my damn knees or hips on the vanity every time I shimmy through to use the shower or give the dogs a bath!
So there you have it--my very ugly and dysfunctional bathroom/ laundry room!
I am working on few different layouts by trying to answer my questions...
Do we keep it as a full bathroom, 3/4 bathroom or change into a powder room?
What is more important- a 2nd full bath or a large laundry room?
How feasible is it to separate the laundry/ bathroom?
Can I move the laundry anywhere else?
How much money do I need to allocate that results in an optimum layout and on budget project?
Why can't I win the lottery?
Materials already on hand for 2nd bathroom remodel
- I have ceramic floor tile (extra from the upstairs bath remodel) and is more than enough to redo this floor. Although I still like the ideal of linoleum.
- I have a brand new vanity (still in the box) that was originally slated for the upstairs bath but wouldn't fit...and it is a beautiful cabinet!
- I have white porcelain under mount sink slated for the other bathroom but we didn't use because it went with the vanity that didn't fit.
- I also have towel rods, tp holder and a light fixture that I had purchased on clearance. They are a "shabby chic" finish but I can always paint them the oil rubbed bronze (ORB) to match what I have.
- I have a mirror (clearance find). It is a chrome finish but I can de-laquer the frame and paint (ORB) to match everything else.
- The toilet is only 2 years old, so we can keep it.
- A decision for the floor plan!
- Possibly the services of a plumber to moving plumbing (depending on floor plan)
- If we keep it as a full bath,we will need a new tub or shower
- Wall tile
- plywood for sub floor
- 2x4's for framing (again depends on floor plan)
- A counter top
- A door or 2 (depends on layout)
- Crown molding
- primer and paint