laundry room

i've previously talked about my brain being mush at times due to ALL the things floating around in it.  currently occupying my brain is the laundry room.  more specifically the washer and dryer.  when we sold our previous home, we sold the washer and dryer with it.  i was actually kind of excited we did because i did not care for the current set too much.  we had only had the set for less than two years so they were still relatively new.  our washer was a front load and while i liked the look, i hated the maintenance it took to keep it clean.  and having to leave the door open was just a pain and seemed silly.  i do laundry pretty much everyday of the week and not just on a specific day.  therefore our washer door was always open.

and silly me didn't know all the maintenance details (including the open door rule) until after about 4 months of use and by then all our clothes began smelling musty.  let me tell ya people, that is a hard smell to get rid of.  my cleaning lady was the one who informed me what all i needed to do to keep it clean and our laundry smelling fresh.

i swore to myself i would NEVER get a front load washer again.

that was until i started to lay out our laundry room and "pinning" things on pinterest.

Source: decorpad.com via Becky on Pinterest


front load washers would definitely allow for more countertop space which i love.

Source: houzz.com via Becky on Pinterest

i think i like the stacked front loads even better due to my room layout.  we will have our water heater on one side of the laundry room and a stacked washer and dryer on the other side of the room would give the room symmetry.

i've been scouring the internet looking for feedback or to see if i'm the only one with my dilemma.  recently, emily a. clark did a post on a similar issue and she now posted her update.  she went with a top load and gave good support to her decision.  i think i'm back at square one.     



  1. What great spaces! I need to finish my laundry room! Thanks for linking up to my party!

  2. Go with the topload! You can get a beautiful laundry room - just takes a little more thought. No one likes stinky clean laundry!

    Jaye @ Just Tryin' to Make Cents of it All


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