Saturday, February 12, 2011

Shove It All In Here


The final room on the main floor of our house is the laundry room. It is on the far right in the photo above. It also goes into the garage and that is how we usually enter our home.


Do you have one of those rooms, in your home, where you just stick things you don't want to deal with at the moment or don't know with what to do with them? Besides being a laundry room that is exactly what this room is for us. It's kind of an everything room.

Laundry1.jpgWhen you walk in you see the washer, dryer, sink, and a bunch of cabinets. Don't ask about the decorating here. I had nothing to do with it. I think the previous owners were going to for a beach theme, hence the sandy, beachy wallpaper border. We don't spend enough time looking at this room for me to do any re-decorating.

Laundry2.jpgDirectly across from the photo above is a closet. We took the doors off and Jared added another shelf and it, obviously, houses a mish mash of things.

Laundry3.jpgStanding next to the washing machine, Jared has hung a bunch of hooks to give a little more space and get things off the ground. It works quite well.

Laundry4.jpgThen directly above the door he added another shelf. We have high ceilings in our home. The shelf is great for things we don't use often and it makes use of the extra vertical space that we have.

Laundry5.jpgThis is the view from the garage.

That pretty much sums up the tour of our home on the main floor. Maybe someday I'll get around to photographing the rest of our home. For those of you that don't know, we purchased this home after it went into foreclosure and paid roughly $50,000 less than the asking price. We haven't really done much to this home, just a little painting here and there, and of course, Jared has added shelving all over. The one major thing we did was remodel the basement, but I think that's about it. After talking to our neighbor, who knew the original owners of this home, we found out that they lived quite an extravagant lifestyle. The kitchen had been remodeled three times while they were living here. My guess is that the cabinets in the laundry room are the original cabinets from the kitchen. I've seen other homes with our floor plan with those cabinets in the kitchen. They put in all the tile you see around the house. It's been great because they put the tile in all the areas that get the most traffic. They also put in hardwood on the stairs and hallway on the second floor which I love because who likes vacuuming stairs? From what we can tell, the whole house was remodeled except the master bedroom. That room is a disaster. It's also another room where we just stick things. :) I guess I didn't mention how they were able to live such a lavish life, did I? The wife of the household worked as an accountant for a trucking company. Any guesses? Over the course of six years, she had embezzled over $800,000 from her company. They had many flat screen TVs, motorcycles, jet skis, a boat, 5th wheel, you name it and they probably had it. Crazy, isn't it?


Ewe said...

So when a home is foreclosed like that, did you have to clean a lot of junk out of the house or was that already done? I ask because my parents bought a house once really cheap (but from the owners, not foreclosed) and we had to clean it out after we bought it. My dad got a dumpster and we filled it several times with their old furniture and what was trash to us. My sister and I thought it was great because there were coins all over the house and we made out pretty well by just moving their furniture.

JAN said...

This house we did not have a lot of cleaning to do. Most of it was taken by the police when the woman of the house got arrested. Past homes that we have purchased have needed quite a bit of work and cleaning. I think it just depends. We had some pretty nasty houses. Those are my husband's favorites. He thinks he can get a better deal on those houses. :)

Adriane said...

Holy organization, Batman! I need you to visit my apartment and get it in order, stat!