Kathryn’s Laundry Room

The client:

Kathryn loves color and loves her family.  She wanted to spice up her laundry time with a fresh, colorful area to fold and sort.  Kathryn has two children and a husband who generate enough dirty clothes to fill a black hole, or at least that’s how it seems sometimes.

The problem:

Kathryn needed a space to fold and sort laundry.  Her laundry room didn’t have a shelf or much space for that.  She ended up piling the laundry on the machines, which meant that invariably some things would fall behind or to the side.

The solution:

The most exciting part to Kathryn was a new folding counter.  She has flat top machines and so could make a counter that covered the tops of the machines and reached to each wall.


We had Lowe’s cut the plywood (34 by 70 inches) and then covered the plywood with a vinyl tablecloth.

We found some scrap wood in the garage and screwed it into the wall where some studs were so that it would hold up the other end of the counter.

There’s  room for the dirty laundry basket to the left of the washer.  The tablecloth really brings out the color in Kathryn’s great-grandma’s painting. We originally thought the red would be too bright, but it really looks nice in this picture.

The baskets on top of the counter hold the children’s underwear and socks and the unmatched socks. There’s a little trashcan up there too.

Did we mention that this counter goes to three walls and is 34 by 70 inches? That’s enormous! And lovely.  Kathryn estimated that she could put 6 or 7 loads of unfolded laundry up there. Wow.  We spent about $15 for wood and a tablecloth.

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  1. Love it! I want a folding counter now too, and that cute little folding gnome that goes under it. :) How much extra is he?

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