Quite fortunately my parents happened to be in town almost a year ago when we looked at this house with Wilma, our realtor. And no matter how old you get, you always want the approval of your parents and to show off.
We fell in love with the bones, basically, because nothing had been done to our specific tastes, but we could envision changes and living many happy years.
My mom, once we knew both in our hearts and in our minds, that this was our home-to-be, was probably most excited for me about the fact that I didn't have to do laundry in the garage anymore. Because she knows.
Sometimes I'd pull the car in too far and couldn't get the washing machine open enough to do laundry, or I'd drop the freshly laundered clothes on the garage floor, which is never a good thing. Or.I'd find a SNAKE in the garage and refuse to go out there for anything at all, let alone to do the laundry, until Ryan enlisted my help to get the creature out of our living spaces.
Once again, I failed to take a decent before photo, but we took out the L portion of the closet that had a tiny bar sink, removed the water heater (and went tankless, oh my!), put in stackable units so there was room for counter space and cupboards and made it into my happy laundry closet of green goodness.
Our contractor tried to convince us to partition off some of the room to make a mudroom/laundry room, but we didn't plan on using the side door as a main entrance, and really, who wants to go in a little room and do laundry all alone?I didn't have the luxury of a laundry sink either, so I don't blame her for being more excited about the prospect of indoor laundry for her daughter with 6 very messy children. She knows.
Enter the LG double oven giveaway going on here.