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It may be small - but it's perfectly formed ! My new washroom
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Post# 932758   4/16/2017 at 14:43 (432 days old) by ricky5050 (Durham Britain)        

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Hello - inspired by all your amazing spaces to house washers etc , last year I started to convert the utility room at my mums house to become a mini wash room for some of my appliances. In the U.K. We don't tend to have basements in our homes and as both mine and my mums are terraced houses built in about 1890 , neither house has a garage. Hers being a bit more luxurious than mine had an original wash house built in. It would have housed a coal fire copper boiler for boiling clothes. When she moved into the house in the early 1990s it still had the chimney and sky light. Over the years we plumbed in her modern washer and it became a dumping ground and home for tools and paint. Last year I stripped it back and plumbed it to take 3 vintage automatics and room for a twin tub. I could theoretically get another auto front loader in if I placed her dryer on the counter but it is her area so the worktop is useful for garden tasks. All 4 of my machines need a little work but now it's clean and dry safe place to enjoy the machines. Hope you enjoy the pictures. Richard

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Post# 932760 , Reply# 1   4/16/2017 at 14:48 (432 days old) by ricky5050 (Durham Britain)        
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Post# 932762 , Reply# 2   4/16/2017 at 14:55 (432 days old) by petek (Ontari ari ari O )        

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Nice job there.   From scary to cheery

Post# 932763 , Reply# 3   4/16/2017 at 15:08 (432 days old) by ricky5050 (Durham Britain)        
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The first picture wasn't how we lived with it. That's after I started to strip out cupboards etc. So it looks more of a mess than it was ! Ha ha

Post# 932765 , Reply# 4   4/16/2017 at 15:35 (432 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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fantastic job.....

you made great use of the limited space......

Post# 932770 , Reply# 5   4/16/2017 at 15:46 (432 days old) by matchboxpaul (Just north of Derby, U.K)        

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Hi Richard.

The space is delightful. Really clean and oozes laundry room atmosphere - your machines look really at home there and a great room to tinker with them.

The photos of your LT really bring home just how BIG they really are - makes your Hotpoint top loader almost look like a compact!

Your machines positively gleam under the lighting, with the blue of the Keymatic wrap around having a lovely sheen.


Post# 932817 , Reply# 6   4/16/2017 at 20:58 (432 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Great job on the new space, it looks terrific!

Post# 933044 , Reply# 7   4/17/2017 at 22:23 (431 days old) by Washerlover (Lake County, California: Wines With Altitude)        

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What a beautiful and cozy space! Nice job maximizing every inch. I appreciate your work as I've been there myself trying to make the most of a small space. Great job and thanks for sharing!

Post# 933045 , Reply# 8   4/17/2017 at 22:25 (431 days old) by abcomatic (Bradford, Illinois)        

Good for you. I like the way you hang up the clothes to dry after you have washed them. I love to use these old machines. Happy washing, Gary

Post# 933096 , Reply# 9   4/18/2017 at 07:44 (430 days old) by mayken4now (Panama City, Florida)        
Nice Job

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On the remodel.  Have fun with your new laundry/wash room

Post# 933104 , Reply# 10   4/18/2017 at 08:36 (430 days old) by petek (Ontari ari ari O )        

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So in the end.. what does your mum think about the reno? 

Post# 933111 , Reply# 11   4/18/2017 at 09:38 (430 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Nice job, Richard!   It looks terrific and I'll bet you're having fun using it.  Congratulations!

Post# 933133 , Reply# 12   4/18/2017 at 12:02 (430 days old) by RevvinKevin (So. Cal.)        

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Richard, fantastic job converting a small storage/utility room into a fun and functional laundry space!  It looks terrific, well done!




Post# 933137 , Reply# 13   4/18/2017 at 12:46 (430 days old) by keymatic3203 (Cardiff UK)        
Great space you've created Richard

And a great selection of machines for the smaller washroom, apart from the machines being such iconic and fantastic washers, you have machines that don't have matching dryers, so no temptation to fill the room with stacked sets, therefore your small room feels more spacious and light.

Enjoy your washing


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