New Kitchen: The Laundry Alcove

In the new kitchen is a laundry closet, or “alcove,” as we sometimes call it. Honestly, I didn’t want the laundry appliances in the kitchen… but I had no where else to place them. We had to shoehorn the closet into a small corner of the kitchen. It looks “OK,” but it’s not the best choice, in my opinion.


Perhaps someday I can relocate the laundry area, when I finally convert the garage into a family room/utility area or something. I think the laundry closet is awkward, stuffed behind the back door and next to a window. I tried to make the area look as natural as possible, by adding more of the Greek-style pediment and fluted trim to the opening, and adding a window seat beneath the window next to the closet.


I originally planned for bi-fold doors to close off the laundry area, but it’s really too tight of a squeeze to fit them in. So I have to use curtains. These curtains are not my final choices: I will hang heavier drapes to help block out the noise of the appliances.

I also hung my retro tin signs. šŸ˜€


So obviously I still have a lot of work to do. We still have no clothes dryer installed yet (need to route the gas line). And with winter coming, we REALLY need to get on the ball and install the heaters (more gas lines). I am thankful we won’t have forced air heat this year. No drafts, no dust, and no threats of sickness from the 60-year old ducting system. GOOD RIDDANCE to that junky system!

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2 Responses to “New Kitchen: The Laundry Alcove”

  1. Marg Says:

    I think the laundry alcove is kind of neat. In my opinion, I would like to see a different kind of curtain but then what do I know. It seems to me that would be a hard thing to find. But the closet is a great idea. Take care and have a great day.

  2. Karen and Gerard Says:

    I never saw a kitchen with their washer and dryer in the kitchen. Doesn’t your house have a basement for them? The curtain is too drab–has to go!