Photo Philip Clayton-Thompson, Blackstone Edge Studios
The laundry chute was built in 1968 by a previous home owner. A bright coat of blue paint and hand painted 'laundry chute' liven it up. The concrete floor was painted bright red, and then painted with colored circles to mimic the ironing board cover fabric. The area rug was found a year later....
Photo: Timothy J. Gonzales for The Statesman Journal
The front load washer and dryer were raised to an ergonomic height. Basket storage was built in above to free up floor space. Cubbies were also cut into the stairway wall to maximize storage space.
While this may not be a color choice for many, it brightened up a former gray basement and made laundry fun.