There were a few things that fell through the cracks during the design phase that are being caught now. We had a simple laundry room designed by our architect, but it wasn't until I was packing up our broom, mop, and vacuum that I started to wonder where these things were going to go after the remodel. If we're making our house all fancy, shouldn't the broom be hidden from view? Before, they hung on a wall rack in our laundry room, but the same set up after the remodel would just be an eyesore.
The designed layout:
Then came a flurry of phone calls, measurements, and a whole lot of math, all to end up with this:
The sink I picked out is smaller than the one accounted for by the architect, which means we had a little room to play with, but it would have meant ridiculously small drawers. I hated to cut out the drawers, but after discussion, and again, math, I dropped my drawers. All for a reasonable sized broom closet and normal sink counter space. The washer and dryer will more toward the middle of the wall, with the new closet against the wall.
I had to get honest with myself and acknowledge that the two bottom drawers eventually would have stored junk, so losing those weren't hard, but I had big Pinterest dreams for an ironing board that folded into a top drawer. Losing that is sad. I'm still not over it, but, back to the self-honesty, I don't iron all that much to justify the drawers.