Starting Monday I’m happy to announce that we will be getting a whole new HVAC and water heater system installed in our house! They will be putting a new furnace and tankless water heater in our attic. Why am I so excited about it? Well, the 60-year-old furnace and the 30-year-old water heater currently reside in our laundry room area, and they are taking up valuable space…and making some rather strange noises.
The whole laundry room/powder room/mudroom area needs an overhaul, and I have have some big plans to fix things, which you can read about here. Removing these two big space hogs is the first step toward making those plans a reality. And in addition to getting more space, this upgrade will improve our home’s energy efficiency by about 40%! Not too shabby.
Unfortunately, we don’t have sufficient funding to make my new laundry room / mudroom dreams a reality yet, but I had an idea for a temporary solution that I think will really make a big difference in our every day lives – a mudroom closet!
Here’s the closet area with the furnace and water heater currently inside.
I found lots of great pictures of mudrooms that were built into closets just like ours, and I can’t wait to get started. Maybe these pictures will inspire you, too, by seeing the great possibilities of what a closet in your house could become.
If you’ve done this in your house, please leave a comment and share your experience. And if you have any pictures to share, I’d love to see them!