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#1 Short

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 04:30 PM

There's a little alcove-thingy in my place where the stacked washer-dryer resides, and I hatehatehate seeing it like that. Whenever my eye happens to fall upon it, it makes me think I need to do laundry even if I do NOT have to do laundry. I need to hide this appliance, veil it, conceal it, etc.

The problem is, it's a weird shape and size and standard doors won't fit. Not going to spend on custom doors. No room for an Oriental-type folding screen. Something curtain-ish would be OK if it doesn't end up looking like there's a shower behind it.

So please recommend your home fashion ideas. The room is beige.
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Posted 28 December 2010 - 04:31 PM

What about moving the appliance? Or working on yourself to change your ideas about it being used ?
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Posted 28 December 2010 - 04:37 PM

What about moving the appliance? Or working on yourself to change your ideas about it being used ?

A washer/dryer has to be where the hookup is.

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 04:40 PM

I'd go with a fabric curtain.
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Posted 28 December 2010 - 04:41 PM

I'd go with a fabric curtain.

Style? Color?
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Posted 28 December 2010 - 04:42 PM

Gimme a few min. Le bebe isn't cooperating
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Posted 28 December 2010 - 04:42 PM

those hanging beaded curtain things?
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Posted 28 December 2010 - 04:51 PM

it depends on your own personal style, as well as what your home looks like. It can be fancy or modern, a busy pattern or a classic striped one. You can do anything.

Anything like this could work, just make it much narrower obviously.

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Or you can do what shaina says - do beaded. But realize it won't hide the appliance well.

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 04:54 PM

There's a little alcove-thingy in my place where the stacked washer-dryer resides, and I hatehatehate seeing it like that. Whenever my eye happens to fall upon it, it makes me think I need to do laundry even if I do NOT have to do laundry. I need to hide this appliance, veil it, conceal it, etc.

The problem is, it's a weird shape and size and standard doors won't fit. Not going to spend on custom doors. No room for an Oriental-type folding screen. Something curtain-ish would be OK if it doesn't end up looking like there's a shower behind it.

So please recommend your home fashion ideas. The room is beige.


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Posted 28 December 2010 - 04:55 PM

A washer/dryer has to be where the hookup is.


Not true. If you want to, you can bring water and gas to where it is. If you choose a bathroom, you have water already. If you go for an electric dryer, rather than gas, then you just need the dedicated line. I have an electric dryer. We really like it.

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I sense a little bit of sarcasm there, but therapy can be very nice. Some people really love it.
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Posted 28 December 2010 - 07:56 PM

How about roller blinds?

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 09:42 PM

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 09:46 PM

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 10:09 PM

I recall reading a similar problem on Apt Therapy a while back - http://www.apartment...herdryer-029588
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Posted 28 December 2010 - 10:17 PM

I recall reading a similar problem on Apt Therapy a while back - http://www.apartment...herdryer-029588

Great site! Do they have a "too many kids, too little apartment" section?

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 10:24 PM

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 10:29 PM

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 10:31 PM

I know it is not really what you have in mind, but would a sliding panel work to slide across and cover it up? They are fairly cheap to install, and become extra gallery space for kiddie artwork.
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Posted 28 December 2010 - 10:49 PM

The beaded options make me feel really jittery and nervous...I don't know why...maybe I need therapy.

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 10:52 PM

I know it is not really what you have in mind, but would a sliding panel work to slide across and cover it up? They are fairly cheap to install, and become extra gallery space for kiddie artwork.

Like a sliding panel door? No, because the space is too narrow and it would block half the washer/dryer, at least.
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