First I will show you some before pictures as it was when we bought the house. These pictures are not great....I should have taken more. It is difficult to see in these pictures but there was no shelving or storage above the washer and dryer. It also felt very dark to me. I like color and sunshine flooding every room so that was one of my goals for this area.....make it brighter!
Here are some pics of this area after we made changes. We had a limited budget so my father-in-law helped us out. He is a retired cabinet maker/wood working genius so he gave us some old cabinets that he had from another project. They were two different kinds so he just painted them all white so that it would be less noticeable. He and my husband installed them in one afternoon then we added some molding and a granite counter top to finish it all off. My husband also built a little shelf for our mail and other paper work. We like how it turned out but may still make some changes to the mail area.
The cabinets above the washer provide soooo much hidden storage!
This is the bathroom area that is behind the curtain. I added the curtain so that there would be more privacy if needed. I had walked in on too many people using the bathroom....so I decided this was really needed. Now whoever is using the bathroom can just close the curtain. The door to the laundry room can also be closed .... the curtain is just extra.