This is a before picture. Now, remember. We're making a laundry room and another closet out of this space. The inside of the closet is the laundry room and the outside - that little jog in the wall - will be the closet.
So last night before last I start freaking out about the whole thing. It's going to be too small. The door won't open. Carra's closet is going to be too small. It will make her room too small. The new washer and dryer that I want won't fit in the room. The door won't be able to open.Well, Dan is gone on business, and I expressed this concern to him. He didn't get it. He did nothing to allay my fears and then had to listen to me go off on him after he said, "well, let me know when you DO know what to say." (Obviously he made that remark after I tried to convey my angst to him, didn't do it well enough, and said, I don't know what to say.) At that point I had PLENTY to say.
Luckily my kids know to only look at me strangely and wonder silently if I'm in my right mind when I go into their rooms at 9:30 with my tape measure and start measuring the sizes of their rooms. Well, I just had to make sure that I wasn't taking away a ton of space from Carra's room by making the closet come out into the room. It helped. I'm not so freaked about it now.
But there is the door on the room to consider. Holy Shit. Consider every which way from Sunday. If it opens into the room, will it open too far into the room? Will it hit my precious washer and dryer? Dan wants a pocket door. How the hell much will that cost? Is it really feasible. What about a bifold door? Oh, no. We can't possibly be that ghetto. It's enough to make me want to scream.
Well, I spoke with the builder said there wasn't enough room for a pocket door (whew!). He, of course, thinks a regular door will work fine. I'm still not so sure. I think it will intrude on the space too much. I looked online and Home Depot had these bi-fold doors, and other ones similar. Now, if you ask me (which, obviously, no one is) these are damned fine looking doors - all wood, more expensive than regular doors, wouldn't intrude into the space too much. Dan says we can look when he gets home. We'll see. What the hell do I know? I'm only the one that does the stupid laundry.
I'll tell you what I do know. I'm going to be so fricken glad when this project is finished.