Full-Size Appliances in The Cottage

The back wall of Glade Cottage is the designated laundry area.

The back wall of the Cottage is plumbed for laundry machines.
The back wall of the Cottage is plumbed for laundry machines.

It was a convenient place to run hot and cold water lines, a drain, and dryer exhaust vent.

The former washer and dryer were a smaller-than-standard size.
The former washer and dryer were a smaller-than-standard size.

In the past we’ve had apartment-sized appliances there.

These cardboard appliance boxes will be recycled under our chip paths.
These cardboard appliance boxes will be recycled under our chip paths.

Last night Best Buy delivered the real thing: a washer, a dryer, and a small refrigerator/freezer.

Left to right: Dryer, washer, refrigerator, water heater closet.
Left to right: Dryer, washer, refrigerator, water heater closet.

The dryer is special because it has a regular 120 plug rather than the more usual 240-volt draw.

The closet on the far right houses the water heater for the Cottage.
The closet on the far right houses the water heater for the Cottage.

My tenant decided to put the large, although not over-sized, refrigerator/freezer also on the back wall.

The small refrigerator will remain in the kitchen area.
The small refrigerator will remain in the kitchen area.

She will keep the smaller refrigerator in the kitchen area for regularly used items like milk, juice, butter, etc.

Our small refrigerator is well-located under the coffee bar.
Our small refrigerator is well-located under the coffee bar.

Ever since we installed both a small fridge and large fridge in our kitchen in the big house, I have found I don’t go into the larger one very much.

The floating wall conceals the appliances from the living area.
The floating wall conceals the appliances from the living area.

One step closer to a livable space.

What feature would you miss in a small living space?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

11 thoughts on “Full-Size Appliances in The Cottage”

      1. Floordrobe! That’s awesome! I have a small floordrobe always going on my side of the bed, which thankfully is the far side of the bed, so you can’t see it unless you stumble on it.

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