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xx   HOUSE

How to transform a basement corner into a brightly decorated, well-equipped laundry center.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1971 (v.49#11) pg. 92

Five laundry room ideas. (1) Clothing rack and storage shelf, (2) ceiling light reflector panel, (3 & 4) wall-hung work tables, and (5) an ironing board closet.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1971 (v.49#11) pg. 94

One-wall laundry centers. Three areas are shown that accommodate storage for laundry, ironing and mending supplies as well as provide bright, attractive work areas.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1972 (v.50#2) pg. 80

How to build your own laundry cabinet.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1972 (v.50#2) pg. 114

Photo and text suggest two decorating schemes that can make a basement laundry area attractive. First view features painting the walls with stripes of bright color. Second view features the creation of a laundry room with built-in cabinets and counter.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1973 (v.51#1) pg. 35

Photo shows wall mounted table in a laundry room which features a second top that can swing down from the wall to provide workspace for a second activity without clearing off the first table top.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1973 (v.51#7) pg. 64

Photo shows how to build a laundry center to surround a washer and dryer. Unit consists of a narrow box with a door in the front to fit between the washer and dryer, two sections of floor-to-ceiling shelves for each end of the machines, facer boards across the front top, and a section of perforated hardboard behind the machines. requires a floor area of 7x6-ft.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1975 (v.53#1) pg. 37

How to organize a basement. Four storage unit ideas. (1) Beneath the stairs, (2) racks for lumber or bulk storage, (3) shelves for canned goods, and (4) a cabinet for laundry supplies.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1976 (v.54#2) pg. 50

A look at eight possible locations for a laundry center and eight conveniences for any laundry area.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1977 (v.55#11) pg. 54

Photos show six attractive laundry areas that can be incorporated in other living areas and that are bright and attractive.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1977 (v.55#11) pg. 96

How to install the plumbing necessary for a laundry tub.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1978 (v.56#1) pg. 20

How to build-in a clothes-care center with a fold-down work surface and ironing board and lots of storage space.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1978 (v.56#3) pg. 59

Ceiling-hung laundry caddy is a simple shelf with clothes rod beneath. Unit is hung from basement ceiling joists.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1979 (v.57#5) pg. M4 (182+)

High-style sewing and laundry center. Includes open cubicles and closed cupboards and a pullout work table. Recessed desk has carpet-backed rear wall for tacking up instructions.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1981 (v.59#10) pg. 41, 100

Laundry cabinet stores ironing board, laundry supplies, and ironed tablecloths and napkins. Dimensions: 66"x26"x11" deep. Est. cost: $63.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1983 (v.61#2) pg. 38, 49

Photos show a trio of "feed bins" which conceal a modern washer, dryer, and sink to make them more compatible with a country home. No construction details shown.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1983 (v.61#3) pg. M10

Laundry-room strategies. Layout tips and features to create a laundry room that works well.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1997 (v.75#5) pg. 224

Three multipurpose laundry room layouts.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1999 (v.77#9) pg. 70

Laundry folding center features a flip-up drying rack, two laundry sorting baskets, storage drawer and cabinet, a 27"x50" top for spotting, sorting or folding clothes, and casters for moving the unit.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Feb 2002 (v.25#4) pg. 50

Laundry room makeover. (1) Ironing board cabinet has three drawers and a clothes hamper. (2) Wall-hung shelf unit. (3) Closet organizer with seven center shelves and two areas for hanging clothes (one full-length and two for shorter items). All units are made from melamine, birch plywood and solid maple stock.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1992 (v.15#4) pg. 28
Added Info CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1992 (v.15#7) pg. 6

Two laundry-planning ideas. One uses an entire room and incorporates room for sewing and potting area. The second is a 5-ft. closet mini-laundry that uses portable stacking machines and lots of vinyl clad wire baskets.
FAMILY CIRCLE Feb 3 1978 (v.91#2) pg. 84

Shelves in a clip. Cutting diagram and construction for laundry room storage shelves.
FAMILY CIRCLE Aug 28 1979 (v.92#12) pg. 78, 151

Built-ins create a laundry room out of a corner. Nine-foot cabinet includes sink and four storage bins for soiled clothes. Wall-hung cabinet, floor-to-ceiling utility cabinet, and shelves over washer and dryer provide additional storage space.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #113 Dec 1969 (v.19#6) pg. 36

How to build a floor-to-ceiling storage unit in the laundry room that has space for mops and brooms, the ironing board and three bins for sorting dirty clothes.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #184 Oct 1977 (v.27#7) pg. 20

Photos show six ways to incorporate laundry facilities into another room.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #212 Oct 1980 (v.30#8) pg. 24

Wraparound laundry center. Washer and dryer are enclosed with storage shelves on each side and perforated hardboard behind to form a free-standing laundry area.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #215 Jan 1981 (v.31#1) pg. 22

A multi-purpose laundry room also doubles as a sewing room and computer center. Includes information on installing pre-built cabinets and countertops.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #250 Jul-Aug 1984 (v.34#6) pg. 48

Simple set of shelves for over your washer and dryer is designed for a basement utility room where concrete or block walls make it difficult to attach shelves directly to the wall.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #304 Jan 1990 (v.40#1) pg. 49

Wordless Workshop suggests how to build a behind-the-door storage rack for laundry and cleaning supplies.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #325 Feb 1992 (v.42#2) pg. 79

This lift-up shelf covers the space between your clothes washer/dryer and the wall to prevent items from falling behind the machine.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #357 Apr 1995 (v.45#4) pg. 108

Easy-to-build laundry room shelves. Wall-mounted and standing shelves are built from Melamine-coated particle board. Pull-out closet rod is installed over a sink so clothes can drip dry.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #364 Dec 1995-Jan 1996 (v.46#1) pg. 64

Wall-hung rack built from PVC tubing provides clothes hanging space in a laundry room.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #369 Jun 1996 (v.46#6) pg. 112

Building a multi-purpose room. Design ideas and details to convert a laundry room in a small house to include office space and more storage.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #53 Apr-May 1989 pg. 43

Making the most of a laundry room. Ideas include a laundry chute made from large PVC pipe, a custom-built towel drawer, and a fold-down ironing board.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #121 Feb-Mar 1999 pg. 90

Put a laundry in the bathroom. The ironing cabinet has a pullout laundry basket and folding ironing board. The matching laundry cabinet hides a small washer and dryer while looking like a vanity with the bathroom sink in the center.
HOME MECHANIX #682 Feb 1985 (v.81) pg. 32

Relocating the laundry. Convenient strategies for moving laundry rooms up and out of the basement.
HOME MECHANIX #758 Sep 1991 (v.87) pg. 59

Decorative buffet is really a clever coverup for a clothes washer and dryer. Simply flip up the false-drawer top, raise the counter, and open the front doors to have complete access.
HOME MECHANIX #781 Dec 1993-Jan 1994 (v.89) pg. 96

Guidelines for designing laundry room layout, with emphasis on plumbing, wiring and ductwork.
HOME MECHANIX #803 Mar 1996 (v.92) pg. 51

Little laundries. Space-saving ideas for installing a clothes washer and dryer in a closet, kitchen, bathroom, etc.
HOMEOWNER Sep 1988 (v.13#7) pg. 54

Ideas for relocating laundry facilities to make them more convenient.
HOMEOWNER Mar 1991 (v.16#2) pg. 50

Laundry storage center. Cabinet storage for supplies, a folding area for finished laundry and a rolling hamper cabinet.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jul-Aug 1979 (v.4#4) pg. 40

Plans for a 4x14-ft. bathroom, laundry room and shower stall installed at the back of an oversized garage, still leaving room for a car.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #495 Aug 1969 (v.65) pg. 90

Large laundry cabinet is wall-mounted over the washer and dryer for storing washday necessities.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #509 Oct 1970 (v.66) pg. 114

Kitchen laundry wall includes broom closet, two hampers, washer and dryer with storage cabinets above, and a drop-front kitchen desk.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1966 (v.126#3) pg. 120

Elevated platform for a clothes dryer provides room for a large storage drawer underneath the dryer.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1975 (v.143#4) pg. 124

Slide-out built-ins for kitchens and laundry. Roll-out appliance cart, pull-out dish storage cabinet, raised dishwasher at counter level, storage shelves and cabinets beside and above laundry appliances.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1976 (v.145#4) pg. 126

Bi-fold, louver doors swing open to reveal a laundry center consisting of a compact dryer mounted over a compact washer, plus four wide and deep shelves for storing laundry supplies.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1976 (v.145#5) pg. 107

Six good ways to upgrade your utility room. Recover the walls to lower fire danger. Build a storage cabinet for supplies and dirty clothes. Add fire-safe doors. Install fire sprinkler heads. Tips on installing washer and dryer.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1977 (v.147#1) pg. 90

How to convert an upstairs closet into a compact laundry center.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1980 (v.153#4) pg. 142

Two routes to a built-in laundry. Conceal it or flaunt it. Washer and dryer hidden behind a folding door take up little space in an under-the-stairs location. The second location is a very large laundry room with lots of built-in storage and a totally open, unconcealed approach.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1975 (v.207#6) pg. 86

Shaker style cabinets and wall racks add to the convenience of this utility room.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1976 (v.209#3) pg. 109, 138

Three clever ways to remodel your basement. (1) Simulated brick archways divide a basement and conceal support columns. (2) A divider wall with a workshop on one side and a laundry on the other. (3) Redecorate with paneling and built-ins to integrate cluttered space.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1976 (v.209#3) pg. 110

Five different locations for a compact washer and dryer are shown. Plans for wall mounting the dryer and an over-under cabinet are shown.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1978 (v.212#2) pg. 104

Build a tuck-anywhere laundry room. Use stacking washer and dryer enclosed in a simple frame-and-drywall cabinet to give a "built-in" look.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1986 (v.228#4) pg. 115

Enclosing your kitchen laundry area.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Apr 1964 (v.35#4) pg. 88

Garage doubles as a recreation room, family room and laundry.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Oct 1964 (v.35#10) pg. 84

Tip: Hinged panel converts an open sink into useful counter space.
SUNSET Nov 1981 (v.167#5) pg. 181

Tips on installing a clothes washer and dryer on the second floor of a house.
SUNSET Oct 1982 (v.169#4) pg. 118

Tip: Sturdy swing-out arm for hanging clothing in the laundry room is made from galvanized pipe and anchored to the wall with pipe straps. Est. cost: $10.
SUNSET Feb 1986 (v.176#2) pg. 120

Tip: Tabletop, 24" wide by 42" long, folds down on one leg as a laundryroom worktable. When not in use, it folds flat against the wall.
SUNSET Mar 1986 (v.176#3) pg. 132

How to build a laundry-unit coverup on casters that looks like a built-in cabinet. Hides washer and dryer so they can be in a kitchen or other living area and not be obvious.
WOMAN'S DAY Jan 9 1978 (v.41#5) pg. 74

Tip on how to fit a compact washer and dryer in a 7x8-ft. bathroom
WOMAN'S DAY May 22 1979 (v.42#10) pg. 114

How to create a 4x8-ft. laundry area out of the corner of a family room.
WOMAN'S DAY May 22 1979 (v.42#10) pg. 116

Photos show a combination kitchen pantry and laundry that can be created in a 7x8-ft. room.
WOMAN'S DAY May 22 1979 (v.42#10) pg. 117

Full-service laundry center. Large storage cabinets designed to surround a washer and dryer. Built from melamine-laminated particle-board.
WOOD MAGAZINE #130 Feb 2001 (v.18#1) pg. 46

Laundry room cabinet (48"x24"x42" high) includes closed cabinets for laundry supplies, an open shelf, a rod for hanging clothes and a counter for folding clothes.
WORKBENCH Dec 1997 (v.53#6) pg. 18

Wall-mounted swing-up shelf/table (24"x60") for the laundry room.
WORKBENCH Dec 1997 (v.53#6) pg. 25