Hidden Laundry Room

This home's long hallway becomes a functional area with practical design and streamlined style.
Amy Bickers Mercer
Hidden Laundry Room
Laurey W. Glenn / Styling:  Lisa Powell

Trinity Edwards and his wife, Bridget Kennedy-Edwards, fell in love with the character of their older Shreveport home, but not with its lack of modern amenities. How could a house without a laundry room keep up with the demands of a busy family?

Fortunately, the young couple could see the home's potential and had the skills to make the most of a small space. Trinity, a lead carpenter with a remodeling company, did most of the work himself and turned a long, wide hallway into a laundry area.


The transformation began with the closet that holds a stackable washer/dryer. In its previous life, the closet was the kitchen pantry. "We turned the door around so it faced the hall," Bridget explains. A pull-out shelf in the center of the appliance makes fast work of folding clothes. Then, Trinity installed a custom cabinet, painted a glossy white, next to the closet. It features three pull-out hampers and ample storage space for linens and detergent.

In the end, it's a convenient, light-filled space where function is disguised with style.