I’m almost 5’3″ and that is really short . . especially in our new house.
The ceilings on the main level in the new house are all 10′ or 12′ tall and in the laundry and bathrooms, the cabinets go all the way to the ceiling.
See the bar for hanging laundry? I cannot even start to reach that. I can’t even jump and reach it. That’s ok . . there’s a closet just past that door facing you see there. For the most part, I bring the laundry to the bedroom and fold it on the bed and hang up clothes directly in the closet.
The funny thing is that there are almost as many cabinets in the laundry room as there are in the kitchen in the house in Texas.
When I got to MO last week, I knew I’d be getting Addie the next day. I had some of her Christmas presents that weren’t yet wrapped and I needed to get them out of sight. She would spend 24/7 searching if she thought I had something there for her.
I was going to stick the presents in these cabinets. The two shorter cabinets . . I can barely reach the bottom shelf and if something is on the back of that shelf, I can’t reach it. I keep a folding step stool in the space between the sink and the washer so I got that out and even on the top step, I could barely reach the shelf in the top cabinet.
I was over at the new home of the sellers when I was there and I was asking her if she could hang clothes on the bar in the laundry room and she could. She’s just a couple of inches taller than I am . . maybe she’s taller . . we didn’t measure, but she isn’t super tall.
The guy said “I just couldn’t waste that space so even though the cabinets are way up there, they’re usable space.” I’m glad he did it that way. I was telling them about kitchen gadgets I have that I rarely use but didn’t want to get rid of so they’ll be great to stick up there.
Of course, I started a spreadsheet for what goes where and made a little drawing of all the cabinets and numbered them so I don’t have to climb up and down the step stool opening a dozen cabinets to find what I’m looking for.
The cabinets in the kitchen don’t go all the way to the ceiling but I can still only reach the bottom shelf without my trusty step stool. I absolutely love this kitchen . . and the laundry room, and the bedroom! 🙂