There were two pressing issues that got it up to scratch - firstly, Ben finished his mega-shed, and most of the stuff stored in this room could be finaly re-homed. The second was a spate of bike-thefts, which persuaded us to make space for our bikes indoors. When I told my dad about the bikes being inside he was quite worried about the storage issues we'd face, so these photos are partially to reassure him that it is all working very well indeed!
So, we put the bikes in via the garden door, and in front of them, instantly accessible from the in-house door, is my washing machine! (Bought second-hand this spring from a colleague of Ben's who was emigrating to Canada). Boy, is this an improvement on the set-up before we sorted the room...Very handy!
The bunting is made from rice sacks, and you can buy it online. I got mine in Edinburgh, though. A functioning utility room is a real treat.