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Cre­at­ing the per­fect laun­dry was im­por­tant for Ali­cia and her fam­ily. She wanted it to be func­tional, with plenty of stor­age, and aes­thet­i­cally pleas­ing, so she used the same Ikea kitchen cab­i­netry and wooden bench­top as in her kitchen. “To save money, we built and in­stalled the laun­dry cab­i­nets our­selves – when I was seven months preg­nant with Bon­nie!” she says. Ali­cia also made sure the room was large enough to dou­ble as a mud room dur­ing wet weather, with gum­boots stored in a cab­i­net with draw­ers. “The rain gets pretty bad out here,” she says. As well, there is a guest bath­room ac­ces­si­ble off the laun­dry, so guests can walk along the ve­ran­dah to ac­cess the toi­let.

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