A lot of Eichler Homes have a door from a Bathroom to the outside, we wanted to keep this feature but make the bathroom and laundry area more functional. The washer and dryer are located in a wider area of the hallway, so you need to walk by them every time you go to the bathroom.
Washer and dryers increased in size over time which makes this area almost impossible to use. The room is open to the Hallway which means you can hear the machines running in the living and dining room.
By switching the laundry room with the bathroom and reconfiguring some of the walls, we were able to create a larger laundry room with a sink and work area.
Here is a sneak peak of the material choices for these two rooms: