The least attractive part of the whole cottage was the back area next to the laundry room, which housed some type of shed that contained a nonfunctioning pump. The wooden cross was actually part of the clothesline, since the house had no dryer.
Not to put too fine a point on this, but it was truley ugly, and I had to reach deep within myself to come up with a solution.
I have found that the biggest design challenges produce some of my favorite spaces, since I am forced to think outside the box.
Because the area had three walls, I tried to think of solutions that would work as a small outside room.
Since the back wall was shared with the bathroom, I realized it would be fairly easy to set up a shower. Now when anyone comes home from the beach, this is a great way to clean off before tracking sand into the house. It can also work as a second shower in a house with only one bath.