This lovely area is our utility room.
It's real looker, let me tell you. If you remember, we recently put in shelving.
This is what the utility room door looked like before: it didn't exist. Major bummer. We did have a baby gate up to keep Natalie from eletrocuting herself or anything else equally bad. The gate was kind of a hassle, and the washer/dryer were so loud it was hard to hear the TV without blasting it.
But in the end, it was worth it. I love having a door. Keeps the noise in. Keeps Natalie out.