See the black on the walls? ~shudder~
I guess this was the insulation in the walls between shelves.
Once we have it gutted and cleaned up, we have big plans for this space. For awhile we will still use it as cold storage for all our food storage. Eventually though, we plan on tearing down the wall from the laundry area to open this room up. We want to add some cupboards, and counters/tables around the wall for a crafting space for the kids, and easier laundry folding area. I can't wait until we get to that point!!