We finished redoing the Laundry Room!
This is the before. What you can’t see here is the blue countertop, the scratched up sink, the damaged walls or the stained, peeling, disgusting linoleum floors. You also can’t see inside the cabinet where previous homeowners scrawled
BANK OF AMERICA 800-468-5000 #1850-68775499
in Black Sharpie marker. No kidding.
It was amazing to me what the simple addition of the molding on the cabinets made.
There was this wasted space between the door to the room and the washing machine—like a closet with no door. There was a clothes rod that hung on the bottom portion of the white framing below. (I failed to get a before picture) We use the rod for drying clothes, and wanted to raise it up to allow for hanging clothes space after we added built in shelves. We talked about ripping out the wood support, but then would have to contend with patching the walls. Ryan had the great idea to just “beef” up the framing. He added a 2x10 and then a 2x4 and attached decorative trim.
It gives it a cabinetry feel and it also made a great place to display this 1916 Singer sewing machine that belonged to my grandmother.
the space below the rod was empty. We kept a laundry hamper here.
Based on this inspiration, http://pinterest.com/pin/37999190575828656/, we built this.
Ryan says it’s working great!
We also replaced the countertop, sink and faucet and tiled the backsplash. We tiled the floor, did wall repair and added bead board to each side of the room and added molding to the top of the cabinets.
The tile was a great find. Costco for $5.55 a square foot. It has travertine, glass and emperador dark marble. The SAME marble that we used as an accent in the kitchen backsplash and to tile the fireplace in the Hearth Room: the areas that adjoin the Laundry!
And the countertop? $40 at Sutherlands! It was the last piece they had. We use the galvanized bucket on the counter to keep our dust rags in.
We are super pleased with the end result.