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DIY Laundry Room Makeover | Cabinets

Welcome back to another exciting week of The One Room Challenge laundry room makeover. So what happened this past week?  Great news the washer and dryer cabinets were completed and the washer and dryer have been installed and they are running as I type.

One Room Challenge Guest

One Room Challenge Guest

This laundry room makeover started four weeks ago and it is turning out better than I had imagined. We really needed to update our basic laundry room because it is one of the hardest working rooms in our house since it is a mudroom, utility room and storage area all rounded into one. The laundry room needed more storage hence I started looking for small laundry room cabinets. I decided to add a built-in cabinet around the hot water heater with a large laundry room storage area above the hot water heater and we added cabinets above washer and dryer. I shared more about these additions in last week’s post you can find that post here.

Small Laundry Room Storage Solutions

The area between the washer, dryer, and the bottom of the cabinets could be used for storage too, however, it would need to have a shelf build in the space since the washer vibrates and items cannot be stored directly on it. For inspiration designing laundry room shelving I refereed to notes and saved photos for washer and dryer laundry room ideas.

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Laundry room washer dryer cabinet area

Laundry room washer dryer cabinet area

The next step in preparing this area for the built-in washer dryer cabinet was to make a cover for the dryer vent box. And install the baseboards.

Dryer vent box cover

Dryer vent box cover

I cut and attached a spacer board to mark the placement area for the cabinet top while tiling the backsplash.

Subway tile backsplash

Subway tile backsplash

Laundry room backslash tile

Laundry room backsplash tile

Note in the photo below I have removed the spacer board and installed the right side of the washer dryer cabinet.

Subway tile installed Ready for Grout

Subway tile installed Ready for Grout

I planned the top of the DIY washer dryer cabinet will be stained and the sides will be painted white, so I made a little stain sample board to help me decide which stain I liked best with the fabrics for the mudroom bench.

Wood stain sample board

Wood stain sample board

 

Washer Dryer Cabinets

Laundry room cabinet top

Laundry room cabinet top

Laundry Room Supplies Week 4

  1. Subway tile
  2. Wood stain
  3. Washer
  4. Dryer
Washer dryer cabinet

Washer dryer cabinet install

Laundry room makeover

Laundry room makeover

Laundry room blacksplash

Laundry room backsplash

Designing and building small laundry room cabinets has added beauty and function. The best news this week was our new washer and dryer were delivered and installed. No more trips to the laundromat.

 

Laundry Room Makeover

On The To-Do List For Next Week

  1. Build a hall tree in the mudroom area
  2. Install Mudroom coat hooks
  3. Mudroom storage cubbies
  4. Build a mudroom bench
  5. Sew a cushion for the bench

Thank you so much for visiting today I hope you found some inspiration. I would like to invite you to join me on this amazing DIY laundry room makeover journey please signup for the One Room Challenge Newsletter so you don’t miss a thing

What are your ideas for the ULTIMATE laundry room/mudroom? Please let me know in the comments. Please check out all the other participants in the One Room Challenge.

Thank you again,

Kippi

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Clearissa Coward

Saturday 2nd of November 2019

Really pretty room. What a nice place to do laundry. Thank you for sharing with #omhgww.

Michelle

Monday 28th of October 2019

Your laundry room is looking so nice! I’ve not seen a built in washer and dryer before. Looks wonderful! And oh so useful. Thank you for linking up to Creative Compulsions!

Jill

Thursday 24th of October 2019

This transformation is absolutely breathtaking! From lighting to countertops to thre backsplash, I am blown away. I can't wait to see what you have in store four next week!

Jill

Thursday 24th of October 2019

Sorry for the misspellings :o

Angela Nickerson

Wednesday 23rd of October 2019

This is dreamy! So clean and crisp!

Botanic Bleu

Wednesday 23rd of October 2019

Kippi, The room looks finished! You are in the home stretch for sure with time to spare. Our cabinets and floating shelves between them were installed today. Tomorrow is trim day, including baseboards. Then installing the new ceiling and wall sconce lights. We are going to finish on time, tool

Judith

Kippi

Tuesday 29th of October 2019

I have so much left to do and we are behind-yikes! I am jumping over to see your room too! Happy DIY'ing, Kippi

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