It’s time for another post about a previous project we have done. This time we’ll detail the makeover we have given our laundry room since we moved in. Sadly, all this hard work will be erased when we start the big renovation because this area will be completely gutted. But we have enjoyed it while we’ve had it, and it gave us a chance to try some things out in terms of wood trim.
First things first. Here’s what the laundry room looked like when we moved in.
You may notice that something is missing…like a real door. When we moved in there was only a screen door, which really highlighted the fact that this room is a converted back porch. Adding an exterior door was one of the first things we did on moving in.
We were able to custom design this door at our local hardware store, Thomas Lumber. They helped us choose all the details of the door, from the size and design of the glass to the number of panels and the swing of the door. We’re pretty happy with the way it turned out.
You may also notice the odd layout of the washer and dryer. This was because in the corner next to the washer was the hot water heater. We upgraded to a tankless version that hangs on the side of the house. Doing that made room to put the washer and dryer side by side.
Cosmetically, the biggest changes came from drywalling over the old walls, which included the original exterior siding as well as some very cheap looking paneling, and adding trim. We also incorporated a shelf underneath the windows into the trim project. Here’s a look at the work in progress.
Here’s a closer look after everything was finished. We also added hooks under the shelf for some additional storage for bags and hats. We painted the walls Misty Meadow by Behr. This light fixture is similar to the one we installed. We use these baskets from IKEA to keep the storage looking a little neater, and we like how the dark baskets look against the lightness of rest of the room. (One basket holds laundry supplies. and the other has gardening related items.)
Someone just had to photobomb!! (Not really her best angle, but she loves heading out to the screen porch for some fresh air and lizard hunting.)