It’s that time again.. Wednesday. Which, means nothing. Except that I’m already falling behind on sharing laundry room updates with you. Urg. Must. Keep. Up. So, in effort to withhold my end of the deal, today we have – laundry room updates. I know. I have you guys so pumped up, right?
Well get pumped, because this is actually a pretty fun part of the transformation – Cabinetry.
Last time we checked in, we’d just finished installing the new hardwood floors. Swoon.
We’re attempting to give the washer and dryer a built-in look, so we’ve framed it all out and we’ll be adding a nice countertop to finish things off. Right beside the appliances, we also added a small closet for cleaning supplies, laundry accessories, pet food, etc.
Here’s a look back at the original floor plan changes.
Let’s just dive right into the photos, which should give you guys a better understanding.
(sorry, working at night after the kiddos are in bed means not-so-great photos)
Ricky framed out the washer and dryer on both sides and made a small divider between them, using 3/4″ plywood. The appliances will simply slide into place after everything is painted. You can see this weird, L-shaped piece on the right – that’s just to give the impression of a chunkier piece of wood once the dryer is installed. You’ll hardly even see the piece on the middle, it’s more for countertop support, so we didn’t mind it being a little slim. We’re thinking we’ll eventually add some molding the the one sheet of plywood that’s exposed, to the right of everything. Just to make it look a little more custom and.. you know, less like plywood.
We secured all the plywood to the walls and floors using a few L-shaped brackets.
We also used these at the top of the plywood, that will eventually secure into the countertop.
Along the back wall, we attached a few 2×4’s for additional countertop support.
And the very left of everything lies our new Ikea cabinet. Nothing fancy here, yet. The small gap at the top allows for crown molding. We’re going with a white door, but it’s something I’m going to DIY. More on that soon!
So, that’s a pretty quick rundown, but I’ll be back with more details and pics as everything starts taking shape.
Check back tomorrow for the newly installed doors and a fun tutorial on giving boring doors and windows some craftsman flair!