Eep! We are officially down to the wire with the laundry room! A week from now everything has to be done. Considering that last week we literally didn’t have a wall, things are looking up.
Catch up on the laundry room progress!
this week’s progress
This week, there were a TON of big advancements in the room. Example 1- the water heater is installed and we have hot water!!! We didn’t have hot water on and off for at least 6 days so this feels like a major victory. Although the installation took WAY longer than we thought it would, having enough hot water to run 2 showers in a row and 1 bath with piping hot water is SO amazing!
Example 2- drywall is up!!! No more staring at studs. The angled walls made the drywall installation tricky, but man, it feels so good to have this step behind us. Side note, the drywall is green since it is mold resistant. That seemed like a good idea in a laundry room that used to leak.
I painted the back door pink (Beloved Pink by Behr) to match the rest of the exterior doors in our house. The walls have 2 coats of mud (1 more to go!). And the ceiling has insulation. 🙌🏻
washer and dryer pedestal
We carried the dryer into the room to see how it fit. My husband (who is the primary laundry doer around here) decided that it was too low to the ground and so he wanted to make a pedestal to raise them up. It is made by 2×4’s with the wood spaced to support the feet of the appliances.
The pedestal is the exact height to have the front covered with the baseboards from the room. We’re using beautifully tall baseboards that work perfectly with our 1905 home.. All of the millwork (crown molding, shiplap ceiling, baseboards) are from Metrie– they sell the most beautiful trim and it really will make this room feel special!
After the baseboards were installed, the top of the pedestal was covered with flooring that we had leftover from the playroom. Once the walls are complete, we’ll get the washer and dryer installed! Side note, it’s been 2 weeks since we’ve had a washer and dryer working, so that’ll be an exciting day!
Just do a laundry room makeover and you too can feel grateful for hot water and a washer and dryer! 😉
Above the door between the laundry room and kitchen, there is an old transom window that was covered in wood when the porch was converted into a laundry room. Since then, we raised the roof so that the window is exposed (before it opened to insulation). And the transom window can be restored!
Luckily, we found the old glass (!!!) and I’ve started painting it to look like stained glass.
The project isn’t quite finished but I’m so excited to see how it turns out!
While my husband has been putting up drywall, I’ve been assembling furniture. Fortunately, the layout of the room changed a bit when we switched out the old bulky water heater for the tankless. Now we have space for a little more storage! This cabinet is so cute with the green color (and mid century styling), plus it’s super affordable! It’s from Overstock.com.
Since we are in such a tight spot to finish on time, we have each day scheduled with a task. This helps us know if we’re running ahead or behind and keeps us focused on completing what needs to be done today.
- Wednesday- sand the drywall. Apply 3rd coat of mud. Install baseboards.
- Thursday- finish laying wall tiles
- Friday- install the light. Install shiplap ceiling.
- Saturday- grout tile. Caulk and paint millwork. Hang wallpaper
- Sunday- build the countertop. Make a water heater cover
- Monday- hang shelves. Bring in furniture. Install decor. Install hardware.
I am looking forward to putting those brass and crystal knobs on the French Door! The door knob we have right now is a bit of a mess.
I am really excited to get the tile up! I’m a big lover of subway tile (it’s so classic!) so I selected this tile from The Tile Shop. To finish off the top of the tile, I have a piece of gold schulter. It’ll add that modern touch and bit of sparkle! It’s all in the details!
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