Sunday, March 22, 2015

Laundry Room Refresh Continues

Sample wall painted. New wooden art hung. Flower in corner. Tossed down a few tiles to preview what the finished floor will look like.

We ordered a Kohler Persuade toilet to match the one upstairs and I'm staining some shelves - made from pine stair treads and cut to length at the Big Orange Box Store - a blonde wood (not nearly as yellow as they look in the pic)

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Laundry Room Refresh, Day 1

Here's what the laundry/ water heater room's looked like since we moved in...

And here's what it looks like after chair rail and baseboards removed, shelves, mirror, and bath hardware uninstalled, and two coats of primer added:

With any luck, the "tenement" look shouldn't last too long. After another coat or two of primer, I'll be painting the room the same color as the upstairs full bath and rehanging the hardware and artwork. After that, we'll be tiling the floor and replacing the sink and toilet. The hardest part so far is finding an 18 inch wide vanity that doesn't look really cheap: we may have to build or convert a piece of furniture to fit.

The washer and dryer still work well, so we're keeping them for now. Once they wear out, we'll add a stacking washer/dryer and configure some cabinet space around it.

3/17/15 UPDATE: We purchased some tile and are looking at using a bar sink, so we can go even smaller with the vanity. Unfortunately, the painting's behind schedule as I haven't been able to do the other two coats of primer yet.