Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Laundry Room Reveal!



At last! The long awaited reveal of the entire laundry room renovation! We are officially done with the laundry room!! YAYYYY!!! Just a reminder of what this space was like before....

There was duct tape and drywall all over the place, the venting was run illegally and there were random wires all over the place. After my dad corrected the venting issue and replaced the holes in the walls we were able to fit the washer and dryer in. This was the first set that we got from Goodwill. Well I flirted with some dude and got the dryer for free while we paid for the washer. It wasn't a bad set. It was clean and white, just not energy efficient and LOUD!


Again it was never terrible like it was originally but it was outdated and well... traileresque, it had no storage and ugly cabinets.


And now!! It's totally beautiful! (the pictures are a little dark I was trying to beat the sun but... alas) The cabinets are white and repainted with new silver knobs found for a STEAL at Habitat for Humanity. My "Live Well" sign I found at Big Lots for only $5.00 and my vintage wine box up top was from Goodwill as well. Of course the washer and dryer aren't so shabby either! See the steps to this area here and how Lucy got into it here!

Here is the little nook area that we weren't sure what to do with. We recently learned the the previous owners had a freezer chest smushed in there. Which would explain all of the wires. Remember how it looked before?



You can see the old cheap broom and mop hanger and how the desk used to be such a dark wood. You can also see how big of an eyesore the litter box is.... eck. It soon morphed into this....


AHHHHHHHHHHHH! That's terrible and messy and overly disorganized! This is about when we realized that the ceiling light stopped working in the laundry room.... still haven't figured out what happened there. lol But finally after much hard work, purging, and cleaning we were able to make it look like this: (PS that is my arm in the mirror, I was trying not to be in the picture and I may or may not have been laying on the floor.)


Still a little dark in the pictures but well that's just because of the lighting and the fact that we still haven't figured out the ceiling fixture situation. I love how great it all turned out! It was a lot of hard work and creativity with Justin building the great counter top and the shelving unit. 

 


I hope everyone enjoyed my laundry room transformation as much as I did! It's a huge difference and I think that it really sets the stage for the rest of the house updating that is going to be happening. We added 7 new surfaces, 5 shelving spaces, 3 drawers, a designated litter box area, and a brand new mop/broom holder.   I believe that is about 12x the storage available before! I may live in a manufactured home but I have a SWEET laundry room with an amazing set up that is 100% custom and 0% ghetto like before. :)

Still not totally convinced that a manufactured home can be great too? Feel free to follow me through Google Friend Connect or any other available reader and watch how I eliminate the "trash" factor and kill the stereotype.


PS: Hit "Home" to see what else I've been up to since the laundry room!

10 comments:

  1. It looks great! You did good job! I am your newest follower. Hope you can visit me sometime.

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  2. Your laundry room looks sooo much better now. Good job on the re-do.

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  3. It is amazing how great a laundry room makeover can make you feel. That is such a huge improvement!! I love the painted cabinets and your desk is perfect in that nook area - Great Job!!!

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  4. I'm a new follower from A2D and just love your laundry room...My laundry "Closet" is on my list of home re-do's....

    I would love for you to stop by and say "hello"...and Happy Decorating ;-)

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  5. Thank you for stopping by! I'm glad that you like it! It was certainly worth the investment and I'll be stopping by to see your pages as well! Thanks for following! :)

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  6. Great make-over... loving the counter over the washer/dryer.
    xox
    ZibaAnne

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  7. You did an amazing job with your laundry room make-over, looks great! Thanks for dropping by Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays and sharing.

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  8. It looks wonderful! Great job! Love the red! Tootles, Kathryn http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2011/08/what-do-you-see.html

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  9. What a huge difference! I love the bright colours on your washer and dryer. So cheerful. I'd love to fold clothes there! Thanks for stopping by my blog too :)

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  10. Looks great, what a difference! I know it feels good to have it organized and freshened up.

    Thanks for stopping by and linking up to Roomspiration this week!

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