Laundry Room Gets Spruced up With Some Paint and Built Ins!

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Click here to check out the laundry room now! I have a scratch and dent certified new LG washer/dryer combo, just in case you were wondering why there was only one machine that looks like a washing machine in the picture :) I love my washer/dryer combo so far and I, personally, would never go back to two machines. Here's how it looked when I got started:

This is after I installed and then gave the upper cabinets a face life. After that there was a whole lot of ugly going on.

The construction was just a frame of 2x4s the depth and width of the counter top built right around the washer/dryer combo.

I used scrap 1x4s for the shelf supports and carefully used screws on them as well... I say carefully because 1x4s split very easily. From there I went hunting for shelf material and found I had a 1x10 left over from other shelf projects.

From there I just needed lots of white paint. I went ahead and hit the floors with one coat as well because they just looked dirty before (though they weren't) I think the whole room/closet came together nice! Having the metal counter top now for folding is just awesome and the three deep shelves as well as the upper cabinets took care of all of my storage needs!

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  • Paint
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  • Kc Kc on Nov 14, 2018

    Are you still happy with your washer/dryer combo unit? I am interested in using one in our downstairs mudroom. My concern is the amount of heat that these units evidently create because there is no venting. Any issues in your small laundry area?

  • Joan Venugopal Joan Venugopal on Nov 23, 2018

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  • Norma Gliebe Norma Gliebe on Nov 24, 2018

    my question is Does your washer/dryer combo shake and walk when spinning? Mine washer shakes to the point it walks around but not very much so every so often I have to push it back where it belongs Thank you and love your idea

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  • CJ CJ on Nov 14, 2018

    Jul3347626, her machine is both washer and dryer in one unit! She talks about it the description of the laundry area makeover. I've read about others having them but don't really understand how one machine does both.... wouldn't it be nice to only have one laundry machine?! I searched a little for them and found they are quite expensive.

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    • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on May 19, 2020

      My guy and I have actually been looking at new ones and I'm SO excited to see most stores carry them now! So they must be getting more popular in the states. New we were pricing them at about $700 but considering how that can be spent on just a dyer or just a washer I think its a pretty good deal.

      We love having only one unit :)

  • Jul33847626 Jul33847626 on May 28, 2020

    Nice, How on earth do u get info or where to buy a washer/dryer combo, I live in Ontario, I'm so curious about the LG. Thx Jules

    • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on May 29, 2020

      Hi Jules, nowadays I've been really excited to see them at Home Depot, Lowes and Menards! They're not as popular as in Europe but they're definitely starting to catch on here!