The Tip for a Laundry Room Flip
My laundry room is located in my guest bathroom. It’s small, outdated and not well designed. The storage was an issue also. The fact that it’s two in one, a bathroom/ laundry room, that required lots of storage and organization so everything i need will fit in it. Remodeling a bathroom is very complicated though. You have to remove everything to buy and install new shower, sink... its time and budget consuming. Also, I don’t want to have a mess inside the house and a not operational bathroom and laundry room for a while.
My tips is, UPCYCLING the laundry room with the existing cabinets to redesign the space differently and efficiently.
how i did it?
- when I bought this house it had a different style washer dryer From each other, so i sold them on facebook marketplace.
- I had already a stackable washer dryer, that I brought with me from the previous house.
- I Relocated the old cabinets
- I add a countertop.
note: you don’t have to buy a new stackable washer dryer, lots of solution exist for a regular washer dryer. For example:
. For front loading washer dryer but they can’t be stackable you can build a frame with a shelf and place the washer down and the dryer up.
. for up loading washer dryer, put a shelf over them and leave enough space to open them.
this laundry room is located in the guest bathroom. It Looks outdated, taking lots of space with no much storage.
the washer dryer were in good conditions so i sold them in a good price and bought new stackable ones.
The new washer dryer.
I removed the three cabinets and relocated two of them up in the left side and the third one down on the floor.
I Stacked the washer dryer, and relocated them in the right side. (Stacking the machines needs an additional screws that you have to buy separately).
I had to Make a frame for the third cabinet that it goes on the floor to elevate it and prevent it from water and moist if there is any!!
i used palette boards that I had already.
i panted the cabinets with a semi gloss white special cabinets paint from lowes store.
I used a brass modern look hardware and sprayed the old cabinets hinge in gold. The cabinets door pulls were placed in the center of the doors. i found that very odd, that’s way i relocated them in the bottom of the doors.
I ordered online this mirror effect strips, they are peel and stick mirrors but i added some more glue and placed them over the door to fill in between the molds.
I added a thin mold to the cabinets doors to Add more 3D effect to the mirrors.
I liked to have a small countertop where I can put the laundry or shower products, also, to fold clothes when done laundry... this is a pvc board, I thought that’s is better against the moist in a laundry room/ bathroom.
With a wood panel that I had already, I tried to design a backsplash using mosaic mirrors and metallic paint. I glued the mirrors with all purpose glue, but then I found that construction adhesive works better.
I tried many options for the window, like, curtains, blinds, privacy glass but then, I found that the best option was the zebra blinds. It’s is practical, perfect for light and privacy and also very elegant and modern look.
This is the how my laundry/ bathroom looks. I added a laundry basket in the other side of the bottom cabinet that I will add small wheels for easy pull in and out.
Now I have much more storage, a countertop, a laundry basket and a much cleaner look.