It feels so good to have one room finished in this epic remodel.
You may remember that we are remodeling our kitchen and both bathrooms. Part of this reno involved moving the washer/ dryer from the mudroom back to the main bath, where they were located when our home was built in 1952.
Sounds pretty simple right? Just unhook them and move them in? I wish! Plumbing had to be re-done, the old dryer vent was not up to code and had to be moved, and the built-in cabinets that were covering the old laundry area had to be dismantled and rebuilt. Not to mention I was losing lots of storage space :-(
You may see the “before” photos in the last few posts.
Here are some “after” photos:
The knobs/ pulls are from my old kitchen cabinets and were reused on the cabinetry in here. That little area to the right of the dryer is the only place I could fit a hamper. Luckily it is on wheels and I can roll it out of the way when I need to get to my stuff. I would still like to find a vintage one.
The old doors from the built-ins were cut down and reused on the vanity:
This is the area that needs some very shallow cabinetry for toiletries, either wall hung or on the floor. I am still looking.
I am having a hard time decorating in here since it is now my laundry room AND bathroom. In addition to losing so much storage, I had to make room for laundry supplies.
Is it perfect? No. Is it better? Yes!
I could not see gutting this space to “update” it. Moving the washer/ dryer back in there also gave me much more room for flexibility in my new kitchen plan!
Stay tuned. The drywall starts getting hung in the kitchen area tomorrow, bright and early :-)