Our Laundry Room Makeover ......

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Hello There

Now then - I know you ladies love a nice makeover !!

But I suspect most of you probably hate the dreaded "laundry monster" - so hopefully this post will give you a little inspiration to "tame the beast" - and at least turn laundry into a slightly less dreaded task !!

After quite a bit of work ...... our laundry room now looks like so ....

I'm not saying I enjoy laundry - but it is genuinely a nice little area in which to work .....

But let's rewind a little .....

When we were renovating our present home, we decided to make better use of an area to the back of the internal garage which opens off the kitchen. One section had been a wc and one area was a coal store - both accessed from outside.

 

Himself and I did all the design work to this home - we just kept measuring, sketching and bouncing ideas ..... thankfully our builders were superb and turned our ideas into reality.

This angle was taken from the kitchen.

The 'footprint' was pretty much there - but that was about all !! Walls came down; walls went up !! Floor levels were raised, first fix, second fix, new doors, new window, plastering, wiring etc etc all took place  ......

And once the shell was complete, we started to work on the finish.

Once again I opted for the kitchen doors I have used in many projects - these are basically MDF shaker doors where I ask the manufacturer to line the inside with "foil" wraps in the usual way - but I get them to leave the exterior "neat" MDF so that it can be hand painted.

This is an economical way to achieve hand painted units - which I confess I am a huge fan of. The doors are also extremely durable.

Anyways - we added horizontal panelling against the back wall together with a deep wooden shelf .... all done by Himself. He's a dab hand at DIY is Himself !!!!

I added just a few simple accessories as I really wanted the area to feel clean and simple .... I chose standard 'pure white' paint for both the cupboards and walls.

Little pops of yellow can work very well with a white/grey scheme ...

I love this old vintage basket .....

Apparently it was used for collecting turnips on a farm many moons ago ......

For the floor, we opted for wide plank Amtico  - it is a brilliant option for this sort of space. In fact, we were so pleased with it, we ended up using it throughout the entire ground floor. It is incredibly easy to maintain and is practically indestructible !!

On the opposite wall, we decided on a row of coat hooks .... again done by Himself.

This doubles as a cloakroom when we have friends and family over ......

 

You can never have enough coat hooks I reckon !! ......

As with all of our windows here, we added layers of architraves to give a sense of depth and finish .....

The washing machine and tumble dryer are behind the little curtain which I made and fitted using a cafe rod. The big cupboard to the right houses the ironing board, and boiler ....

So there you have it folks - yes, it was a lot of hard work - but it utlilsed otherwise wasted space and I am genuinely thrilled with the end results.

A big thank you to all the boys who worked on this project - in particular, Joe Dunne from Banbridge Bathrooms who lined up and co-ordinated all the trades.

And also many thanks to Ashley for the beautiful photography. This makeover featured in Style at Home.

Take Care Everyone

Marie x