Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Laundry Room Update

We are continuing to plug along with the home renovations. There is still MAJOR work to do in every single room in the house, but we're getting there.

Our laundry room is downstairs, and actually it's more like a laundry hallway than a laundry room. It's also the same hallway that Cody has to use to get to her new bedroom.
As we were working on her room a few months ago, we also made a few tweaks to the laundry hallway.

I'll start with some before pics:

We took the door off the top of the stairs going to the basement. We want the basement to be more a part of the house instead of a closed off basement.

(Excuse the shop vac on the stairs) At the bottom of the stairs, you can turn left and go through the door into Timmy's part of the basement, or, you can turn right

and there you have it...........our laundry hallway.

Cody's bedroom door is there on the right. You can see where we stopped carpeting just outside of her doorway.

Standing in front of the washer and dryer, Cody's bedroom door is now on the left and the door to Timmy's area is straight ahead.

The project for this post is building a stand for the washer and dryer, to raise them up off of the floor.
I love my new side loader washer.........Timmy bought it for me when we moved in to the house and discovered the washer that was here didn't work. We have been using the dryer that came with the house for 3 and a half years now, and haven't had to replace it yet. Slowly, we are replacing the appliances as they no longer work. So far, we replaced the dishwasher, washing machine, and refrigerator. Next will be the stove/oven and then dryer.

But back to the washer/dryer platform.
First, Timmy built a simple frame against the walls:
The floor is uneven downstairs, so he made sure the top of the platform was level.

The frame is complete:

He added a plywood top, after cutting a hole for the water pipe thing:

And viola! I have a platform for my washer and dryer!
The platform is about 12 inches high, and makes it SO MUCH easier to get the clothes in and out of the washer and the dryer. I can still reach the knobs on the top of the dryer.

Next on the list for the laundry hallway:

  • mud and tape the walls
  • paint the walls
  • paint the platform
  • carpet
  • storage shelf above the washer/dryer
  • paint the stairs and stairwell 

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