House Party: Laundry Room

17 Jan

House Party

Ah, the heart of the home. Seriously–it’s in the middle. When we moved in there were 7 doors in this room. Seven! There’s an entrance from the master bath, kitchen, and hallway.  So after removing the doors from the hallway and the kitchen, it was ready for a little love.



Things Done

  • Removed doors from kitchen and hallway
  • Repaired drywall where we ran new electrical
  • Repaired drywall where previous washer hookup leaked
  • Painted walls
  • Painted trim
  • Painted ceiling
  • New light fixture
  • New flooring (laminate tiles)
  • Sanded, primed, and painted cabinet doors (all 8 of ’em) and cabinets
  • New hinges and knobs on closet doors
  • Painted utility closet doors
  • Painted pantry door
  • New hinges and knobs
  • Replaced outlets, light switches, and covers
  • Painted back entry door
  • New hinges and knobs on back entry door
  • New hot water heater
  • Painted pantry
  • New shelving in pantry


To Do

  • Finish flooring (Hubby gave up with 1 row to go in the pantry–ha!)
  • Actually do something with the blank canvas covering the fuse box

I LOVE having this room done, and it turned out great.  It’s so bright and happy now.

Oh, and in the event of a zombie apocalypse, I’ll take laundry duty. 🙂


And since we’re talking hallway and entry, let’s lump that in here.

Hallway Before:


Hallway After

Entry Before:

This is actually looking into the Living Room, but pay special, special attention to the rails.  These went from a half-wall and across the ceiling…I had to take a handsaw to ’em. We somehow don’t have a true before picture of the entryway…

With the rails cut down…

And now…

Things Done

  • Painted closet doors
  • Painted entry door
  • New knobs and hinges on entry door
  • Painted walls
  • Painted trim
  • Painted ceiling
  • Removed railings
  • Painted half-wall

Whew–lots of work for such a small space!

One Response to “House Party: Laundry Room”


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