Well guys, its week 2. My One Room Challenge laundry room remodel- hosted by Callingithome.com is officially under way. Or, maybe you could say it is officially all over my garage.
This weekend, we hit is hard. Our main goal this week was to get everything out of the room that no longer belonged and get the space ready for installation of tile and shiplap.
This turned into a family affair. My oldest son, who is 11 years old jumped in and really enjoyed himself. Plus, when your husband is way to big to get inside a cabinet, you have to have your son do it.
We started by taking out all the cabinets that weren’t necessary for the moment. Some will be coming back in, but 2 will be staying in the garage.
We tore up our vinyl tiles, which were really quite easy, especially where we had a leak and realized they were not water proof tiles. They came right up.
We havn’t taken out the tile from under the washer and dryer, yet. We will wait until we are ready to install the floor tile before we unhook the lifeblood of our washer and dryer. We are hoping for a one day installment of the floor tile and grouting. We have 4 kids, we will need to have those appliances back action as soon as possible.
Once we had all the tile out, we tore out some of the baseboards, door, and window trim. We installed new trim around the window that will match the rest of my homes trim.
I think I failed to share that we will be installing barn doors in my laundry room, so we worked a little bit on taking the door out and tore some of the door jamb out.
The last thing we worked on this week was starting the build of the closet around our water heater and water softener. I cannot wait to not have to look at those every day.
Here is an update of my to do list:
Demo- take out cabinets, flooring and trim off the window.
- Install new tile floor
Build closet to conceal water heater and water softener
- Build sink base for the new farmhouse sink
- Reinstall cabinets in new arrangement
Add new trim to the window
- Add new counter tops
- Install subway tile
- Install shiplap to the other walls
- Build and install new shelves above the laundry sink
- Install farmhouse sink
- Build shelving for laundry baskets
- Build hidden dog feeding tray
- Paint all shiplap and window trim
- Remove door and replace with new barn doors on tracks
- Replace old cabinet hardware with new.
Okay, so it only looks like I have done three things on the list but they were some big things. Hopefully this week I will be able to get my tile and we will be tiling, installing shiplap, and working on our reclaimed wood countertops. Busy, busy weekend ahead. But, tis my favorite kind of busy. I could do this everyday.
While I impatiently wait for this project to finish, I thought I would show a couple of my inspiration pics.
These two rooms have all the elements I am looking to add to my laundry room. They are functional, bright, light filled and beautiful. It gives me so much inspiration looking at these two rooms.
So there it is ladies and gents! Week two on my One Room Challenge. Things are moving along. Slowly, but surely.
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