One Room Challenge Laundry Room Remodel: Week 2
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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Can’t wait to follow along with your laundry room remodel Sara! I love inspiration pics you have and it looks like you are off to a good start:)
You guys are making so much progress! It’s really going to be an exciting space. I can’t wait to see how this all comes together. Hugs, CoCo
I am SO excited about this space – and I know I’m going to want your laundry room in my house, and it’s not even finished yet! You made a ton of progress, even though it might not seem like it yet. Have fun with all those upcoming projects!
HUGE progress! I love the direction you are going in and this is a great start! Isn’t it amazing how much of a difference you can start to see just by removing the old? Adding the new trim around the window and starting to close off the water heater and softeners make such a huge visual difference in the space!
I’m excited to see your tile and progress!
Thanks Krystle! I feel like we got a lot done, but its none of the fun stuff! Slowly but surely!!
I love that your son jumped in to help out-what a great idea (I should have thought of that! All of our construction work is done in my ORC, next time…). I love all of the inspirational photos, I would love any of those spaces! Best of luck!
I love when the kids get involved and have fun! Only 4 more weeks! We can do this!
Slowly but surely right? Haha!
Love your son working with the power tools! So great! I’m dying to see how this room turned out! It’s going to be beautiful!
Thanks Samantha! I love that my son got involved! They have the same visions I do, they love to see things turn into something beautiful.
I adore the direction that your room is headed towards! You did SO much better than I did in my room this week.
I would love for you to share this post at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. I think my readers would really enjoy it!
Good luck in the upcoming week!
This is looking great. You’ve made huge progress! I can’t say the same for my ORC dining room 😉
Love your inspiration picks, I can’t wait to see the reveal!
a lot of good progress there, your inspirations are perfect.
Nice to see the whole family working together!
I bet it’s going to be gorgeous when it’s done. I love seeing what everyone has been doing in the ORC.
You have such a great plan in place and I love that it’s a family project!
Thank you for sharing this at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.
I look forward to next week’s update.
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I love a nice neutral laundry room. You have such a beautiful sense of style, I look forward to seeing how this plays out. It is nice to see you have help with your projects!
Thanks Jessica! Yes it is really nice having helpers, however I look forward to it getting finished!
This is going to be fantastic! I love your helpers. Great work this week. 🙂
I would love to do the One Room Challenge, but I’m also terrified of committing to all that work, lol! Bravo on being so organized and industrious! You’re going to be SO happy when you’ve got a pretty new laundry room to use!
Good job! your son is doing great at a very young age he know how to do some household chores.
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