Laundry Closet

When we bought the house our washer was in the kitchen and the dryer was in the garage.  Since the homeowners took their machines, we have been using my parents' laundry room for a year now!  We remodeled the kitchen and bath before we fully moved in and elongated a stretch of counter space over where the washing machine used to be and added recycling underneath.  Click here to see!  

Before we laid the new floors we had to saw-cut the concrete slab and dig a trench to the future laundry area for plumbing.  This was a crazy process and Matt got very dirty & sweaty!  The plumber had to dig atleast 3 ft down to find the plumbing that was going to the sink area!  Then I filled the trench with concrete...

OK, before I show you our new laundry adventure, I have to show you this picture (below) of Matt in his toolbelt with the urge to make chocolate chip cookies during a night of construction!  Too cute.

The next few photos are of us working on the laundry closet from inside the garage 
(the back of the wall in our breakfast area)

Us framing the floor, walls, and trying to look tough!  

 From inside the kitchen:

We did everything except for the electrical and plumbing.  Here, we already installed the drywall and I mudded/sanded the seams

Painted, baseboard in, and seamless linoleum on the floor 

With trim around the opening, threshold stained and down, and our NEW WASHER & DRYER!!!!
(Maytag front-loads from Nebraska Furniture Mart)
[I still plan on adding a cabinet, hanging rod, and countertop in the future]

With our bi-fold doors on and the house cleaned up!

Finished!  ...almost! 


greg ingebretson said...

You guys are amazing!

Anonymous said...

This looks great! Can you tell me what are the dimensions of your laundry closet?