#HayHomeReno: Laundry Room Reno Weeks 1 & 2

Last week, I kicked off the beginning of my #HayHomeReno with my Laundry Room makeover. Am I absolutely out of my mind starting a renovation just 2 weeks before Christmas? Possibly. But when it comes to my own projects, it's usually a 'now or never' type of situation. With Baby #2 due in May, it's literally a race against the clock to get our house in order. 

Currently the Laundry Room has been a catch-all for miscellaneous items and off-season storage. As a busy (growing) family, we wanted the Laundry Room to work for us, and not against us. Located just off of the Basement Family Room, it'll be a space for extra food & beverage storage during the holidays, as well as a transition area to the Guest Bathroom. 

With a plan set in place, it was time to get the wheels in motion! By using readily available, stocked pieces from Ikea as well as adding a few pops of colour, this space should come together in no time! 

With a plan set in place, it was time to get the wheels in motion! By using readily available, stocked pieces from Ikea as well as adding a few pops of colour, this space should come together in no time! 

DAY 1: BEFORE & DEMO

File_000 (8).jpeg
We removed all our junk, disposed of old rotten cabinets and covered the tile floor. The floor isn't my choice of tile but is perfectly fine and we can cover it with a beautiful rug that will be soft underfoot when it's all said in done so I opted to save on costs here.

We removed all our junk, disposed of old rotten cabinets and covered the tile floor. The floor isn't my choice of tile but is perfectly fine and we can cover it with a beautiful rug that will be soft underfoot when it's all said in done so I opted to save on costs here.

DAY 2: BUY, BUILD, PRIME!

FRAMING & DRYWALL: As a Designer, I try to avoid bulkheads whenever possible. However, due to some very unsightly wires, they were necessary in this case. 

FRAMING & DRYWALL: As a Designer, I try to avoid bulkheads whenever possible. However, due to some very unsightly wires, they were necessary in this case. 

BUILD: Our Ikea cabinets are built & ready for installation. 

BUILD: Our Ikea cabinets are built & ready for installation. 

FRAMING & DRYWALL: We also had to build out the wall to conceal the dryer vent. We debated stacking the Washer/Dryer, but keeping them side by side seemed more practical. 

FRAMING & DRYWALL: We also had to build out the wall to conceal the dryer vent. We debated stacking the Washer/Dryer, but keeping them side by side seemed more practical. 

BUY: We saved big bucks by purchasing our fridge from a discount Scratch-And-Dent store. Gotta love a good deal!

BUY: We saved big bucks by purchasing our fridge from a discount Scratch-And-Dent store. Gotta love a good deal!

DAY 3: BUILD, BUILD, BUILD ...AND WAIT.

Even little Joseph is getting a little anxious as we wait for the Plumber to hook up the sink, faucet & appliances. Ah, the old game of Hurry Up & Wait! 

Even little Joseph is getting a little anxious as we wait for the Plumber to hook up the sink, faucet & appliances. Ah, the old game of Hurry Up & Wait! 

DAY 4: CABINET & LIGHTING INSTALLATION

This is when things start coming together, and we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. 

This is when things start coming together, and we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. 

All hands & paws on deck! With only tiling & accessorizing left to do, that finish line is closer than we think. 

All hands & paws on deck! With only tiling & accessorizing left to do, that finish line is closer than we think. 

The Washer & Dryer are now installed! Look at all of that folding space! 

The Washer & Dryer are now installed! Look at all of that folding space! 

Here's a little sneak peek of the sink area! 

Here's a little sneak peek of the sink area! 

We are approaching the Finishing stage (backsplash tile, hardware, shelving & accessories) which is often times the most fun stage of a project. Be sure to check back to see the end result! 

Rebecca Hay