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Laundry Room Evolution

  • September 21, 2017


My first project: Laundry Room Remodel. I wanted a built in feel for the washer and dryer as well as a large space for folding laundry. I also wanted some space for storage and hanging clothes. I also needed to create a hide away access for water shutoff. I then wanted a decorative farm style look.

I started off my framing out where I wanted the large shelf. Since this was a rather large (shelf 67" wide), I determined I needed some center support, so I also added 2 x 4 in the center. I made sure I'd still have access to the water shutoff by installing a cleat that the top shelf slides down into. The top shelf is a simple L shape.

Once that was completed, I started adding my trim pieces to the front of the washer and dryer. Since my wife needed access to the washer and dryer while I was working on it, I made sure to do all my painting and sanding ahead of time as this was completed over the course of several weeks.

Once the fame framing was finished, I cut 5 1/2" MDF at 3/4" for the base boards and 4 1/4" for the top piece and 2 1/2 pieces for the stiles.

I painted all the stiles first as well as the walls where the wainscoting was going. It makes your life so much easier.

When finished with the trim work, I picked up some cabinets from Home Depot with a recessed panel to match the look of the wainscoting.

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Comments (16)

  • Great transformation! The bar on top of the washer/dryer is a great use of space.

    By RYOBI Nation

  • Really transformed the room. Looks great!

    By Ellsswhere
    • Thanks Jeff. It's not as cool as your outdoor BBQ grill. But I'm getting there. :)

      By coreyschaaf1

  • I like the attention to detail when it comes to organizational space. The cabinets and hanger pole really help to make this an all in one laundry station. Overall, the renovations of the space really show how much time and effort have gone into it. Very nice work!!

    By togo4pogo
    • HA! Thanks for the technical breakdown Zach! It's a labor of love!

      By coreyschaaf1

  • As Corey's wife, I can tell you that this project has changed my life. The previous set-up of the room was cramped and made little sense. Now I have a ton of storage space, a great place to fold clothes, and even a space to hang the prices that need to be air dried! With the young kids, I do a ton of laundry and now I don't hate doing it!

    By EricaS

  • Looks Great!!! For a first project this was a great idea. The added space and work area will come in handy.

    By The Old Timer

  • Looks great! You did an amazing job! I love that there's a bar to hang clothes!


  • Good job Corey! Erica will enjoy the new space. After all happy wife, happy life.

    By Shaaf

  • this is pretty cool. I want something just like this in my space. where did you get that countertop?

    By Theresa B

  • This is sweet! I need to do this at my place!

    By cuethenoise

  • I couldn't believe the transformation! Really great job.

    By Lkaufman

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