Hi friends, its been a while but I have some fun design news to share...our laundry room is getting some serious love out of pure desperation...here is a little mood board to show you the style I am going for...simple...clean and a touch of modern farm house to blend with our whole house.
to create a highly functional space
to create a visually appealing space
to max out storage
to create ample counter space
to make room for a wine cooler
to create hidden garbage storage
to create hidden bottle recycling
to achieve this all on a very tight budget
But anyway, it has meant it has been difficult to get back after switching to a MAC...its a real learning experience and I feel a bit lost.
We have one oddly placed wall light and very low head room, its about 6'5" in there...I can't move the light because of the plumbing in the wall so I have to just live with it where it is, so I opted for this light that can be adjusted simply...it is from Amazon and it has two lights, two lights are better than 1.
I have decided to use this gorgeous tile it's .99 cents a tile, this laundry room doesn't have much going for it so I wanted to make sure the style factor is high...and I am hoping it will be so pretty I will insist the door will stay open...I found a gift card for Lowes so the tile and faucet and a few misc things ended up being free...so what a great surprise for my budget which is what allowed me to move ahead suddenly.
I found this simple clean Delta faucet for only $74 at Lowes on clearance, it is perfect...in my dreams I would love a brass faucet for this room but I don't have the budget for dream choices... but down the line I can always upgrade...right?
I removed the laundry tub...I don't like laundry tubs I find them bulky, too deep and a waste of space, they don't allow for storage besides pushing things underneath...we can do better than that, in our last laundry room I built a simple sink cabinet with a simple diy door.
Back to this sink...what I really wanted was the ikea apron front single bowl sink but it seems to be impossible to find online...is it gone? well I wanted a white sink that is for sure, I came across this ikea sink, second hand for $20 with a faucet....I'm tossing the faucet but a sink for $20...win win...
here is that post
In our last laundry room I also built a diy pine counter...and this is the plan for our current laundry room, it will be a lighter stain but I am excited to do this again, I love to work with wood and nothing is as budget friendly as a diy pine counter.
here is that post
a. urban grace b. unknown c. studio mcgee d. unkown
photo Studio McGee
This beautiful green was the winner, I have been embracing touches of green for a while now and one of my favourite designers Erika Powell of Urban Grace uses so much delicious green and I have always wanted to try adding green to a fixed piece in my home, and this will be the perfect spot...
I have selected Basil by Sherwin Williams...I'm really excited to get this complete.
I'll keep you posted with the progress.
Current break down of costs:
$68 stacking kit
free cabinets I relocated
free faucet $74
free tile $81
$60 misc dryer hose