Sunday, February 13, 2011

Laundry Mud Room Makeover: Taking the Plunge

The urge to renovate our laundry mud room is stronger than I anticipated. I thought I could stall it for a while until it gets warmer, but no, after I always dropped the Red Velvet Cake we got for VD struggling through the doorway, I decided NOW is the time.

This is our laundry mud room layout now. The door from the garage opens into this mess.
 This is my first take on a new layout to add more storage and function to the room.
After consulting a contractor specializing in custom cabinetry, I've re-arranged the layout a bit to maximize the storage space. 

I also made a major decision to go with Ikea's White ADEL cabinets! I've seen how wonderful a big-box store cabinets could turn out given the right design from many interior design shows on HGTV, and now I finally get to venture it!
Here's a portfolio of our new laundry room elements.
From top-left corner clock-wise:
  • 3-hole SS kitchen sink from Rona (a SS kitchen sink is way cheaper than a laundry sink if you don't need a very deep one);
  • Moen Quinn Chrome High-Arc Faucet;
  • Ikea Salong and Persika Vases;
  • Ikea ADEL White Shaker-style Cabinets;
  • Martha Stewart Living Fabric Drawers from Home Depot;
  • Formica Smoke Quarstone Countertop in Radiance Finish;
  • Fractured Earth Series Glass Mosaic Tiles Backsplash from Tile Showroom;
  • Tension Rod.
This is what a typical Ikea ADEL White kitchen looks like.

To take everything apart and install all the cabinets and plumbing will take a whole day. To purchase all the components including to have the countertop custom made will take about two weeks. Therefore, I should be able to reveal what our new laundry room looks like (and how well it functions) in just over two weeks.

Stay tuned...
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