Last weekend, we made a lot of progress on our laundry room. We tiled the floors and installed our new washer and dryer. Yesterday, I shared our plan with you, but what I didn’t tell you was that we actually got some of that done over the weekend. Ben built the cabinet frame-work, started the installation the laminate countertop, added an overhead light (with a switch, not a pull chain!) and installed the under cabinet task lighting. I sewed a curtain. Yep, seems fair, right? Anyway, have a lookse for yourself.
Here’s a closer look at the lower cabinets.
We decided to have three cabinets. Well, technically, two because the area closest to the washer and dryer will be a drawer stack. The cabinet against the back wall extends behind the other bay of cabinetry.
The upper cabinets will remain as open shelving due to a few low hanging pipes that would interfere with a cabinet door swing. You see those wires? Those are for the under cabinet lights I mentioned earlier. Ben still has to add the decorative faces to the cabinets, including the shelf that will cover the wires.
And here’s a look at the new overhead light. You can also see the old light fixture in the back. Ben has since removed it completely, wiring included. I guess that’s a benefit of an unfinished area with electrical panel in the room.
My contribution to the space so far? This drop cloth curtain.
It’s nothing special, but it does a fantastic job at hiding away the ugly geothermal, pressure tank and other plumbing. I won’t get into the particulars on how to make it as it was really simple. If you’re looking to make a cheap curtain for your home, buy a dropcloth, hem the width, fold the top edge over to the back and sew a rod pocket. Then, hem at the bottom. In our case, we needed another rod pocket at the bottom to prevent the curtain from getting sucked toward the wall, so I sewed another pocket. Ben bought two adjustable closet rods and mounting brackets to serve as our curtain rods.
Pretty fancy, huh? I’ll share more about building custom cabinets and a laminate countertop once we’ve completed those projects, too.