I realized I haven’t updated you guys on my Laundry Room. We have made some additions since the last time I blogged about it. You can check out the last post here.
We installed the trim work around the doors and installed the base moulding. But we haven’t caulked or painted the trim work yet. So who remembers where the furnace & hot water heater is?
Oh there they are!!! These are just temporary curtains until we get to sewing the fabric that we bought for the curtains for this area. The new curtains won’t have the tab top, so it will cover the pipes even more and also just be about 1/2 to 1 inch off the ground once we hang the new ones. These are a little short for the area. But it has been really nice to have these temporary curtains in place until we sew the the fabric for the new ones.
Here is my new gorgeous area rug for in front of the washer/dryer. It has all the right colors for the room. Check out this post to see the fabric we bought for the curtains.
You can check out the trim work on this side of the room. The interior door trim and the base moulding.
Like I said earlier we still need to caulk and paint all the trim work, so it doesn’t look like the same whites yet.
We even installed more storage. It’s not that we really need more storage since we have the Ikea piece next to the washer/dryer and we have the Ikea wall cabinets on the other side of the room, but I did need to get the laundry baskets off the floor and I wanted the laundry detergents off of the dryer so we can keep that cleared for folder or anything else we might need it for. We bought white shelves from Ikea. EKBY JARPEN/EKBY BJÄRNUM. You can cut this shelves to your desired length and then the brackets at the end cover up the raw cut edges. We had to be flexible from what you can see because the water pipes & the dryer vent are all on this wall. I still have to figure out how I can hide all of this in the corner. Not very pretty looking right now.
There is Oxiclean in the small container & the bin is being used for my stain remover products right now.
I love these laundry baskets that I found at HomeGoods. Me & HomeGoods are BFFs. I bought a larger and a smaller one so that they could fit inside of each other and still be able to fit on the shelf together.
Now for the lighting in this room. Previously it was just a light bulb sticking out of the ceiling. It’s hard because this is our lower level in our Hi-Ranch and we don’t have 8ft ceilings. So we had to be creative with what we picked. We didn’t want to spend the money on recessed lighting right now, so this was the next best thing for our room. We found this set at Ikea. I think Ikea is my 2nd BFF. We always seem to find such great options in this store. RADIUM Spotlight System by Ikea. You can bend this system anyway you need it or keep it straight if need be. For $40, it was the perfect choice for our Laundry Room. Since we do have the new door with a big window in it, for the most part we only use the lights when it’s dark outside. So we don’t have to use them too often. They actually have a white set that is similar to this one, but it was more expensive and we didn’t like the look of the as much. Plus the brush nickel goes with the cabinet hardware on the free standing cabinet and the wall cabinets, so it worked for the room.
Well hopefully the next update I have for you in a few weeks, will be that the Laundry Room is finished, but we will see. This room gets really hot in the summer because it only has a vent near the furnace and that is it for ventilation. So we might have to wait until the Fall to finish painting. We don’t have a screen door on the exterior door yet, but we do want to install one. That will take place in the Fall I think. This way we can get a cross breeze from the Family Room.
So does anyone have any ideas that I can use to hide the pipes & the dryer vent? I would love to hear them. I have one idea, but I’m not sure that it is going to work out the way I want it to. Has anyone hid something in their home so that it looks nicer and you don’t have to look at the ugliness behind it? Would love to hear the details. Post a link in the comments area if you like.