Laundry Room Progress

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.
The Laundry Room from the beginning.  Check it out here, here, and here.
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Our Family Room Tour – Part 6 {Moldings}

We wanted something easy for the mouldings (base and crown moulding).  So I had found a great product at Lowe’s.  Check out this link for all the different kinds of “Moulding Blocks” they have at Lowe’s.  They have different kinds to chose from.  They even have moulding blocks for chair rail moulding.
See the corner piece right here in this picture, that made it so we didn’t have to do mitered edges to all of the moulding.  Plus we liked how different it looked and gave the room a different feel.  We love how it turned out.  We bought the base moulding at Lumber Liquidators because we had a credit to use up there.  Yup that is right LL carries some mouldings.  We bought the quarter round moulding and the crown moulding at Lowe’s.  We bought a contractor pack of the crown moulding, which made it cheaper.  If you like what they have in the contractor packs, it is worth buying it, depending on how much you need of course. Link to Contractor Packs.  It was worth it for this room. (25’x15′)  I believe just the crown molding for this room was about $60.
So here you have the outer corner.
The inner corner.
Here is the crown moulding & the moulding blocks.  Where we had long runs of crown moulding, we put one of the moulding blocks in the middle and continued the crown moulding on the other side.  This way you don’t have to worry about hidding seams in the moulding.  We loved it. All you need to do after the moulding and the blocks are up is use paintable caulk in between to fill in any cracks.
Here is the middle moulding block.
Here is the inner corner moulding block.
Then we did some window moulding.  There are two windows in this room.

And here are the new shades we bought for the room.  They are bamboo.  We purchased them from  You can get free samples from their site.  They are about 4″ x 4″ for the sample, but you get to see the correct color of the material.  Plus you also get to see how see through the material is or not.  We added on a backing material, so you couldn’t see through these blinds at night time.  Plus it helps when it’s really sunny and we want to watch TV.  You can check out my other post here to see my kitchen shade.

You can follow the rest of the project here:  Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5.
I will have to take a close up of the shades when I do my final reveal of the room, so you can see the detail. Sorry I don’t have any now.

Note – I was not compensated in any way for this post. I just wanted to share my experience.

Thanks for stopping by.  Stay tuned for more of the finishing details in the room.  We are really close to the final reveal of the room.  I can’t wait to show you the whole room once it was put together.

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