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This laundry room makeover addressed a whole list of flaws that kept the space from being pleasant and functional. Tamara Cannon of Provident **** Design pretty much remade her laundry room, with fresh paint, *** flooring, a *** vanity and cabinets and even a *** space for her cat’s litter box. Tamara has the whole ***** of how her modern laundry room makeover unfolded. Modern Laundry Room Makeover Have you ever had a room in your **** that you disliked so much that you avoided going into it? For me that room was my laundry room…that is until this makeover! The Laundry Room Before the Makeover I made a list of what wasn’t working in the space. Drab paint color, paint color not well-suited for a room without windows Dingy vinyl flooring that didn’t flow with the rest of the house An *** utility sink that ended up storing random items A cat litter box in sight Not enough cabinet storage Outdated lighting No place to hang my shirts to dry Writing this list was crucial in helping me know what direction I wanted to take my laundry room makeover. After going through and tackling each bullet on my list this is what I came up with! The Laundry Room After the Makeover Below is how I solved each bullet problem on my list and created a laundry room that is both functional and *********! Painting To lighten and brighten the space I painted the room with BEHR’s Marquee paint in the color Bistro White Installing the Floors For flooring, I decided to continue the same floors we have in our ******* into our laundry room. We had several boxes of the engineered flooring left over from when we laid it down a ****** of years ago. But ***** we had to get the *** flooring up. To do this I pried off the previous baseboards with a screwdriver and hammer. Then, pulled out the vinyl flooring and ripped up the underlayment with a crowbar and mallot. Afterwards, there were staples left in the subfloor which I got rid of by hammering them down. Next, we laid down The **** Depot’s underlayment and nailed in the engineered hardwood flooring The specific flooring I used has been discontinued, but this ******* walnut engineered hardwood flooring is very similar. Replacing the Sink and Vanity In the process of taking out the *** flooring we also took out the *** utility sink and replaced it with this ********* Abbotsford Bathroon Vanity from The **** Depot. I **** the elegant look of it as well as the useful drawer space. This particular vanity comes with the cultured marble top, a matching mirror, and some knobs and pulls. I wanted my knobs and pulls to match the *** cabinets I would be installing so I bought *** ones for it. Even though I really liked the mirror it came with, I found a super chic mirror for a great deal so used that instead. The faucet is The **** Depot’s Dorset ******** Faucet in chrome. I **** it’s elegant, modern feel. I installed the same faucet in my powder bath makeover a ****** of years ago and it has done a ********* *** for a great price! Cleaning Up After the Cat One of the reasons I wanted a vanity instead of another utility sink was to hide the cat’s litter box. Because of where the water lines were I knew I would have to place the vanity five inches from the wall. This would give the cat space to go behind the vanity and climb into its litter box located in the vanity. Choosing the Cabinets The cabinets we had in our laundry room before were cabinets we took from our garage to replace the basic builder grade rack above the washer and dryer. The cabinets were short, and one door wouldn’t close all of the way. To increase storage space I decided to replace them with longer cabinets, as well as add a two skinnier cabinets on top horizontally for a more custom look. Let me let you in on a little *****-saving secret! If you need cabinetry at a great price go with The **** Depot’s unfinished cabinetry. They have a ********* selection of unfinished cabinetry and for amazingly good prices. Don’t know how to paint cabinets? No worries, I’m going to share my tried and true method right now! Painting the Cabinets ***** lightly sand the cabinets with fine grit sand paper. You can do this by hand or with an electric sander. If you are painting your cabinets white, I would recommend ***** using a primer. Be sure to visit The **** Depot’s paint desk to ask which primer will **** **** with the Alkyd Semi-Gloss Enamel. You will apply the primer and enamel in the same way as explained below. Simply roll your roller into the paint (rolling off the excess paint) and then roll it onto the outside sashes of the front doors. Get more paint on your roller if needed, and paint the inside panels of the doors. Quickly take the trim brush and spread the paint into the inner corners of the door. The goal of the ***** and subsequent coats of paint is to get a thin but complete coverage. After doing one coat on the door fronts move to the back of the doors and complete the whole door. Next with the roller move on to the apron of the cabinetry and finally the sides (and top and bottom if you choose to paint them). Wait a ****** of hours in between coats. Before painting your last coat look for spaces in between the inside of the fronts and sashes of your cabinets doors (as shown above). Fill the spaces with painter’s caulk. I have found that the number of coats it takes really depends on the color you are painting and what you are painting. For example, I didn’t use a primer with my white paint so it took four coats. However, I’ve used the same paint to paint our kid’s ******** vanity green and it took only two coats with no primer. I would wait at least 24 hours before installing the cabinets after finishing the last coat of paint. Installing the Cabinets The cabinets come with instructions for installing the cabinets. To be honest I didn’t read them because I already had in mind how I was going to hang them. Feel free to read them and use the “right” method! My husband and I installed them by ***** locating the studs in the wall with a stud finder and marking with tape where they were. Then we decided where we wanted the bottom of the cabinets to hang and hung the top of a 2 x 3 horizontally at that mark. The 2 x 3 is used to carry the weight of the cabinets while we screw them in so it is very important to use a level to make sure the 2 x 3 is completely level. If the 2 x 3 is not level the cabinets won’t be level. Next, we placed the ***** set of cabinets up on top of the 2 x 3, and while I pushed the cabinet up against the wall my husband made a pilot hole and drilled a 3-inch wood screw into the back of the cabinet at the place where we had marked a stud in the wall was located. We drilled three screws into each cabinet making sure that they all were screwed into studs in the wall. After installing the two lower cabinets we placed the skinnier cabinets horizontally on top of them and screwed them in with two screws. Finishing the Cabinets Once the cabinets are painted and installed it’s time to pretty them up! To help the cabinets appear seamless with one another apply paint in the “cracks” where the cabinetry meet (if you painted the cabinets white you can use white caulk instead). With Liquid Nails, I added trim to the side of the cabinets where the bottom and top cabinets met and where the cabinets met the wall to give it a more finished look. I added hardware to the cabinets by marking with a pencil where I want the hardware to go and then drilling holes at the pencil marks and screwing in the knobs and pulls. Voila! You are done! Sit back and admire your ********* cabinetry! The backsplash I installed is Linea Stone Mesh-Mounted Mosaic Tile from The **** Depot. Replacing the Lighting I replaced the outdated lighting in our laundry room with the Stella Mira 3-light Pendant. It is gorgeous and is a steal at The **** Depot! I replaced the other light in the room with a Halo recessed light. It is awesome because it hooks up to most junction boxes so you don’t have to get in the attic to install it like some recessed lights. It is also LED so it will last for years! Installing InstaHanger Lastly I found the ******* solution for hanging my shirts to dry that doesn’t take a lot of space (I had been hanging my *** shirts to dry over my ******* table chairs which was not ideal at all.) It is called the InstaHanger. It hangs from the wall closed when not in use, but when needed, just pull the cover up, and a rod comes down. It’s an ingenious invention, and I’m so glad I found it! I am very pleased with how our laundry room makeover turned out and hope this post gave you some helpful ideas that will come in handy in your ****! Make your laundry room makeover complete with a *** washer and dryer from The **** Depot.