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Farmhouse laundry renovation

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Farmhouse laundry renovation

So excited to share our completed laundry reno!


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This room was pretty much a complete re-do but so happy with how its turned out & one of my favourite rooms we have completed now!

We made the decision early on that we were going to actually make the Laundry SMALLER 😅 to allow for our future Bathroom/Toilet Reno which will give us a separate toilet from the bathroom. Our laundry space connects directly to the mudroom as well so wanted to make sure we created a functional laundry utilising the smaller space but also a cohesive & enjoyable space that you didn’t dread having to walk into all the time!


We went against the trend & ripped out our washer and dryer “under the bench styled laundry” & raised the washer and dryer with large deep draws underneath. The amount of extra storage now compared to the overheads is incredible… the draws are easily accessible and so much more practical for everyday use in my home than the small overhead cupboards.


Below is a breakdown of what we have used to create the space(sorry for the very long post, just like to cover as much as possible for everyone)😁 if you’re looking for any extra details please feel free to reach out so very happy to share any advice and answer any questions. There is also a lot more info on our Instagram account too feel free to follow along on our Reno journey.


We started by Flipping the current sliding door from the left to the right…. we did this as we were bringing the current laundry wall forward 800mm & the door wouldn’t fit in its current location but also to allow for the natural light to come through into the Laundry space from the mudroom.


Pocket Frame and Door purchased from Bunnings


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Best part clean out & DEMO!

We also built the new Laundry wall & had the plumbing moved!


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Plastered up the new wall ...oh forgot had to rip out the old slate floor (now that was a job) & lay the new floor tiles all supplies and tiles bought from Bunnings of course!


Simple Matt Black tile to flow in from the mudroom was used here.


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Now onto the FUN PART 😁

All the lower Laundry wall is Kaboodle - bases, fronts, hardware all purchased through Bunnings.

We have used

1 x 900mm Base Cabinet with 2 x 450mm Cabinet Doors

2 x 600mm 2 drawer base Cabinet with the 600mm 2 Drawer Panels

Benchtop Hazelnut Kaboodle


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Fronts are a Country profile in the RAW door (we painted ourselves) following a Bunnings video from the website


Colour and paint we used was Porters Paints in the French Green bought at Bunnings 😃 – we also used this colour in our mudroom and love both the colour and finish of this paint!


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We used BC Plywood as our filler and end panels to allow for the same spacing’s, just creates a nicer finish in the end.

We also used this to create the boxes for the washer and dryer and where the laundry baskets are homed.


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We covered the open side with a really thin piece of ply and the face of the BC PLY was covered with a finishing pine 30mm and everything painted out in the French green!


To continue the flow of the mudroom brick we used “brick facings” as our splashback/back wall finish. Glued onto Blue Board with liquid nails and then grouted using standard mortar mix. 


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We completed our walls with shiplap …. we use the TruChoice White Primed Shiplap boards from Bunnings : tip if your paining them a colour always pre paint your lip/join otherwise trying to get a paint brush in the gap s not fun… take it from someone who learnt early on ….also a little stylish ledge, a DYI shelf from the left over ply wood and hooks all bought from bunnings to bring her to life & finish her off!


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Hello @housetohome,


Thank you so much for sharing this amazing follow-up project.


What a wonderful transformation! The drawers you've added as a base have made it so much more accessible, and elevating the washer and dryer to the top has made it easier to use. Matching the country profile doors with the Shiplap paneling was truly inspired. I see you've matched the French Green colour from your mudroom. This is a great way to tie up the rooms when moving from one section to another. The brick facing just neatly ties it all together. Overall a truly exceptional makeover!


Thank you so much for sharing the photos and steps you took to produce this fabulous laundry room. Our community members appreciate your effort in putting in the details of your build. I'm sure a lot of members will be keeping an eye on your next build when you start your bathroom remodeling.


We look forward to seeing your future renovation projects.




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Amassing an Audience

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Terrific job and wonderful finishes 👍🏽 very well designed and put together !

Yours Kindly. For more, please follow @diy_hausdesigns
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Thank you Eric; hopefully inspired some members with a different laundry look 😁😁

Finding My Feet

Re: Farmhouse laundry renovation

Love it it looks awesome. 

Just Starting Out

Re: Farmhouse laundry renovation

Great progress photos!! Looks amazing, well done!! Maybe a Bunnings plant to add?!!

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Re: Farmhouse laundry renovation

Thanks for joining in the discussion @neilg. I'm sure @housetohome appreciates the complements. Are you planning your own renovation? We'd be happy to help.


Please don't hesitate to post anytime you have something to share with the community or need a hand with a project around the house and garden. Our members are posting inspiring projects and helpful advice on the site every day. 






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Re: Farmhouse laundry renovation

THANK YOU @neilg for the lovely comments 😊 … now while we manage to do okay at renovating, keeping plants alive is not a strong suit hence the dried lavender and not a real plant 😂😂

Getting Established

Re: Farmhouse laundry renovation

My wife would love the elevated washer & dryer, well thought out project.

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Fantastic to have you contribute to this discussion after being a member for some time @Sparky.


Let me tag @housetohome so they are alerted to your kind comment.


Are you planning a laundry renovation or working on any projects around the house and garden? We'd love to hear about it. Feel free to hit Start a discussion to share an update or ask a question.




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