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Laundry glow-up

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Laundry glow-up

I thought I would share my just-finished laundry renovation. I bought a house in 2020, and although she is only 18 years old, she has been neglected her entire life as an investment property with zero maintenance. I have taken on the task of a full house renovation, tackling one room at a time, in-between working full-time and running a small business! The laundry was as basic as you can get, with a laundry trough mounted in a single metal cabinet. At some point, someone had helpfully shoved a pantry unit in there to help with the storage issues! I had a wish list of laundry goals - bench space for organising the washing and the drying, cabinetry for much needed storage, a large sink, and tying in functionality with form. The main brief was that it had to look good, so that I enjoyed doing the laundry and spending time in there! 


I spent a lot of time perfecting the design on the 3D Kaboodle design planner - such a great visual aid and it was so useful! I actually found it very user-friendly. My budget was pretty tight, so to help get more bang for my buck, I chose the 'paint your own' raw board doors from the Kaboodle range. I painted the doors and filler / end panels in Dulux Lexicon Quarter. Aside from the plumbing (roughing out new pipework to move the location of the taps and washer connections) and electrics (moving / adding power-points), My husband and I painted, built and installed everything ourselves. We're pretty handy, but have never done anything on this scale before! The bench tops were in the 'Frosted Oak' finish, using a square edge profile. We had never turned our hands to tiling before, but we jumped on the Bunnings website and watched the tiling tutorials. We went to our local store, bought the equipment, and we never looked back! 


I hope you like what we've achieved, as we're pretty thrilled. 





Re: Laundry glow-up

Thank you @Here4thehacks ! Because the cabinet doors were raw, I just used a normal paint, rather than a specialist one. I used Dulux semi-gloss aquanamel in Lexicon Quarter and applied in with a paint sprayer for a smooth finish. 😊



Re: Laundry glow-up

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @Here4thehacks. It's a pleasure to have you join us, and great to see you've been inspired by this amazing project.


I'm pleased to see that @theDIYedit has already responded to your questions. Do you have a renovation in the works? We'd be keen to hear all about it and offer assistance where needed. If you have a project you'd like to discuss further, feel free to start a discussion, as I trust you'll get plenty of helpful advice from our knowledgeable members.




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Re: Laundry glow-up

Awesome, thank you!! That’s exactly what I’m thinking of using rather than the renovation range. I’ll be updating our current kitchen cabinetry so will be sanding back to raw and then painting! 

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