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Laundry reno

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Laundry reno




We have been wanting to renovate our laundry for so long, we have decent space but it wasn’t utilised well at all. When we recently had a baby, the need for a dryer and a benchtop was real and meant we finally decided to give our laundry reno a go DIY! It turned out so much better than expected. Couple of points on how we achieved this for anyone wanting to give something similar a go:


1. As we were on a strict budget and our existing floor tiles were in fair condition, we ended up simply painting them using Dulux’s renovation range. This was a quick and and easy process and made a huge impact. I’m curious to see how well they will hold up long term but doing ok so far (even with our dog walking all over them). 

2. We ended up just using Bunnings’ flatpax range for the cabinetry. All the white cabinetry only cost us about $600 and we are really happy with it. We did replace the hinges that were included for soft close hinges and we are waiting on some black handles to come in which we feel lifted the functionality/look of a cheap alternative. 

3. The benchtop and shelves are simply a merbau panel that we cut to size and varnished (using Cabots benchtop clear) - absolutely love the look of them and they were such a cheap alternative


4. Hubby learnt some new skills and installed the tiled splashback himself after watching lots of how-to videos. We used mosaic tiles from Bunnings and also hired an electric tile cutter/wet saw from Bunnings which made the job a lot easier than attempting to cut the tiles individually by hand. 

All in all, super happy with our first DIY reno! 

Re: Laundry reno


Thanks Stacy! We had our plumber come out and install new pipework/valves. Effectively everything is now connected in one place in the cupboard under the sink. It means we don't have a whole lot of space in that cupboard for storage but have managed to fit a few things.

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