We had the original laundry in our house and decided it was time to give it a makeover. It was a narrow space, and we wanted it to look simple and open. I started this post with @AprilGrim as she was doing her own laundry.
I did all the work myself except moving the plumbing, it took about a week to do and we kept to budget. We are happy with the results, and I got to pick up some new skills.
Our design gives us more counter space now, and the white cabinets make the room look brighter. I was surprise at how easy the cabinets were to install, the hardest part was to cut the bench-top to size and fit it into such a narrow space. I never used a circular saw before, but it wasn't too hard. My favourite feature is the round sink, it is just the right size and functions really well.
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Thank you so much for showing us your laundry makeover. It's great to know that you've picked up some skills and gained confidence in using a circular saw. It looks very professionally done, I'm sure the tips and photos you've posted will come in handy for those who are thinking of remodeling their own laundry. Again thank you for sharing this project with us.
We eagerly await your next build.
Fantastic work @Nham. Thanks so much for sharing detail about your project. I'm sure it will inspire and inform other Bunnings Workshop community members.
The top was solid oak from Ikea (RÅSUNDA 2460x63.5x38mm about $399), but they don't stock these anymore. Very durable and looks lovely with white cabinets. You might try the Kaboodle 2400 x 900 x 36mm Hevea Timber Benchtop from Bunnings or the Ikea KARLBY Worktop, oak/veneer.
If you go with solid wood, I prepared the surface by hand sanding with 240 grit, then applied Timber Protect One Coat Clear (water base version/gloss) using a paintbrush. Three coats were applied, leaving it to dry overnight between coats with a final sand down (hand-sanding) after the last coat.
Do you happen to have any images of what your laundry looked like before the demolition? It would be fantastic to see the difference you were able to make in this space.