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Budget laundry makeover

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Super Contributor

A budget makeover for a European-style laundry complete with new cabinetry, sink and laminate marble-look benchtop.





The project


We upgraded our laundry by installing new cabinets, open shelves, a 2400mm laminate marble-look benchtop, sink and mixer tap. I started with the overhead cabinets and eventually worked on the bottom.




Originally we wanted to knock it down and move it into another section of our home, but the alternative of upgrading the space is more feasible at the moment. 




Removing the laundry trough and installing a new benchtop and cabinet for a sink and mixer was uncharted territory. The laminate marble-look benchtop made the cuts outs for the sink and mixer much easier to do and is budget-friendly.




Before and after






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Budding Contributor


Hello, what is the oak look open shelves called as that’s what I want for my laundry make over...  I’m loving the laminate marble look... with installing , did you seek Bunnings install service or was that all done by you.. I’m worried as I dnt have the skill not the tools 😬

Super Contributor

Hi @casey7 

Thanks ! I did the whole Reno myself (except for the plumbing) including 'oak' look section section where I used the in-built natural melamine panels from Bunnings. I started off with some basic tools and little experience and eventually, with a bit of trial and error - grew to be comfortable enough to complete this. 


All the best!


New Contributor


Love this did you have the wooden over head shelve cabinet made or did you make it yourself??? Cheers :smile:  

Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member


On page three of @Chaks_DIY's discussion: The laundry project, we start getting into the nitty-gritty of how he created these shelves himself out of inBuilt 16mm 1800 x 595mm Natural Wood Melamine Colourboard@natski. There are some basic plans to follow and an in-depth description. They really are the icing on the cake for this project.


Please let me or @Chaks_DIY know if you need any assistance creating these shelves yourself.




Established Contributor

Looks amazing 🤍

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