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Laundry renovation for more bench space

dinaandjake
Budding Contributor
dinaandjake
dinaandjake
Budding Contributor

An impressive laundry transformation to make room for a dryer and more bench space for a growing family.

 

 

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The project

 

We have been wanting to renovate our laundry for so long as we have a decent sized space that wasn’t utilised well at all. When we recently had a baby, the need for a dryer and benchtop was real and meant that we finally decided to give our laundry renovation a go. It turned out so much better than expected.

 

As we were on a strict budget and our existing floor tiles were in a fair condition, we ended up simply painting them using the Dulux 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 it's doing ok so far, even with our dog walking all over them.

 

We ended up using the Flatpax range from Bunnings 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 will lift the look.

 

The benchtop and shelves are simply a Merbau panel that we cut to size and varnished using Cabot's Benchtop Clear. We absolutely love the look of them and they were such an affordable alternative.

 

My husband 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. 

 

The project cost us about $3,000 in total. The cabinetry, benchtops and shelves were around $1,000, tiled splashback about $500, the sink, tap and floor paint was $500 and we then spent about $1,000 on tradespeople, including a plumber to relocate taps and pipes, and connect the tap and sink, and an electrician to reallocate powerpoints.

 

All in all, super happy with our first D.I.Y. renovation. 

 

Before and after

 

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How to tile a splashback

 

Give your laundry, bathroom or kitchen an inexpensive makeover by replacing the splashback. Learn how with this step-by-step guide: How to tile a splashback.

 

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Comments
bh357
Budding Contributor

Hi @dinaandjake, the transformation looks amazing! We're about to start our laundry renovation and I was just wondering where you found the black basin and how you're finding it with dirt etc? 

Also, have you had any issues with just paining the tiles (easily chipping etc.)?

EricL
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Hello @bh357

 

I totally agree that the laundry transformation was amazing. Let me tag @dinaandjake to make sure they are made aware of your compliments. The equivalent items at the store are the Mondella Black Rococo Single Bowl Sink and the Mondella Resonance Matte Black Pin Side Lever Sink Mixer. Planning ahead for trades will save you a lot of time and gives you peace of mind that any of the works that need to be signed off will be done correctly. Please keep us updated.

 

Eric

 

dinaandjake
Budding Contributor

Thank you! We bought our Cefito stone sink online from catch.com. Haven’t found too many issues with the black basin with dirt etc, it’s been pretty good so far. In terms of the painted floor tiles, to be honest, some scratches have developed. I do wonder if that’s coz we were using it pretty soon after we finished painting and perhaps would have been better if we left it for a few more days. From a distance it still looks great and haven’t noticed any chipping of the paint but certainly some scratches from dropping baskets on the floor/dog walking around etc. Good luck with your reno!

MitchellMc
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Many thanks for the additional information on your project @dinaandjake.

 

Let me mention @bh357, so they are alerted to your response. I trust they'll appreciate your insight.

 

Mitchell

 

bh357
Budding Contributor

Great thanks @dinaandjake, appreciate it - think we'll be going for that sink then and giving the tile paint a go!

MitchellMc
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Make sure you keep us updated on your project and reach out if you need any assistance @bh357.

 

Looking forward to seeing what you achieve.

 

Mitchell

 

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