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Laundry renovation with custom benchtop and shelves

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Maximising space with a long benchtop and overhead cabinetry allowed more room to be productive in this narrow laundry.





The project


After ripping out the old sink, cupboard and wall tiles, I decided to utilise all space available in the laundry to make it a productive space that's more enjoyable to use. I purchased Flatpax cupboards, subway tiles and grout from Bunnings. I changed the handles of the Flatpax cupboards to suit the handles throughout the rest of my house.


A local cabinet maker built a custom benchtop and shelves to match what I have in my study. The long benchtop provides a place to fold clothes instead of using the spare room.


The plumbing connections are under the sink so I cut a hole through the side of the sink cabinetry to run the washing machine hoses, and I screwed from the inside of the cabinetry to install the floating shelves. 


The complete project cost approximately $1300 (not including the washing machine upgrade) and my wife is loving the two laundry chutes.


Before and after


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How to plan a laundry renovation


With research and planning you can turn your laundry into an efficient and even welcoming space. Check out the guide How to plan a laundry renovation by experienced Bunnings Workshop member Adam Woodhams for renovation tips and space-saving ideas.


More laundry renovation projects


Renovating a tired, outdated laundry can provide much needed storage and create a stylish space that you enjoy using. Find ideas in our Top 10 most popular laundry renovation projects.

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