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Laundry renovation with extra storage

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Keeping the tiles and cabinets simple creates a feature of the lovely Acacia benchtop in this laundry revamp.





The project


You may have seen our $500 laundry renovation. Well, we’ve done another one. This time for our rental property and the total cost was just over $600! The space was smaller than our last renovation but we added a little more storage this time around by installing a wall cabinet.


We ripped out the old trough and cabinet and installed two Practa base cabinets (1000mm and 500mm). We cut an Acacia benchtop and used the leftover to make a shelf to fill the space between the base cabinets and also make it more functional.


We used the Estilo trough and sink again, cutting a hole with a jigsaw in the benchtop and the top of the base cabinet to install it.




We left the taps for the washing machine alone as, being a rental, it allows for a top or front loader. We also left the space above it to allow for a dryer to be either wall mounted or stacked onto the washing machine. As we left the taps where they were, the only plumbing that needed to be done was unhooking the pipe from the old trough and reattaching it to the new one. We also had to cut a hole in the bottom of the 1000mm base cabinet and the shelf for the pipes to run through.


For the tiling, we kept it simple and cheap with gloss white tiles as we wanted the benchtop to be the main feature. We did the tiling ourselves. The only time we’ve done tiling before was in our last laundry renovation, which we taught ourselves to do by watching tiling tutorials.


Overall for around $600 we are very happy with the outcome, and I’m sure our tenants will appreciate the extra storage.




Here’s a breakdown of the total cost:


  • 1 x Practa 1000mm vase cabinet – $111


  • 1 x Practa 500mm 3 draw base cabinet – $117


  • 1 x Practa 1000mm wall cabinet – $81


  • 1 x Acacia hardwood benchtop – $99


  • 1 x Estilo 615x550mm trough – $130


  • 2 x 6pk White gloss tiles – $30


We sourced everything from Bunnings and already had tile adhesive, grout, screws and No More Gaps on hand, which cost us around $50.


Before and after






How to tile a splashback


Learn how to tile with this step-by-step guide by experienced Workshop member Pete: How to tile a splashback

or check out this video tutorial.



More inspiration for your laundry


Jess also shared this impressive $500 laundry renovation where she transformed a basic laundry with a standard trough and no storage by installing a new sink, cupboards, tiles and benchtop.




Find more ideas for your space in our Top 10 most popular laundry renovation projects.


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