We sketched out our plan. The only difference on the plan is that we swapped the last 600mm cupboard and floating shelves so that the cupboard is above the sink and the floating shelves sit above the washing machine. The 600mm gap next to the broom cupboard is to store dirty washing and wet washing baskets. The other reason for this is that when we sell the house, the new buyers can have the option of putting a dryer in the laundry. We keep ours in the garage as we barely use it.
Our first job was to relocate a light switch that was put in the incorrect position when the house was built. Thankfully I'm an electrician so this wasn't too bad. We also built and installed the 600mm broom cupboard.
A plumber relocated the water pipes to the cabinet under the sink, which involved cutting the wall sheeting away where the splashback was later installed.
We used a SpecRite Golden Acacia timber panel for our shelves above the washing machine. For the benchtop, we used a Beech laminated panel and applied a clear hard wax oil to protect it.
Before and after
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.