Inspired by other posts on Bunnings Workshop, I persuaded my husband to give our laundry a makeover. We repositioned the water and power to under the bench, which created clear wall space to apply subway tiles. We replaced the laundry trough with a cupboard and sink that complemented a new benchtop. I'm extremely happy with the results and think the update looks fantastic.
We chose a tap that had a retractable nozzle for more flexibility when filling a larger bucket that may not fit in the sink. Extra care was taken measuring the cut-out for the sink. Not wanting to make a mistake, we measured and checked about 10 times before cutting. The benchtop was given two coats of clear satin for protection.
We installed a hook on the wall for storage of the washing basket to keep the benchtop free and also installed a small hand towel rail inside the cupboard. There was space on top of the dryer for three small bamboo containers which will be handy to store odd socks or loose items found when washing.
Our project came in at just over $1300. We only purchased one Flatpax cupboard for the sink as the others were already there from a previous update. The sink was purchased separately, but everything else was from Bunnings.
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.