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My One Room Challenges

Basement Laundry Room The Victorian House

Laundry Room Progress

The tile is in and grouted! The cabinets, washer, and dryer all made their way downstairs today! There’s still so much to do! Oof.

Samsung Washer and Dryer

Tiling the floor took far longer than I had anticipated, but having hot water again makes this whole project far more bearable. Those two weeks of working until I exhausted followed by a cold shower before bed were no fun. Every night I would dread cleaning up! I was so looking forward to having hot water again and then when I finally did, I tried to take a nice steamy shower and it felt gross and oppressive. I switched to tepid water instead and it was wonderful! I’ve been ruined.

Laundry Room Cabinets, Washer, and Dryer, Plus Hot Water

I’ve been doing laundry at the laundromat and while I appreciate the efficiency, I’ll be glad to have a washer and dryer hooked up in the house again. I was thinking I could get to it tonight because I’m antsy to make progress, but I should probably paint the walls and install the sink cabinet first. The faucet is propped below to see how it looked (and to show you), but it will go between the wall and the dryer.

Laundry Room Foundation Wall

There are four cabinets to be leveled, shimmed, and secured to the wall. Once they’re in place, I’ll pick up baseboards to trim the room out and it will look far more finished. I’m not entirely sure what to do about the foundation wall, but I’ll figure it out when I get to it. I’m just pleased to be moving along at a good pace now that the floor is behind me!

Stock Cabinets, Brass Faucet, Schoolhouse Sconce

I’m going to add laminate counters, but should I go light or dark? I suppose in between is an option too, but I was thinking faux-versions of either marble or soapstone would look nice. The walls will be similar in tone to the color they are now, and there are two doors I’m planning to paint black. What do you think?

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