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Laundry Room Reconfigured

Project by TD69Mustang posted 07-22-2010 08:33 PM 5132 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Our laundry room presented several issues that needed addressed.

1) The Washer and Dryer were located in the pathway as you enter the room
2) The dryer vent was routed up the wall through the attic and out through the roof (about a 15-16’ run) which caused the dryer to run 2 cycles before drying the load.
3) The washer and dryer being located on a wall next to a bedroom made it noisy in the bedroom.
4) Even though the washer was leveled on the pedestal, it would shake the entire upper floor of the house when it would run the spin cycle.
5) The upper cabinet was not accessible because the Washer and Dryer stuck out so far into the room.

The whole project was done in 2 phases due to the fact that we needed to still use the room.

Phase One

- Remove the utility sink and base cabinet on the outside wall under the window
- Reconfigure the plumbing from the sink for the washer
- Run new electrical from the existing Washer and Dryer hookups to the new location.
- Add an additional outlet for Ironing.
- Connect the new Dryer duct into an existing fan duct outlet from the bathroom below (one way flappers on each side of the “Y” keep the exhaust air from flowing the wrong way)
- Patch walls
- Install wainscoting, baseboard, trim
- Paint
- Move Washer and Dryer to the new location

Phase Two

- Remove the upper cabinet
- Reconfigure base cabinets to fit into new location
- Paint all cabinets using HVLP sprayer
- Reconfigure old Washer hookups for sink
- Patch walls
- Paint walls
- Install cabinets and remaining wainscot and trim
- Make countertop and attach black laminate… install countertop
- Install black granite backsplash
- Install sink
- Touchup paint

DONE!!!

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BillyJ

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posted 07-29-2010 01:01 AM

Great job. I see the dryer flex hose is attached to a y-connector. What is the other run from?

It appears that you have gained some room. I looks really good – I like the wainscoting.

-- No matter how many times I measure, I always forget the dimensions before I cut.

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TD69Mustang

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posted 07-29-2010 07:13 AM

The duct line that I tapped into is from the powder room directly below the laundry room.

As I described, I used one-way in-line flappers on both lines before the “y” connection to keep dryer exhaust from going back into the house through the bathroom duct and vice-versa.

Also, by using the existing duct outlet, I was able to avoid cutting another hole into the side of the house.

A ton of space was gained, and we can actually use the room as was intended.

-- Imagine It... Build It... Enjoy It!

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Beginningwoodworker

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posted 08-04-2010 01:43 AM

That looks good!

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Houston

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posted 08-26-2010 02:04 AM

I’ve been doing a lot of electrical work on mid-70s-80s homes that want to upgrade their laundry room. Most of them haven’t added a sink though, looks great!

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LancasterT

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posted 07-16-2017 12:29 PM

That is a really great idea to renovate your laundry room, I was looking for such tips for the improvement of my laundry room look. Thank you so much for the great help really appreciated. I also check the other ideas on your paper rating website about house renovation by using easy steps. Keep going with your creative work and help others.

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