Laundry Room Cabinets {Small Space Laundry Room Area}

So I have officially completed the remodel of my huge guest bathroom (to see the process scroll to the bottom of the post) to include a smaller bathroom and laundry room.  This has been one of my most challenging and stretching-of-my-skills-project so far.  But it is done and I can say I am totally smitten with it as well as proud of myself for accomplishing all that I did.  Last I left you in regards to my laundry room, I had just installed the Aquaguard Laminate floor.  After that it was time to install my stackable washer and dryer and add some storage.  I opted for some very inexpensive builder basic cabinets that you can get at any big box store.  I got mine from Lowes and I spent right at $550 on them.  You can spend double that and have them pre-painted.  But I am cheap and don’t mind putting in a little time to save $500.

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These are the in stock cabinets I got at Lowes.  They are all Project Source brand stock oak cabinets:

(3) 15×30” cabinet uppers $45 each

18” tall pantry cabinet $243

30” base cabinet $94

12” basement $62

Total $534 before tax

I ended up painting them with 2 coats of Kilz primer followed by two coats of White Dove by Benjamin Moore in semi-gloss.

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I had about 1/2” – 3/4” space on all sides of the lower and upper cabinets after I installed them.  I purchased some quarter round molding to hide that and then caulked and touched up the holes with 3M Patch Plus (love that stuff!).

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On the upper cabinet side I reused a piece of crown molding I took down from my studio when I converted it from a dining room.

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The sink counter was easy to build.  I just cut a piece of 3/4” birch plywood to fit, jigsawed (I made up that word!) out a hole for the sink, and then added a 1×2 piece of birch to cover the plywood edge and create the illusion of a thicker wood counter piece.  Then I stained it with a coat of Minwax Dark Walnut with 5 coats of poly. I airnailed it to the cabinets and then filled the holes but you could also screw up from under the cabinets into the countertop as well to avoid touch ups.

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The knobs are simple silver knobs that were inexpensive from D. Lawless hardware, the only place I get my door bling from.

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The pantry cabinet isn’t actually attached to the wall.  I did add a piece of baseboard to it so it looks built-in but I needed access to the hoses and cords so I didn’t want to make that permanently attached to the wall.  So there is a slight gap between the cabinet and the wall that I have to live with.

I ended up purchasing a new washer and dryer from Lowes over their Black Friday sale.  I ended up with the Whirlpool Duet (washer and dryer) because the reviews were awesome and they had stacking capabilities.  We have had Whirlpool Cabrios for the last 8 years or so and loved them so we trusted the brand.

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This laundry space is small.  It is only 4’ x 11’ but I feel like we made a big impact in such a small space.  It is perfect for our needs and I can’t tell you how totally thrilled I am to have the laundry room on the third floor and not the basement anymore.  Best decision ever!

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Stay tuned for the barn doors!  Let me tell you, they are swoonworthy!

To catch up on the progression of this project check out:

Bathroom & Laundry Room Remodel Part 1: Demo

Bathroom & Laundry Room Remodel Part 2: Framing

Bathroom & Laundry Room Remodel Part 3: Drywall

Bathroom & Laundry Room Remodel Part 4: Flooring

Bathroom & Laundry Room Remodel Part 5: Floating Vanity

Bathroom & Laundry Room Remodel Part 6: DIY Wood Mirror

Bathroom & Laundry Room Remodel Part 7: Board & Batten Towel Wall

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