The beginning of my laundry room was quite sad- 4 walls and a plywood floor.

Laundry room to the left after coming in from the garage

Sad laundry room beginnings

What makes the room even more melancholy, a small water heater secured to the CEILING. Again, the guy who owned the house before us was a complete moron. We covered that with some pallet wood to hide the ugly lurking behind.

Water heater cover

Water heater cover

The other issue with this small room, 9′ x 6.5′, the water line is on the right side of the room and the dryer vent on the left. My washer will only open to the left creating this annoying dance between the washer and the dryer when switching loads. I fought this battle for about a year until we decided to stack the machines.

Much better! To do this we had to run a longer gas line and a longer vent line. **Please do not run your own gas line! My husband has done this before and had it inspected before using our dryer. Go to porch.com and find a licensed professional to help you with this! ** I got to stare at these vent lines for a while, probably 6 months. Then I finally convinced the hubby to cover them with a box, that can open if we need to get to the gas line.

Gas and vent line cover

Gas and vent line cover

Now I had some time to think, dream, and drool over cabinetry in the laundry room. I already had in my mind exactly what I wanted: tall cabinet closest to the corner with a bottom cabinet in the other and some extra countertops we had in the kitchen on top. But we aren’t into spending money, part of Reclaiming the Joneses is reusing items to better serve us. We got some used kitchen cabinets from a family member. I knew JUST what to do!

Stacked cabinets before

Stacked cabinets before

I stacked the three top cabinets and they turned out to be the perfect thing, specifically depth, for this tiny laundry room! I threw the bottom cabinet to the opposite corner. I Then took them outside and spray painted like there was no tomorrow. I wanted WHITE!

We stacked the cabinets again and screwed the backs directly into the wall. My husband then had this GENIUS idea of how to finish off one side of the cabinets: pallet wood! We had already used this look with the water heater cover and I loved it.

We then secured the bottom cabinet to the wall, added the countertop, and a closet bar. We had to cut the countertop funky because of the space in the room, it isn’t the prettiest thing but it does work.

And a close up of the pallet wood outlets the hubby made 🙂

Thanks for following along as I revealed my awesome laundry room!

Keep Reclaiming!