My new laundry is taking shape: A peek at Gina’s laundry progress

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Just a couple of weeks ago, my laundry was a wall of ad-hoc cabinetry along one wall in my garage (see it here). It was by far my most disliked area of our home and I decided to finally do something about it.

Like with all bigger redecorating or renovation jobs, I started by creating a mood board of the look and feel I wanted to create. I find it such a helpful way to gather inspiration and curate ideas.

Then it was on to construction. I had a carpenter build a wall to divide our garage into two sections — a laundry/mudroom (pictured below) and a garage for our cars. You can see in this pic that the new wall on the right has been completed and the plasterer has also come and gone. Now I just need to prep and paint the wall and get a door handle put on the new internal door.

Laundry progress
New dividing wall has been put in

I found the most amazing joiner/cabinet maker EVERRRRR (Matthew from MCV Constructions for anyone in the Canberra region) who fixed up the cabinetry in here. He removed the end cupboards, cut them down to size, and built a new overhead cupboard and sleeve to fit the new washing machine into at the end of the room. He also built a small bench seat to connect the joinery to the door leading into the dining space.

I’ll be receiving my new LG Twin Wash machine this week and I can’t wait to see it in place.

Laundry cabinetry
Laundry cabinetry has been fixed… just waiting on my new washing machine

Our lovely tiler Scott of Kennedy Tiling and Bathroom Renovations has also been and gone, laying beautiful soft grey 600×600 floor tiles. He did such a fab job and I’m saving the photos of that until the final reveal!

Now all that’s left to do is painting, painting, painting. I had an idea to do an industrial style white wash effect on the brick wall (pictured below) but have since had a change of heart. Everything in this space is very contemporary and clean, and the wash effect brick just felt too busy so I’ll be painting the bricks solid white instead.

And then of course, I’ll need to do the fun part of styling and putting on all the finishing touches.

I hope to share our finished laundry with you next week 🙂

Painting started
Painting started
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Gina is the Editor of STYLE CURATOR, an award winning Australian blog about the pursuit of a stylish home. She is passionate about sharing her love of design, architecture, decorating and homewares. Having recently finished the build of her dream home, she's now tackling the never ending job of styling it. When she's not blogging or working with interior styling clients, you'll find her running after her 1 year-old son Patrick or getting her hands messy in a creative project.

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    • Thanks Caroline, I did the first solid coat of white on the brick this weekend and it looks way better. Finished pics coming very soon, yay!

    • Thanks Jane, I’m soooo happy with his work and to not have the headaches of our old joiner, ha ha. Now I’ve got ideas to add a massive skylight in here and cabinetry along the other wall but that’ll have to be phase 2 or for house 2 😉

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