Laundry room

When we moved in, the renter’s washer and dryer were in the basement. I think I’ve shown a picture of the basement, but it’s not a pleasant place. In our last house, the drain for the washer went no where. It was too expensive to fix, so we just went to the laundromat every weekend. I knew we were going to be in this house longer and I really didn’t want to spend the time driving to the laundromat every weekend, especially knowing how busy we would soon be with the gym.

I decided to convert the pantry into a laundry room. We are moving the kitchen anyway, so I thought it was a good use of space. Chris ripped everything out of the old pantry, drilled holes through the floor for the supply lines, and cut out a hole in the cement siding for the dryer vent. It was a pretty nasty job, but well worth it. We figured out that there has been a prolonged leak into the old pantry for a while due to the way they tied the old and new roofs together. The gutters also weren’t draining properly which exacerbated the issue.

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Demolished laundry room. You can spot the leak in the upper right corner.

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Running the supply lines.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis is the hole Chris had to crawl in and out of for the supply lines. He said he thought it used to be a chimney since there were a bunch of ashes.

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Putting up green board.

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Removing trim and beadboard at the last minute. It worked!

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Cozy.

When the washer and dryer arrived, we found out that Chris had cut things a bit close. We ended up having to remove the trim and beadboard to get the washer and dryer into the space. It was a sight. One of the delivery guys deemed it impossible, but thankfully the other guy was patient enough to move the things inch by inch to slide them in there. I was very thankful!

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