Basements are out of sight and out of mind a lot of times. It’s easy to let the space get away from you. There’s not enough light, little organization and a whole lot of monsters hiding in the deep, dark corners. We let our basement get the best of us. So, we decided to partner with The Home Depot to take back our neglected space and turn it into a place that we enjoyed spending time in with a laundry room renovation.
We had water damage from old gutters and an overall bad habit of piling stuff in corners that had to be addressed. (Check out how we fixed the water damage and prepped the space prior to the update) When our decades old washing machine started to smell like it was burning, we knew it was time for a change. We wanted to go with something with high efficiency and high capacity since we just increased to a family of four.
Our old laundry set up did not have a single surface to fold laundry on. We addressed it a few ways. First, we added a butcher block workbench top by Edsal over the top of our new washer and dryer. It’s a perfect fit, durable and gives us a designated folding space that would combat the all too common “lost a sock between the washer & dryer” epidemic. Plus we added these great teal Macklin metal baskets to capture the rest.
Next we brought in two Gladiator workbenches and the Gladiator free standing garage cabinet (with wheel kit) in white. The hardwood top and the white metal legs flowed perfectly with our lighter colored theme. Most importantly, it would hold up to the water we’d inevitably get in the basement.
Lastly, to make our lives a little easier, we picked up two of these bottomless Seville canvas laundry hampers. Now we can shuttle our laundry from washer to dryer without losing a sock or two along the way!
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