Monday, July 28, 2014

Laundry Room Reno Continues...

Monday, July 28, 2014

My laundry room reno continues into it's 4th week.....just 2 weeks over schedule.....

This is where we are at now.

A new 5 panel glass entry door was installed.

Wine rack wall was drywalled and space was prepped for wine fridge

Washer and Dryer were moved back in - that was the best thing that happened last week!!!

Today the granite comes - yes I'm having granite for countertops in my laundry room.  My husband bought a brand new wine fridge at a charity golf silent auction and saved $1,000 off the price of another we were looking at so I get granite countertops (his idea).

This week the baseboards will be added and then the room will be painted and the backsplash put on.

Here's a recap on the materials we are using in this room:

The room will be painted BM Revere Pewter.  I think it's a good "greige" for this room.

I had a hard time with the floor tile and trying to match up with the Harvest Gold Slate that was used throughout the rest of the house.
So I went with a "faux" slate porcelain tile called Bengal Sierra from Home Depot

Here's a pic of how it ties in with the slate on the step.  It's a pretty good match don't you think?

Here is the backsplash tile - Sassi Etrusca Villa Brick Mosaic
 Here's a sample of how it will look - I hope!

I think it will all look well together don't you?

I'll post  more pics when finished.

Laundry Room Reno - Wine Storage

My laundry room is a Dr Jekl & Mr Hyde type of project where one room is doing double duty.

On the one side it will be an all business LAUNDRY ROOM but on the other side it will be a sparkly WINE ROOM!

This is what the wine side will look like

I'll post more pics as the project progresses!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Laundry Room Reno - Converting BiFold Doors

Thursday, July 18, 2014

I've been very MIA lately.  There are so many things to do over the summer with the kids and around the house!

One of our major "minor" projects is to renovate the laundry room/wine room this summer.

With the help of a local contractor I am in the process of doing this right now.  I'll try and post some pics when its done...

One of the things that I was really looking forward to was converting my downstairs closet (just outside the laundry room) into a pantry (hubby's idea).

This closet has a traditional bifold door on it and I saw this post HERE where these doors can be converted into french doors.

My problem was that my doors are not mounted on a flush wall there is actually a lip and I would have to add some 1x1 to attach hinges to it.

I was going to do just that but then I figured out that I could just keep the stationary hardware of my bifold door (the part that doesn't move) and just add additional stationary hardware to the other side (the part that normally moves).  Of course, I had to take the doors off and remove the middle hinges first!

I went to Home Depot and this is all I had to buy to make this work:

 Top Pivot pin (you may already have this on your door)
 Bottom stationary bracket and pivot pin (my doors already had predrilled holes in the bottom!)
 Top stationary bracket

I'm happy to say that it's worked perfectly and is much easier that trying to install traditional hinges on both sides of the door.