I wish I had pictures of the laundry room when we bought this house, but they were lost when a hard drive failed. It’s hard to remember what it really looked like. I truly wish I had them for comparison.I don’t even remember what color the flooring was since it was replaced so early on. It had linoleum flooring and you could almost fall through the floor at the back door due to a roof leak that had damaged the subfloor (particle board). It was dark and dreary, to say the least.
Walls are as they were when the home was purchased. Door and floors are new.
The room has been a work in progress since we purchased the house. Pretty much everything had to go. My husband replaced the subfloor (with 3/4″ plywood) and laid wood look porcelain tile.
He also replaced the door to the backyard with a new one with a window with built in blinds. The previous door had no window in it and there is no window in the room, which added to the dreariness. Letting in some natural light made a huge difference!
The walls were paneling on the top half with a wallpaper border at the top of that and they were wallpapered at the bottom. There were more flowered stencils on the ceiling and a light fixture that made it hard for tall people to pass safely under due to the low ceiling in the room. In fact, the ceiling fixture was broken and for a long time, we used a floor lamp for lighting. The ceiling now has recessed lights which are perfect for the low ceiling height.
There were dark cabinets above the washer/dryer and a floor to ceiling cabinet/closet along one wall. It was only a few inches deep and had pegboard on the wall to hang brooms, mops, etc.
I purchased a new upright freezer that was destined for the laundry room, which meant that the laundry room remodel needed to be finished up.
The freezer was hooked up in the utility area off the kitchen. You could almost open the door all the way.
We had a new outlet installed in the laundry room where we had planned to put the freezer, one with a bigger breaker to handle it. When we finally placed the freezer in the room, we realized it would just fit on the wall beside the washer and dryer, so we placed it there instead. Oh well.
The room is still a work in progress. Half is finished, the other end still needs finishing drywall work, painting, and trim. It’s getting there, slowly…