If you follow my blog, you know I am always talking about working with what you have and making your house work for you. My latest home project (yes, this is how I spend my free time) is a perfect example.
When we bought our house 4 years ago, it had a pretty laundry room with lots of storage.
It just didn’t have one key thing that I needed–a utility sink. I obviously do a lot of painting, and I needed a place for cleaning brushes and other messy things. The kitchen sink is certainly not ideal. So I decided that when the washer or dryer needed to be replaced, I wanted to get a stackable set and install a utility sink next to it.
This past December the dryer stopped working, so we put our plan in motion. We chose a dark charcoal color for the appliances since the room gets plenty of light and allows for the use of dark colors. I found a cast iron sink for $30 on Facebook Marketplace and used it to start my design. I built a base for the sink that was aesthetically pleasing but that also hid the plumbing and neatly stores laundry baskets. I reused one of the original storage cabinets above the sink and painted it a deep blue-gray. I covered the hoses with a box that is easily removable and added a shelf on either side. We installed a touch-light under the cabinet, so even with the messiest hands, I can turn on the light.
I am so over the moon with my new set-up. It fits our needs and style perfectly.
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