For the sake of getting our laundry room done we have taken on Linda's One Room Challenge. In 6 weeks we hope to transform this room into a functional and pretty space. And in the meantime we get to follow along with a bunch of other projects as well!
So our son may not have gotten to help daddy with demo but this past weekend the two of them laid the new vinyl plank floor in the laundry room. First we pulled up two layers of old sheet vinyl because of the holes where we took out the pantry walls. We wanted to make sure that everything was level before we laid it.
We also have plans to replace most of the flooring throughout our house at some point. We have the same gross sheet vinyl in the kitchen that was in the laundry and the rest of the house (other than the bathrooms) is carpet, which we are not big fans of. It all takes time and money so it will be awhile but one of the things I am most excited about is replacing all of the baseboards when we do the floors. We currently have really wimpy 3 inch baseboards and in the areas with carpet they look even shorter because of the pile. Anyway, we used the new flooring in the laundry as an excuse to try out some new, taller baseboards and we love it! It looks so much more substantial!
|Now imagine how wimpy a baseboard half that size would have looked!|
You can see it in the first picture above. The new floors totally change the feel of the room and it is so exciting now to open the door when we come home! It feels so much cleaner too! This week the hubs is working on patching the drywall still and we hope to paint and start getting cabinets in this weekend! It's coming along but I am so ready to be done already! I love changing things up but I hate the chaos that ensues in the interim!
Following all of the other challenges is really helping to keep us motivated and the need to get our laundry and pantry fully functioning is making me curse our full time jobs! But it will be so nice to have it done in time for all of the holiday cooking and hostessing!