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Canadian Tire had a sale on some prefab utility cabinets that was too good to pass up. I was going to build my own, but I couldn't have bought the lumber for the price of these let alone the added hardware. They were simple to assemble and are perfect for the laundry room. I built the base cabinet around the sink myself though. A little patchwork and some paint and the room looks totally different! I could have done it in one day but the paint had to dry overnight. Here's a couple of pictures, one before, one after.
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Hi Deb

Loooooks good, I sure do like people that use they heads..

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Canadian Tire had a sale on some prefab utility cabinets that was too good to pass up. I was going to build my own, but I couldn't have bought the lumber for the price of these let alone the added hardware. They were simple to assemble and are perfect for the laundry room. I built the base cabinet around the sink myself though. A little patchwork and some paint and the room looks totally different! I could have done it in one day but the paint had to dry overnight. Here's a couple of pictures, one before, one after.



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Thanks Bob! Why reinvent the wheel when you don't have to? I am going to do the custom closets myself though. Already started in the room the youngest son vacated recently. We're empty nesters now. YIPPIE! I'll post pics when it's done.

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Fine job Deb. Looks a 100% better.




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Looks good, and I agree about the reinventing thing. Yep looks good!!

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Deb.. That looks like a wholly different room. Great job!! :-)

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Deb I will add my praise to your fine work. You have made your life better through your own skill.
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Thanks so much! A new backsplash and some new taps would have been nice too, but that will be another project down the road. My weakness is plumbing. Everytime I do something that involves plumbing I end up having to call someone to "do it right". Maybe I'll just skip the try it myself step this time.

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Nice job!
What about a recessed light spot just over the washing machine? Sometimes it could be helpful.
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Nice job; looks good. I would only add that a counter would be handy for folding laundry. If space is at a premium, you can make a counter that is wall mounted and folds down when not in use.

Also a window screen that similarly folds can be used to dry sweaters. Use fiberglass screening.

I am retiring my darkroom and after I paint the black walls and black ceiling the washing machine and drier are going in their. It has a filtered air intake so it is essentially dust free; a clean area in a wood-dusty shop for a laundry room.

(I wasn't planning on doing this right away, but now it seems like a really good idea. It will free up some space in the main area of the basement too.)
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