Here we go with week two, otherwise known as Michael’s favorite week because it’s the time for demo and project planning. In this week’s post we are going to break down our entire project timeline so you can reference it when tackling your own mudroom/laundry room area in a short period of time.
Week 1 – Design concept, space and project planning, sourcing and purchasing items for the space to ensure everything arrives on time!
Week 2 – Demo, new flooring install, drywall (including mud, tape and sanding).
Week 3 – Molding and mudroom build and install (base and door casing, bench, uppers and shiplap), caulk, sand and paint. Install hooks and place baskets.
Week 4 – Laundry room build (side cabinets and folding table top above washer and dryer). Sand, paint, stain and poly.
Week 5 – Command Center instillation and finish up any details left throughout the space.
Week 6 – Any finishing touches that need to happen will happen this week. We will style the space, lay the rug and hang any finishing touches we just haven’t got to yet.
Our overall goal for this space is to make it as open and functional as possible. Currently the space is broken up by two sides – the mudroom area with a closet that our clients are using for storage of random things throughout their house, and the other side is for their laundry room. With two little kids, two dogs and two working parents this space gets a ton of use. At it’s current stage it has become a dumping ground for all the things and barely functional.
Inside the mudroom we will incorporate dog beds, lots and lots of hooks, plus more storage! We are then going to transform the other side of the room into a full functioning laundry room. Also on the Mudroom side we’ll be adding a command center equiped with everyday essentials to make sure life runs smoothly. Such things will include a calendar, paperwork storage (kids), key hanger, pin board and clock to make sure everything runs on time!
This week we ran into our first challenge. Our goal is to make the space as open as possible, and that means taking out the closet. As with any project you just don’t know what you’re going to find when you start busting into walls. For us that meant finding some unexpected HVAC….not part of our plan, at all. Fortunately for us we found that the HVAC inside the wall was running to absolutely nothing! We were able to open up the space and get a clean slate.
We cannot wait to show you the full progress after this week. The change is about to be insane!
Till next week.
Danielle + Michael