Monday, 24 August 2015

Laundry Makeover


Okay, so this will be a long process but I thought
I would share with you what is happening so far....
I recently purchased a condenser dryer and a wall
cupboard that houses an ironing board. The dryer can
 not be hung on the wall because it is a condenser dryer,
 not sure why but I best follow the rules....
 This meant that my laundry layout was not going to be
 very functional so I decided to try and sell my top
load washer that is only just 3 years old but not
 good for my space anymore....
This is what my set up looked like before with
the top load washer and no dryer....
Thanks to the power of Buy Swap and Sell
the washer was sold and ready for pick up....
The space doesn't look big enough
for that washer to have fit in....
My dryer arrived and I just sat it in there waiting
impatiently for my new washer to arrive, the washer
left Tuesday evening and we were without a washer
 for 4 days so it didn't disrupt things at all....
My new washer and accessories arrived on Friday so
what's a girl to do while she is home alone
 on a Friday evening?
Jacky Mister had gone away for the weekend
so I decided to start setting it all up....
A bit of a reshuffle in the space and the base drawer
was ready for the brackets to be fitted...
I love a bit of DIY on a Friday...LOL
My feathered friend CHOOKY arrived for a flying overnight
 visit so I put her to work because she was just in time for the
 dryer to be lifted up and fitted to my growing stack....
Base drawer unit.....Tick
Washer.....Tick
Slide out shelf joining unit.....Tick
Dryer.....Tick
I then pushed the white melamine cupboard back into
 the remaining space and it looked so wonky and uneven!
Talk about the "Leaning Tower of Peisley" 
Hmm! What to do because that would have driven me mad!
Nothing tonight because it was time for Chooky and I to
 head out for some pizza's and ciders, I think we had earnt them!

After Chooky left on Saturday morning I decided to tackle
 the wonky cupboard problem and so I  popped a couple of blocks
 under the left hand side and added a hanging rod between the
 wall and the cupboard to hold it all nice and secure until the
 next stage of the reno, that will see the cupboard and tub go
 and a corner bench and cupboard unit built with a new sink....
My ironing cupboard is waiting patiently for my builder
friend that should be in town in a week or so and hopefully
 he will get the sliding door sorted as well...
So much more room in there for activities!!!
I gave the washer and dryer a run on Saturday and the
good news is they both worked perfectly and were nice and quiet
and didn't rattle around at all so all in all a successful build....Yay!
The dryer is great, no moisture in the room at all, after the load
 there is a water container that you just empty in the sink....
Brilliant!

Watch this space for my ever evolving laundry makeover....

Until next time, Happy Stitching

Kate

8 comments:

shez said...

Hi Kate you do such an amazing job with your reno's,now that we are doing the same i cant believe the amount of stuff that you have to have organised and not to mention problems that pop up.
I think what you have done looks terrific my friend and such a better idea than the old washing machine,i am enjoying watching your process with your new home,it is looking amazing ,i think you should be an interior decorator,i hope you have a lovely day Kate xx

Lynda said...

Can't wait to see the next instalment.

KERYN B said...

Looks great Kate will stream line your laundry system..give you more time to sew.

Dasha said...

Looks like a convenient functional set up now Kate. You certainly don't let the grass grow under your feet! LOL

Janice said...

Looking great. I wondered how you got that dryer up by yourself. That Chooky is a handy bird. I'll be interested in how you like your condensor dryer as time goes on as it will be something we look at when we move. Bring on the next instalment.

Jenny said...

Kate thats looks so good. Very appropriate time for the chook to arrive.... LOL.

Chookyblue...... said...

LOL........I knew that leaning tower of Peisley would do your head in......talk about putting a girl to work the second she walks in the door......the pizza and cider sure fixed us up.......

Susan said...

Wonder Woman!!
Reminds me of "I'll get by with a little help from my friends"!!

Condenser dryers sound like a great idea - might check that out when we need a new one . . .

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