It was time for an update in our laundry.  Our washer and dryer were both 10+ years old and I wanted to take the opportunity to make the space more functional.  The laundry room is small and a side by side washer/dryer (with upper controls didn’t provide us the opportunity to have surface area for folding, etc.  I decided to go for a pair of stackable laundry appliances.  This way, they could be placed in the corner of the room with about 6′ left over for cabinetry.

Laundry room update rta cabinets, appliances

Laundry room update - New appliances, Cabinets and Paint

  • Appliances: $1,200 (with mounting bracket, shipping, and new dryer vent line)
    I found an absolute steal on the washer and dryer. They came from a site called They were a pretty well reviewed supplier and have been around since 1963.  The day I made my selection of the GE units.

    • Washer: WCVH6800JWW GE Energy Star King-size Capacity Frontload Washer – White
      The washer was on sale for $498!
    • Dryer: DCVH680GJWW GE 7.0 Cu. Ft. Super Capacity Front Load Gas Dryer – White
      This was also on special and was only $548
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  • Cabinetry: $300
    Ikea has some great RTA cabinets (ready t0 assemble) for a kitchen, utility room, laundry room, etc.  The cabinets were simple to assemble and perfect for the laundry space. We wanted a flush door so that there wouldn’t be dust collecting, so the lowest cost cabinet was out best option.

    • 30″ sink base cabinet
    • 24″ single door base cabinet with drawer
    • 18″ single door base cabinet
    • 24″ double door wall cabinet
    • 18″ single door wall cabinet
  • Paint: $30 @ Sherwin-Williams.  A single gallon covered the laundry and the adjacent pantry space.
  • Sink: $70
  • Countertop: $40
  • Miscellaneous: $50
    Caulk, knobs, paint supplies, fabric backer to hide the plumbing/electrical, potted plant.
  • Labor: $0
    This is where you come in.  You will save yourself between $200 – $500 for the cabinet and counter top installation, about $99 – $199 for the appliance installation, and about $150 for the painting

Take a look at the finished product. Simple and cheerful.   A huge improvement over the drab room that was there before.  Think of how often you head into the laundry. A bright, efficient and cheerful makeover can be money well spent.

Laundry room update with drop in sink and new counter

Laundry room update with drop in sink