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boston_guy

148 posts in 1989 days


03-21-2017 09:53 PM

I’m seeking creative ideas. I’m totally out of ideas since I’ve never done this kind of project before.

This is what I need:

1) I need to have some kind of partition built between my washer and dryer and the kitchen sink (to prevent water from my kitchen faucet from splashing onto the dryer and washer or the electrical outlets). Also, I’d just love to have something that does not make the washer and dryer to stick out like a sore thumb, as they do right now. The space between the washer/dryer and kitchen sink is very tight (see photos). Can you propose something that would look decent? Maybe in addition to a water proof barrier between the sink and washer/dryer you can come up with idea for a covering or cabinet for the entire washer and dryer? By the way, the door in the photo is not my main door. The door in the photo leads onto a deck and the fire escape. It’s a second door.

2) I also need a backsplash above my kitchen sink. Since my kitchen is very small I would like to install some IKEA stainless steel rods. On these rods I can then have hanging items like small stainless steel shelves. Can you install a backsplash of some kind? Tile?

3) I would also like to install some kind of shelving in my small bedroom. I have space to the right of my open closet, that is 10 inches deep, 3 feet wide and about 7 feet tall. What kind of simple shelving would look decent?

4) I have a shallow closet, 12 inches deep, in which I want to install shelves. This is the closet that is painted white in the photos above. What kind of shelving can work?

Any feedback will be highly appreciated.

Thanks!

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JCamp

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#1 posted 03-21-2017 10:10 PM

1 – I would make a oak (same wood as ur cabinets) board and put it up from you lower cabinet to your top cabinet. I would only do it as wide as the top cabinet is deep tho. Also for looks it would look nice to hav the cabinets extend over the washer/dryer
2 – I always liked the idea of those metal ceiling tiles for a back splash. The ones that look like copper or a greyed steel. Nothing wrong with title exept it would need to match the counter top. My mom always just used the peel and stick tile stuff and it looked pretty good. Whatever you do it should match or compliment your current countertop. also remember that with tile you will have to drill holes to mount anything and then they will be there forever unless you want to replace a full piece
3 – a 1 by would likely work. If you will have heavy stuff on it use a 2by 8. You can find some fancy trim at big box stores and put on the outer face of the board to make it look nice. you could even build cabinets on the lower portion
4 – For a closet I tend to hang stuff so id do a shelf at 6 feet or so with a bar under it. might put another shelft or two at the bottom of the closet for shoes or socks. In my closet I use cheap plastic baskets to hold my sock, underwear and ect, with that you could build the shelves to fit your containers

Im a tightwad so these are about the best cheapest ways I see to do it

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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MT_Stringer

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#2 posted 03-21-2017 10:58 PM

I think I have seen this thread (or one identical to it) somewhere before. I guess you haven’t figured it out yet, huh? The unfinished door casing was the give away.

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JCamp

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#3 posted 03-21-2017 11:18 PM

Boston guy. I went back An looked through ur old forum topics. You’ve asked all these questions before in forums dating back to 2014. Why are u posting the same questions again?

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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boston_guy

148 posts in 1989 days


#4 posted 03-21-2017 11:23 PM

Hi JCamp,

I just got my plumbing for the washer and dryer and some other fixes all completed a few weeks ago (I had run out of money since my last renovations).

I was curious to see whether there were other ideas before I decide on my final closure for this project.

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JCamp

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#5 posted 03-21-2017 11:40 PM

Fair enough.

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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mike02130

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#6 posted 03-22-2017 01:15 AM

Hmm, repeat questions means first time answerers wasted their time?

-- Google first, search forums second, ask questions later.

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boston_guy

148 posts in 1989 days


#7 posted 03-30-2017 03:42 AM



Hmm, repeat questions means first time answerers wasted their time?

- mike02130

mike02130,

Thanks for the advice. Trust me, all the people who answered my post, the first time around, did not waste their time.

More later.

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GR8HUNTER

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#8 posted 03-30-2017 03:11 PM

first thing I would do is ….change that door to an outswing …open to outside …....next build nice cabinet with 2 doors for you wash/dry stack …... GOOD LUCK :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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