First thing I saw when I walked down to the basement - wet carpet!
Luckily, the previous owner agreed to pay for whatever it took to bring the laundry room and bathroom to status quo. (Even though we technically owned it). We got an estimate from a restoration company in Lawrence, and it was a staggering $2,850. A little ridiculous for an unfinished laundry room if you ask me. We decided we could do it ourselves (with help from someone who knows what he's doing). So we ventured to Home Depot to figure out how much it would cost for supplies.
Bead board (pretty paneling): $200
Utility cabinet: $120
Bathroom vanity: $150
A lot cheaper than $2,850! But then to make it what we wanted and more of a room, we added more.
Sheet rock: $72
Paint for cabinet and cupboard: $30
Carpet: free from my aunt and uncle's house
The paneling was ripped out and part of the shelving removed in order to replace the entire wall:
We decided to sheet rock underneath the bead board to prevent warping and to make it more of a solid wall:
Cozy and Chalmers - being helpful as always:
Putting their heads together: