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Laundry room renovation- Details!

Delight is in the Details-

The Laundry room renovation was one of the larger projects we’ve done.

I tolerate the large construction jobs, so I can get to the decorating details…

I want to share a few of the details that make a huge difference in this renovation!

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1. Choosing your color scheme is one of the first decisions- An easy thing to remember when deciding on colors is to choose colors from the same family. Often times I will choose colors found beside each other on the color wheel, using one for the walls and one for furniture or cabinets! This gives you a calm and cohesive look to your room.

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2. When renovating a kitchen, bath or laundry room, choose knobs and handles that you love! Look at them as if they were the jewelry that makes the outfit! I fell in love with these knobs and handles. They remind me of Brighton Jewelry, and I LOVE Brighton jewelry and accessories! (I’m such a girl!) 🙂

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3. Choosing a faucet is important- I chose this one because of it’s name. I just like saying gooseneck faucet! 🙂 Although it is a funny name, it’s also fun and functional! We’ll be using the sink to wash the dog, so the gooseneck faucet with spray will come in handy!

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4. Tile back splash can be a big job-  I was so excited to see these new stainless steel 12 x 12 tiles with adhesive backs! (We’ve done the mosaic tiles and grout route and I’m not walking that route again any time soon!) 🙂 These tiles went up so fast and easy- My only caution would be that once they go up, there’s no adjusting them. You’ve got to make sure they are put exactly where you want them! *There’s a story here that we’ll have to save for another time! 😛

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5. We chose pre-made Wainscoting that was sold in 4′ sections- It looks good, was easy to install and protects the wall from bangs and dings! We’ve built our own wainscoting before and that’s fine in areas with less traffic. In kitchens, baths and laundry rooms, I would recommend using this product!

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6. After pricing custom cabinets and not-so-custom cabinets, we decided to buy unfinished  cabinets and paint them! We used finials from newel posts to add a custom look to the lower cabinet! We cut them to fit under the front section of the cabinet. They look like cabinet legs and give the cabinet a custom look! We had them already, so the cost was nothing! 🙂

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7. The last and final detail I want to share is so simple and minor, but will probably be the most appreciated of all. This is the brushed nickel towel hook attached to the side of the wall cabinet!

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That’s It!

I hope you have delighted in the details and picked up a few tips on the way…

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 This posts title, Delight is in the Details came from the phrase “God is in the details” – Whatever one does should be done thoroughly; details are important. The saying is generally attributed to Gustave Flaubert (1821-80), who is often quoted as saying, ’Le bon Dieu est dans le detail’ (God is in the details). Other attributions include Michelangelo, the architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and the art historian Aby Warburg. 

Hope you liked that little bit of history- It’s always interesting to know why we say the things we say and where they originated!

Remember to delight in the details…and more importantly delight in God!

Lovingly-  Heidi

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6 comments on “Laundry room renovation- Details!

  1. Linda
    March 2, 2014

    Heidi…LOVE, LOVE, love this makeover. You make it all sound so simple, but i’m sure it wasn’t. You have such a gift, girl. BTW, really like how you broke it down with the pics and descriptions. love you!

  2. hvalardi
    March 2, 2014

    Thank you Linda~ It was a makeover full of challenges, but my focus was on the basics…choices in design and decorating. I’ll share the “stories” for when we get together! 😉 There were three stages to this project- stage 3 still to come! xo

  3. Ariel
    March 3, 2014

    Still blown away by the transformation of the laundry room. The details definitely make it! You guys did a really great job. Hard work paid off! ❤

  4. David
    March 3, 2014

    I LOVE THAT ROOM!!

  5. Dorothea
    March 4, 2014

    So amazingly Beautiful!!!!!!

  6. hvalardi
    March 4, 2014

    Thanks so much Ariel, David and Dorothea- you guys rock! 😉

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