Faktum

Published on September 12th, 2011 | by Jules IKEAHacker

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Exclusive laundry





Materials: Faktum, Nexus

Description: In our old house we had a cold and damp laundry in the basement. So when planning our new house I dreamt of a luxury one, and I got it!

It’s situated next to our kitchen and with a door to the backside of our house. AND with a big window to make it bright.

It was important for me to get the washing machine and dryer up from the floor and have a lot of cabinets for all sorts of things from detergents, flowerpots and cake tins to gift wraps and craftstuff.

Here is the result!

Don’t miss the perfect spot for the ironing board and scrubbing mop :-)

See more of the laundry room.

~ Helene Langborg, Sweden

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17 Responses to Exclusive laundry

  1. Anthony H says:

    I’ve gone over thisa few times, what drawers are those under the cabinets. I figured it’s the 30×15 over the fridge cabinet frames, but where are the drawers from?? Thanks

    • Ullevidsdal says:

      The drawers are the largest ones that goes in the cabinets.
      The same as the drawer far right at the bottom.
      Ask at your IKEA store and they help you with the parts.
      / Helene

  2. Nick Austin says:

    very smart but not a lot of adapting going on. This could go straight in the catalogue

  3. Helene says:

    We didn´t need any reinforcement to the base. Just put the two cabinets on the floor and then the worktop on it. We used cover panels on the sides and a worktop on top of it.
    It has happened that the washing machine wobbled a bit but just when there were unbalance because I washed a smaller and heavy item.
    It isn´t something I worry about.
    The cover panels on the sides keep it steady enough :-)

    Good luck with your closet laundry !

  4. Anonymous says:

    Hi Helene, my question is did you have to reinforce the base cabinets for the weight of the washer and dryer? I would also be worried about any movement during spin cycles. How do you find the cabinets stand up? I am looking at putting a similar unit in a closet that is in a spare room that backs against a bathroom. I love what you’ve done!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Such a beauty! And when you click the link at the end of the post, you enter the rest of Helene’s house, which is also very beautiful….

  6. Helene says:

    Dear Anonymous!
    Sorry you don´t come out with a name :-(

    > The cabinets under the washer and dryer are
    > supposed to be put above the refrigerator or
    > freezer. The worktop stabilize the construction.

    > Thats a hack for me!

    You missed this part:
    The laundry is a place where you spend a lot of time, but usually don’t spend much money or energy on designing it exclusive.
    Thats a hack for me!

    The information about the cabinets was just an answer to Andre Stephenson.

  7. Anonymous says:

    > The cabinets under the washer and dryer are
    > supposed to be put above the refrigerator or
    > freezer. The worktop stabilize the construction.

    > Thats a hack for me!

    Sure, but there’s no way of telling that from the original post. If you look at the other posts, people give enough details so that others can learn from their projects.

  8. Helene says:

    The cabinets under the washer and dryer are supposed to be put above the refrigerator or freezer. The worktop stabilize the construction.

    The laundry is a place where you spend a lot of time, but usually don’t spend much money or energy on designing it exclusive.
    Thats a hack for me!

  9. Hughhh says:

    Anonymous said… It looks really nice, but I think I missed which bit was the hack?

    This is a good point. Maybe the fact that it’s kitchen cabinetry as opposed to hardware designed for a laundry..? But that is basically regarded as standard usage these days.

  10. Anita says:

    That is one sexy laundry room. Jealous!

  11. I would never hate doing the laundry if I have a laundry room like this. I guess I have to plan a laundry room the next time we’ll buy a house.

  12. Stephanie says:

    I never thought I’d be jealous of a laundry room, but I was wrong.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Those washers/dryers are super heavy. Did you need to reinforce the base to make them strong enough to withstand the weight?

  14. What type of unit is that under the washer & dryer?

  15. Anonymous says:

    It looks really nice, but I think I missed which bit was the hack?

  16. La Chinita says:

    I love this… it’s so stylish!

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