Last September I wrote a blog post about my modern kitchen renovation. You can read about it here if you missed it. I wanted to share the photos of the laundry room renovation in a separate blog post so that you would really appreciate the before and after.

What started out as a small 6 ft x 5 ft box of a laundry room has now become a side entry, a room for storage cabinets and a laundry room. The room was so small you couldn’t even take a picture of it so the only “before” photo I have is of the room in the framing stage. We installed a new entry door into the laundry room and the other entry point is from the garage. You walk into the kitchen from the laundry room.

Framed walls of the laundry room
Laying out the cabinet footprint with tape in the garage.

My husband and I were having difficulty trying to figure out the cabinet layout and where the washer and dryer should go. So we taped out the layout options on our garage floor. Doing it this way really helped us to “walk around” the space and decide on the best layout design option.

Once that was decided, we could install the pot lights as well as the tall cabinet box that contains the tankless water heater. The plumber was coming and the cabinet needed to be in place before the unit could be installed.

Setting the cabinet box in place to get the hot water tank plumbing fitted inside the box.

We carried the same flooring (Kentwood Brushed Acacia Natural) from the kitchen through into the laundry room, and eventually it will also be installed in the rest of the living area of our home. Once the flooring was complete, then the cabinet boxes could be installed.

Installing the cabinets
painting BM AF-525 Fiji
Painting the walls Benjamin Moore Paints Fiji AF-525

We didn’t have a chance to paint the walls before the cabinet boxes went in (it’s all about the timing, isn’t it?), but we still had to hang the side panels of the cabinets so we could paint up close to the boxes. The cabinet boxes were then finished with the painted white (BM Ice Mist  OC-67) cabinet panels.

And finally here is the end result!

AF-525 paint colour with white cabinets
Wall colour BM AF-525 Fiji with white cabinets and marble countertop | Laundry room faucet Photo by Maria Killam
Vancouver poster by Ork Posters. Framing by Kent Picture Framing


Yellow flowers, turquoise wall colour with white cabinets in laundry room
Flowers from our garden look so gorgeous against the turquoise wall colour. Photo by Maria Killam. Styling by Maria Killam and Nancy DeVries.


Walking into my laundry room.

We are so happy with this transformation and it makes doing laundry just a little bit more enjoyable.

Are you thinking about a laundry room renovation for your home? If you would like some help with selecting the finishes for your renovation or new build, I would be happy to help. You can contact me through my contact page.


  • EV
    Posted October 13, 2021 at 7:31 pm 1Likes

    Looks great! Came upon your blog as I am researching FIJI for possible front door! I love the way it looks in your laundry room!

    • Nancy DeVries
      Posted October 14, 2021 at 4:15 pm 0Likes

      Thank you! And I still love this colour after 5 years.

        Posted October 15, 2021 at 2:19 pm 0Likes

        That is great to hear. I want to do the front door the same inside and out, so we will see it inside in the foyer. I really like the way it looks on your walls and good to hear you haven’t tired of it! We don’t have the luxury of trying samples at the house (it’s too far away to do that) so we just have to pick colors remotely and keep fingers crossed. Anyway, thank you :))

  • Eve Vergara
    Posted February 24, 2022 at 5:38 pm 0Likes

    Hi! I wanted to let you know that my front door has finally been painted Fiji and we love it! I would post a picture but I don’t think that is possible, if you wanna give me your email address and I’ll email you a picture so you can it! You helped me choose the color I am thankful. gtigrl @ yahoo . com

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