0 Plumbing the Laundry Room

This series of home posts are events which occurred in the distant past, please bear with me until I catch up to the present.

So remember back when we painted the living room and showed off some ‘oops’ paint colors with a TBD marking? Well the time had come to finally put the funky chocolate color to good use in the laundry room.

I call the wall color ‘chocolate.’ Admittedly it was a bit darker that I would have preferred and besides the ‘grain’ the color didn’t seem too far away from the wood panel look. I’m still deciding if that’s what I was going for.
After painting, the beau moved onto plumbing. And by no means am I an expert in this field. So I’ll give ya the skinny and let’s cut to the visuals of the finished product:
This is the washer/dryer connection. Most of the piping is ‘exposed’ as it will be hidden by the machines. Eventually when we come to fully remodel this room, everything will be less of an eye sore.


This additional piping is for a future sink to add down the road when the room evolves into less of a closet and more a laundry room.

This vent connects to our main ‘stack’ which is on our second floor and eventually makes its way outside.

Since we were in such a hurry to get things done he worked on his stuff and I worked on mine. From what I do know about this update, he planned everything out in his head and on the floor. His method, this time, was to buy more fittings than necessary and later return what we didn’t need. Here are some of the supplies he used:



Almost everything was bought in bulk, not all of it was necessary for the laundry room update. Rather, the leftovers would be used to update other areas for future plans. Also he has had his tool crimping set before he even knew me; the set above was just for reference.

He used quite a few metal fittings to navigate the PEX piping and I don’t want to quote it wrong so let’s just say there were some tees and elbows. I do know he kept things easy and consistent by using the same size PEX throughout the new plumbing.


Then like the other rooms, we ripped out the carpeting, swept, vacuumed and sealed the floors. He also added the dryer vent and an outlet (failed to take interior pics). 

Here’s a view of the dryer vent from outside:
Do you know your stuff when it comes to plumbing? Or, like me, is it like a foreign language to you?

Want to follow along with the 2nd bedroom turned Laundry Room progression? Here's plans for the 2nd bedroomtearing it up, and fixing unlevel floors.

P.S. We were not paid or perked from any of these vendors; we just happily picked up the supplies necessary for the job.

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