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We have a very tiny laundry room that leads from the kitchen to the garage. The garage door plus the laundry room door were just too many doors for this small space, both doors opened up into the little room. So we took off the laundry room door temporarily, but it ended up being permanent. The only picture I have of the door being there is from the listing photos because we always had it open.
We originally took the door off to see if we’d like it open or not, we put it in the shed in case we changed our minds. We weren’t sure if the sound of the washer and dryer would drive us crazy or not without the door being on. Turns out it wasn’t much different than the dishwasher sound so we left it off.
I’ve been slowly replacing the door trim in my home, one room at a time. This was the next set of door trim to replace. First, I scored the caulk line with a razor, then I pried off the trim with a flat head screwdriver and a hammer. But this tool makes it a lot easier than the way I did it here.
I did the back side too but I only replaced one side at a time so the casing stays secure. Since I took this door off and I planned on leaving it off I also removed the door stop, it’s just caulked and nailed into place so I took it off the same way I took the door trim off.
I removed the nails and then I used a razor and removed the remaining caulk.
I removed the door hardware, cut a piece of scrap wood to size and glued it into place to fill the hole. Then smoothed everything out with joint compound.
I did the pantry and garage door as well. I didn’t replace the trim on the inside of the pantry door and I don’t plan to. If it were a bigger walk in pantry I would, but this is more of a step in pantry and you never look at the inside trim.
The joint compound takes a long time to dry, especially when you put it on really thick and in layers like this. I sanded it with a 220 grit sanding block, added more joint compound and then sanded it again until it was perfect.
Once it was all installed, I filled the nail holes, sanded and caulked everything. Then it was time for paint. I painted all the trim Accessible Beige by SW included the doors.
Look how smooth it is, you can’t even tell there was a door stop there! This came out better than I imagined!
What do you think? Would the sound of the washer and dryer bug you? Would it bother you to see the them all the time?
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Next, I built an expandable kitchen island with a hidden drawer!