A Mudroom Four Years in the Making

It’s been so long since I started tearing the mudroom apart that I had to go back through my old posts to see exactly how long it took me to complete. Turns out: a little over 4 years.

When you consider that somewhere in there we had a baby that’s a little more forgivable, but still, people build houses in less time than it took to finish the thing.

Could also be that I built everything – cabinets included – from scratch, and that when the washer and dryer became usable again, the pressure was off, but a few weeks ago I finally found the time and motivation to finish off the little details.

And well, I think it might have been worth it.

We went from this:




To this:










Next up, we’re finally going to get started on the bedroom and bathroom addition. We met with our architect this week to have her start drawing up some plans. Should only take another 10 years, right?


  1. Enrique said:

    Looks great.
    Where did you get the butcher block table top that you’re using above the washer/dryer? It seems overkill. Also, did you ever finish that last strip of crown moulding I see missing above your electrical panel?
    You said you made the cabinets yourself. Did you start with some basic DIY cabinet and add to it or did you put it together totally from scratch?

    May 29, 2015
    • Kevin said:

      The butcher block is from ikea, and at about 75 bucks was a steal compared to the stone slab I was eyeing. Funny you mention the missing crown. It splintered while I was cutting it and nearly took off my finger, so no, it’s still not installed and won’t be until I can find a matching profile, which has been discontinued from the manufacturer. As for the cabinets, I built them from cabinet grade ply, which I veneered with CVG fir on the exterior and built frames and doors for from dimensional CVG fir. More on the boxes/veneering here

      May 30, 2015

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