This post is sponsored by The Home Depot. All thoughts and opinions remain my own.
Friends, I truly cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am to share this project with you all today! It has been a long time coming! I feel like over the past few months we birthed a beautiful baby!! Like- THAT EXCITED!
Last November, the Home Depot Team flew in from all over the United States to come to my house for a consultation. Let me clarify, we had local associates from The Home Depot here as well, but I got to meet the social team and also partners within The Home Depot that I had corresponded with over email since 2016 or so! My relationship with them goes back many years so to see them in person filled my entire heart!
The consultation was for our very outdated 1970’s built/styled laundry room. Let’s just take a moment to look at this before picture you guys…. it’s rough lol! It was a space I honestly had no desire to spend any time in. From the closets, to the floors, cabinets and sink, it was unappealing in every single way. Having the time to speak with the design team at length about plans and suggestions for my space made me very hopeful that the space could be transformed.
Carol from the design team suggested several changes in the overall design of the space that made so much sense. For starters, we were going to get rid of the sink and create a huge amount of open shelving underneath the counter tops. They even suggested certain types of shelving and space-specific layouts for each of our closets. I chose a very clean, white cabinet look that I thought would make everything look and feel fresh.
Over the next few months, the design team finalized my space and came up with a plan that I was happy with and thennn COVID 19 hit! Gosh- friends, need I say more? This project started last year before our wonderful BIG life change as a globe, but I am SO thankful to say that in spite of it all, we were able to complete this project a few weeks ago!
With social distancing, quarantines and slowing the spread, we had to put a pause on DEMO and install. While we were waiting for the right time to start things up again, supplies were ordered and final decisions were made with minor details that Ben would actually complete such as the flooring, backsplash, lighting and window details.
Now living in the age of a pandemic there is SO much to consider when having people enter your home. The Demo team was AWESOME. Some things you can expect in light of COVID 19 for your overall experience:
- The team calls ahead of your appointment to confirm arrival time and explain the safety precautions they are taking to keep you safe.
- If anyone is sick in your home, they have no problems with rescheduling.
- When they knock on your door, they step back to maintain social distancing.
- You can expect for them to show you their badge and have appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and cleaning supplies on-hand and visible.
- They will wear PPE, including masks or facial coverings, at all times.
- They are currently limiting the number of installers on a jobsite and keeping a safe distance from one another.
- They will thoroughly wipe down jobsites with disinfectant on a daily basis or as work is completed.
- Learn more at homedepot.com/hscovidsafety for more information about how The Home Depot is responding to COVID-19.
Can I just say it was so satisfying to see all of these old cabinets and materials removed? I was SHOCKED to see how quickly the team was able to get the entire space demoed!! There is really nothing like having a clean slate!
This was all TOO exciting! Day one of installation we ran into a few hiccups with product arrival. I know everyone likes to joke about blaming everything on COVID but it really has affected EVERYTHING this year. Once the product we were waiting on arrived the team was able to complete the installation of the cabinets and closet spaces. Just know that if you are ever tackling such a large space/project there will be small hurdles and hiccups along the way!! All in all everything – including the wait, was worth it!
Although there were a few hiccups during the project with design and product availability, The Home Depot Services Team was able to pivot at every corner. While they were on-site, they would cut things, make adjustments, tweak design to fit small corners, etc. reassuring me at every turn that they would figure it out!! They did every time and I was always impressed with their ability to make calls on-site and change things up as needed!
The design team recommended that we get pedestals for the washer and dryer, and it is such a simple change but it made such a BIG difference. Ben assembled the two and got right to work on the back splash and flooring! I am so so thankful that I have a handy guy! I loveee how this flooring and backsplash turned out. I also decided that I wanted to paint the trim around the windows black to bring the space together and create an edgy vibe! The final touches included a slight change in lighting and an assortment of baskets for some organization! Everyone that sees these baskets asks me where I got them from!! YES- they are from The Home Depot! We found these beauties online!
We are THRILLED with how everything came out in the laundry room. This is truly a dream come true.