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Old 09-25-2017, 06:23 AM   #1
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Hi guys. First off, I am normally great at seeing a room and immediately seeing its potential for greatness. However, I have stumbled upon this bathroom / laundry combo that has me stumped. Does anyone have any ideas on how to make this a pleasant room without spending hundreds? Obviously new floors are a must, and paint, beyond that I am at a loss.
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Without spending hundreds?
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I'd be wanting to erect a wall to separate the bath rm from the rest but you'd already eat up a $100 bill just buying paint and flooring.
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I think it needs more lighting, a medicine cabinet with a mirror and a new toilet seat. And a wall with door and considering the budget new linoleum floor. Maybe new vanity cabinet. But if you're talking about a couple hundred, I'd say it needs more lighting and in lieu of something costly like a wall, perhaps a nice beaded curtain.

If a wall goes up, I don't see the ceiling, but if there isn't an exhaust fan there needs to be one.
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After installing the wall, don't forget the exhaust ventilation. I'd also put a big chandelier over the commode.
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It also looks like the gas water heater was replaced with an electric..why???
Ya can't beat natural gas, though having the commode right there would have helped with that bill.
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Doing for a living, I couldn't fathom touching it for less than several thousand. It is truly a bathroom from......well you know. The elevation bothers me, knowing it was cobbled together to meet septic/sewerage levels rather than digging concrete and doing it right.
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Just wallpaper it with dollars, it'll be fine.

Anything can be fixed with enough money.
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The first thing that you would probably want to address is the obvious lack of privacy . A 2x4 frame w/plywood on the exterior would work .

Next step would be paint , new flooring , etc .
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Needs a shower / tub combo curtain and put the dryer back where it was originally and that's about it.
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Hide the hot water heater behind a room divider. If building walls is too much trouble, at least use two different color schemes to define the laundry room space and the bathroom space. Don't make either space white. Get rid of the ugly shelves and put a pinterest special second hand table for folding laundry. Put in a nice utility sink. Concrete stain on the floor if you really want to go cheap.
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I am still trying to figure out the drain for the washer
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Get rid of random wires and pipes. Paint pipes to match walls. An ironing board would make sense in there, either standing or hanging on a wall. Lots of options for ironing board covers. How about a cute second-hand garbage can? That wouldn't break the bank. Is there enough light to put some plants down there? Plants always warm up a space. Add a nice skirt around the raised platform and install a decent stair tread.
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