Convert an Unfinished Laundry Area Into a Laundry Room

Make your laundry room more attractive and functional by reworking the plumbing and adding a new sink and countertop.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Cordless drill
  • Tape measure
  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Level
  • Hacksaw
  • Jigsaw
  • Drywall saw
  • Stepladder
  • Nut driver
  • Pipe wrench
  • Pliers
  • Plumbers tape
  • Slip joint pliers
  • Soldering torch
  • Utility knife
  • Tube cutter
  • Wrench set

You'll also need tools for hanging and finishing drywall, and then painting the walls.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Shutoff valves (2)
  • Washer machine outlet box
  • Supply hoses (2)
  • Supply lines (2)
  • 1-1/2 in. plastic trap assembly
  • Cabinets
  • Countertop
  • Sink
  • Faucet
  • Compression angle stops (2)
  • 1-1/2 in. trap adapter
  • 1/2 in. copper pipe
  • Copper strap
  • 2 in. drain pipe
  • 90-degree vent elbows
  • 90-degree long turn elbows
  • 1-1/2 in. sanitary tee
  • Transition couplings
  • Cleanout plug
  • 1-1/2 in. vent pipe
  • Shelves
  • Tub-and-tile caulk
  • Solder

You'll also need drywall materials and paint for the walls.