Today I want to take you on our Laundry Room Tour. I recently did a complete laundry room makeover and I’m really excited to share the results with you.
Our laundry room was dark and wasn’t very functional. It was really outdated and screamed, “Hey, I’m from the 70’s”. I just needed an olive-colored washer and dryer to match the ugly cabinets and flooring.
This makeover took me a while to do. I had cabinets to pull out, a floor to replace, and cabinets to build to name a few. I’ve posted the individual projects if you’re interested in getting step by step instructions any anything.
Laundry Room Before
Our laundry room felt like an afterthought. There was no space to put clothes. Socks, washcloths, and other items constantly fell behind the washer and dryer. If I noticed it, it was a complete pain in my neck to get the items.
Laundry room demo day!
I started by removing the old dark and ugly cabinet. By doing that it brightened up the room.
When we moved in, the dryer was not vented to the outside. My husband created the vent tube to filter outside.
Makeover the ceiling
It was time to scrape that awful popcorn off the ceiling. I sprayed some water let it sit for a few moments and then started scraping. I was surprised by how easily it came off!
Once the popcorn was scrapped off the ceiling it was time to think about storage.
Step 2 start building the storage.
Before all I had was a big cabinet that I couldn’t reach most of the shelves so I build a wall cabinet. If you’re wanting to make your own, you can see the full tutorial here.
With the cabinet hung, it was time for more storage. We had about a foot gap between the wall and the washer so I built a rolling storage cart to fit there.
Now that storage was complete. I wanted a flat surface to fold, sort, and iron clothes.
Laundry Room Counter
Before I used the top of the washer and dryer and socks, towels, and other small items fell behind the washer and dryer so I built a table. I used some leftover 1×6’s from my daughter’s old desk she didn’t want anymore.
Since the boards were too small to fit I laid them in flooring or tile pattern attached them with pocket holes and added wall anchors for the table to lay on.
I still didn’t have enough storage so I decided to build a few floating shelves. This is where I can store my baskets filled with items.
I used Shanty 2 Chic’s design for floating shelves. You can check that out here.
Laundry Room Tour
Now I needed a place for hangers. I’m completely obsessed with farmhouse decor I added metal pipes for a place to hang clothes It was very inexpensive and very simple to install.
Laundry room lighting
I replaced the light with a fun light. The light we had before was just an ugly glass dome light, now this light matches our dining room light. This light added so much light to this room, I’m happy!
Laundry room decor
I finished off the room with a few laundry signs. I wrote a few blog posts about them.
First the laundry sign. A very simple project that took about 2 hours (including dry time) to make, start to finish.
The wash dry repeat sign was another project that took just a few hours to complete (again, because of drying time). This one actually cost me nothing. I used some leftover wood, paint, and rope to build.
Before I remodeled our laundry room, I didn’t have a place to fold, iron, or sort clothes. I couldn’t use the top 2 shelves of the cupboards and our room looked dark.
There’s a ton of usable storage and this room is functional as a laundry room.
I hope you enjoy this Laundry Room Tour and has given you some ideas and inspiration to give your laundry room a makeover.