Laundry Room Remodel

LAST UPDATED: Apr 03, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Jun 21, 2012 | By: Julie Blanner
When seeking our current home, I had a couple of musts.  One was a main level laundry room.  Ultimately, it was one of the top reasons we purchased the home we live in today.  Unfortunately, it wasn’t very pretty. In fact, it was filthy.  With navy blue carpet from the 60’s, it had collected a lot of dirt and dust.  It is the entryway from the garage after all.
Some before photos:
We removed the closet doors, telephone stand, carpet and window treatments to create a blank slate.
Could you imagine doing laundry in here?  As if the chore isn’t depressing enough!
And finally, some after!
First, we converted the dark closet into a bright mudroom.  For the details and DIY, click here.
Currently the mudroom side hosts the family beach bag {the Land’s End tote is the best!}, our sunscreen, sunglasses and hats.  Also, a large basket holds Adalyn’s shoes, easy for her to get and put away herself.
I think the most important elements of a laundry room is functionality and lighting.  We added a large pendant light fixture and removed the dated window treatments.
Everything was painted.  The doors, the cabinets, the window, the walls, oh, and the FLOOR!  Concrete porch paint is easy to clean.  I love the sheen and the contrast of the white trim and pale gray walls.  The rug has been sprayed with polyurethane so it is easily wiped down.  Couldn’t be easier!  I could hardly bare to wash it again.
We plan to add a countertop over the washer and dryer soon.  It will be a great place to iron and fold without the added work of pulling out the ironing board.  Laugh at me if you want, but I love doing laundry now!  The cabinets include Dusty’s dog food, leash, medication, laundry detergents and touch up paints for the house {photos and details coming}. New hardware also brightened the space.
As I mentioned, this room serves multiple functions.  Dusty’s bowls are nestled just below the stair to our kitchen.
Is it crazy that this could be my favorite room in the house?  I love how functional it is for our family.