Budget Laundry Room Makeover

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My laundry room is cute but I had some storage and functionality needs that I thought could be improved so I set out to make over my laundry room on a budget!




First I had to rip out the existing built-ins in my laundry room because I wanted cabinetry instead of open storage

Repair wall

I had some drywall repair to do before I could install new cabinets


The easiest way to transform a room is paint! I gave myself a blank slate by painting the laundry room white

Give yourself a hand

Since I was installing these cabinets by myself I added a 2 x 4 to act as a ledge or second hand to set the cabinets on while I screwed it into my studs

Buy Cabinets

Instead of building cabinets I thought these unfinished ones from Lowe’s were super affordable and convenient

Install cabinet

I screwed the back of the cabinets directly into my wall studs


For a more professional and finished look caulk where the cabinets meet the wall

Paint cabinets

Since these cabinets are unfinished you will likely want to paint or stain

Faux Tile

I used these peel and stick subway tiles from TicTac tiles to create a really cool, easy, and affordable accent wall

Add shelving

Are used a 2 x 4 and 1 x 4 on L brackets to create this shelf to hide my utility outlets

Finally I built this little tower shelf out of scrap wood to go between my washer and dryer. I wanted to use every bit of space!

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  • Cassie Cassie on Nov 02, 2020

    You did a fantastic job. What are the measurements of your laundry room.

  • Teresa W. Teresa W. on Nov 02, 2020

    Did you use gorilla glue to adhere the 1x4 to the shelf? I have the same problem with my shelf and want to hide wires, outlets, etc... Thank You

  • Jason Jason on Nov 03, 2020

    Looks great, nice update, just curious why you put storage where you already had it and took out a storage shelf above the clothes bar?


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