Laundry Room Makeover

$600
2 Weeks
Medium

We completed this project about 2 years ago and it occurred to me that I never put a post together on it… better late than never, right? I’ll try to keep this short and sweet, this project did take some time, but wasn’t overly complicated.


We started with a pretty standard (and ugly) laundry room.

I wanted something that was pretty, but also more functional. The absolute must haves on my list were a countertop over the washer and dryer and a shelf to cover the plumber’s box. We also wanted to do this project budget-friendly, but there were also a few splurges.


Here is an overview of the project:


  • remove the open shelves and replace with cabinets (with smaller open shelves in the middle)
  • add the countertop and base cabinet with stainless steel sink and pull out garbage can. We made the countertop out of wood and stained with a combination of black and gray stain.
  • shiplap on the wall
  • replace the florescent light with something more decorative
  • Cover the plumber’s box
  • add decorative peel and stick tile over the existing
  • replace the door with something more aesthetically pleasing. We found this old door at the habitat restore store and refinished it.
  • paint the beige walls with Harbor Gray by Benjamin Moore and add decorative accessories

Full details for this project can be found in the 3 laundry room highlight bubbles on my Instagram profile. Please let me know if you have any questions or comments.

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  • Mary Mary on May 10, 2021

    Gorgeous but, “tight”, can the washer /dryer be easily removed really, for repair or (worse) replacement?

    And Dad always said, “Give them room to breathe”...... have we done that enough in this design?

  • Mary Mary on May 10, 2021

    I have a situation with a sump pump in the corner of this sized/shaped area, so the plumber put the dryer on one side of the sump and the washer on the other side, so the two appliances are at right angles you might say, with the sump pump in between. A real decorator’s nightmare! Plumbing again being so expensive, any ideas/pictures/ drawings, to assist in making this nightmare into something more inviting? The doors even clash when opening both, in order to remove wet from washer to move to dryer . I am guessing striking a match is your only suggesting? I wish the plumber would have asked my input, and too late now! (The sump pump hole and electric outlet are located in the corner, the empty space in front of the dryer or the right based appliance in this finished picture above of the gorgeous laundry room above, if it helps offer schematics and suggestions. I loathe my laundry room with a passion as it is ;-(

  • Susan Susan on May 10, 2021

    Hi, I'm a little confused. What is a plumber's box? The only reason I can think of putting anything there is to cover the water spickets which don't look bad to me. It seemed awfully large running over the top of both washer and dryer. Otherwise I love the room, especially the decal on the door. Open 24 hours, indeed. lol

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