I am seriously so excited about our laundry room makeover! I wanted a light, bright, and cheerful space that also needed to function. My husband has been working tirelessly on this space and I'm so happy to say we're finished!
The room feels twice as large and has at least twice the amount of storage now. Our laundry room is right off the little hallway connecting our kitchen to the family room and I'm just thrilled to no longer be embarrassed to keep the door open.
We added in two double towel rods to use a drying racks. These are so pretty and really useful. A lot of our clothes don't go in the dryer so this was a must for me. And because their is also an exit to our backyard and driveway, I wanted to make sure we had a good storage bench. I hide boots and snow clothes inside right now but will switch to our pool stuff come summer. I love that I was able to add in some functional seating. That giant basket is right by the back door and perfect for holding boots or flip flops. We don't wear shoes in the house so I never really think to store them upstairs.
The triple laundry sorter is another no-brainier. What a game changer! One is for my husband, one for the kids, and one for me. I like to keep our laundry separate so previously I just had three big laundry baskets piled on the floor in here at all times which was an eye sore and took up all the floor space. This system is so much better!
The first thing we did was to clean and paint the walls (Classic Gray by Benjamin Moore). Next, Matthew removed the cabinets and rehung them. They were crooked and needed to be raised. He created a soffit above them and trimmed out the sides by ripping scrap lumber to create a more built-in look. When he raised the cabinets, it also left enough room to add in a long shelf across the whole top of the laundry nook.
The shelf was super easy to build, he just used a 1"x12"x12' for the sides and the top and came back and trimmed it out with half-round. He painted it gray to match the walls so that it would blend in and appear to just be floating on the wall.
It's the perfect ledge for our laundry soap and stain remover and a few other things to I want more accessible. It's also a good spot to add in some pretty! I popped in some calendar prints into those two black frames which I love for now but I have a feeling that I'll be changing those up pretty regularly!
And because it's always fun to see where we started I'm sharing our before shots below. Take a look at this hot mess of room. After we moved in we popped in the washer and dryer and a giant metal rack along the back wall. That was it. It has been the worst room for the past year and a half.
And one last shot of the after, get ready to oooh and ahhh with me now! I'm just so incredibly happy with the outcome! It's so much better, it almost makes me want to do laundry.
Also, I'll also be sharing more on the faux roman shades I made later this week! It was so easy.
I would like to give a special thank you to Wayfair for providing me with a few of the products we used in our laundry room makeover.