Saturday, September 30, 2017

Small Laundry Room Reveal and DIY Ideas

I am so excited to be showing you my completed laundry room! I have been using it for a while, but wanted to find a cabinet for the wall before I shared the final reveal. You may remember the washer and dryer was in the middle of the garage workshop area, which was not convenient at all! I was so excited to get to plan my own laundry space!

You do not have to spend a fortune to have a beautiful laundry room. Get my tips for how we built a laundry room from scratch on a budget.

Lets take a trip down memory lane and see what I started with....this is a shot of when we first started framing the laundry room.



You do not have to spend a fortune to have a beautiful laundry room. Get my tips for how we built a laundry room from scratch on a budget.

Now, I have a beautiful space that I don't hate doing laundry in! I honestly think this is my most favorite part of the basement renovation, only because I have never had a proper laundry "room." I have either had a laundry closet in the bathroom or a scary basement laundry area.

So without further ado....let's have a peek inside...notice the sliding barn style door we made using a slab and hardware.

You do not have to spend a fortune to have a beautiful laundry room. Get my tips for how we built a laundry room from scratch on a budget.

In addition to the washer and dryer, (which are old and don't even match #reallife) we added a laundry sink. It is so convenient to wash out paint brushes and clean up after working in the yard. I installed a chrome towel hanger on the wall to hold a hand towel. I also utilized a wicker laundry basket that we were not using since one of the handles was broken. This makes it easy to throw dirty rags and clothing in, instead of piling them on the floor in front of the washer, like we did previously.

You do not have to spend a fortune to have a beautiful laundry room. Get my tips for how we built a laundry room from scratch on a budget.

I had to include the pretty blogger shot with flowers and a cute towel (I scored this mermaid one from the Southern Living store at the beach.) In reality, this sink is already stained with paint and usually has several paint brushes and rollers in it.

You do not have to spend a fortune to have a beautiful laundry room. Get my tips for how we built a laundry room from scratch on a budget.

We installed a floating shelf above the washer and hung a re-purposed cabinet above the dryer to hide all the detergent and other laundry supplies.

You do not have to spend a fortune to have a beautiful laundry room. Get my tips for how we built a laundry room from scratch on a budget.

I also made this fun chalkboard laundry art for the wall to hold the socks that lose their mates (they always turn up later!) and this farmhouse style sign. (Tutorial coming soon!)

You do not have to spend a fortune to have a beautiful laundry room. Get my tips for how we built a laundry room from scratch on a budget.

You do not have to spend a fortune to have a beautiful laundry room. Get my tips for how we built a laundry room from scratch on a budget.

Some of the ways we saved money in the laundry room were:


Installed the vinyl flooring ourselves: It is not too hard...check out my tutorial!

Used leftover paint from another project: Since the room was small, we did not need an entire gallon of paint, so I shopped my stash and used a pale yellow that I had used upstairs.

Used items I already had on hand: The small laundry basket was collecting dust in the guest bedroom closet, I made the chalkboard wall art from supplies I already had, and the towel holder was part of my Haven Conference swag from Moen.

Shop second hand stores: I got the cabinet from the local Habitat ReStore for $17 and painted it, as well as replaced the molding and hardware. I picked up the floating shelf for $4 from Goodwill and gave it a few coats of paint.

You do not have to spend a fortune to have a beautiful laundry room. Get my tips for how we built a laundry room from scratch on a budget.

Comment below and let me know your favorite part of the space!

8 comments:

  1. Your laundry room looks great!I know that you have put so much time and work into it, and it has truly paid off!

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  2. This is such a nice space! Wow! I never thought about FINISHING off an area in the basement for a laundry room, but this is a brilliant idea! I so need to mention this to my hubby! Ha!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. Thank you so much! It makes such a difference!

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  3. I am so jealous. There are two things that would ever excite me and need to be a must in my future first home (if that ever happens, lol) - a good kitchen and good laundry room. If they are bad, it's a pass. I'm in love with this. You did everything so amazingly! Especially that sliding door :)

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    1. Thanks Ashley! This is my first REAL laundry room and I seriously love it! I don't even hate going down to do laundry (now folding and putting it away is another story!) I agree about the kitchen...thats the next major thing on our list....one day!'

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