Today I’m giving you a tour of our small laundry room makeover. Our laundry room is the smallest area in our home and there have been many times we wish it was bigger.
We usually enter and exit our home through the laundry room so it gets a lot of foot traffic. Because of this, I decided I wanted to make this space something I enjoyed looking at.
I know…looking at a laundry room isn’t something you think about but for me it was a big deal.
I started brainstorming what I wanted for our small laundry room makeover and headed to Pinterest to see what I could find.
I searched small laundry room ideas and found this inspiration. I shared my idea with my husband, we made a plan, and got busy on our small laundry room makeover.
Here is what our laundry room looked like BEORE. I wish I had taken a picture with all the junk still in there but I forgot. Just picture random beach towels, light bulbs, and cleaning supplies all over the shelf without any rhyme or reason.
Here is the AFTER!
We finally got rid of our super old washer and dryer. Like so old that my parents had them when I was in high school. We replaced them with front loaders.
A lot of people told me about how water builds up on the ledge of the front loading washers so we installed some hooks on the wall to hang tea towels on. We use the tea towels to dry the inside ledge and door of the washer.
I found the little laundry tin at T.J. Maxx and it holds our unstopable laundry pebbles.
The straw basket usually olds stray socks, or our dust pan, and covers the water hook up.
Here’s a little look underneath the wooden boards to see how we put the boards up. Instead of attaching the boards to the corner brackets, we ended up laying them on top of the corner brackets. That way if we need to get to the water hook up we can just pick up the boards. The 2 x 4’s are not sitting on the washer and dryer, instead they are resting on the corner brackets.
For the stain I used Miniwax American Signature.
My goal for this space was to create a space that I really love and enjoy, in hopes it would help us look past how small the space is , and encourage us to enjoy what we have. I’m happy to say that even though it is still a tight squeeze I am so in love with this space! It actually makes doing laundry more enjoyable…haha…well as enjoyable as laundry can be.
Sources: Baskets-Tuesday Morning, Laundry Sign – Michael’s, Laundry Tin – T.J. Maxx, Straw Basket – Ikea, Key holder – Target, Striped Laundry Basket – Amazon, White Shelves, 2 x 4’s, Stain, Corner Brackets and Black Brackets – Home Depot