Its hard to believe that such a small room can make such an impact on your daily activities, but considering we all wear clothing EVERY day (I hope!), then you all know just how important a laundry room can be. Well, my laundry room had become a collection of junk, disorganization and chaos! Â In fact, when I told my friends we were redoing the room, they were all like, â€œwhere is it?? Iâ€™ve never seen your laundry room!â€
That is because the door is ALWAYS shut! And this is whyâ€¦
Here is an even more open view. And I promise, I didnâ€™t junk this out for a more dramatic before shotâ€¦ this is how it normally looked!
So, for Christmas, I talked Kent into giving me a laundry room makeover. Iâ€™d seen the countertops over the washer/dryer on Pinterest and almost talked Kent into buying us a new front-loading dryer JUST so I could have a countertopâ€¦
Then we decided a countertop wasnâ€™t worth the cost of a new dryer when ours works just fine. So, he designed a solution that worked with what we had. A wood painted countertop with a shelf over the dryer buttons, which offers great functionality and is easy to remove and replace (IF/WHEN) our dryer goes out and we replace it with a front-loader.
And the end results are wonderful! Now, I am proud to leave my laundry door open for all the see! Here it is!
So clean and functional, and now so inviting I might ACTUALLY do some laundry! (Poor Kent has had to take over the majority of the laundry duties lately, so I think half the reason he wanted to do this project was in hopes that I would take back that role!)
He also took down the hanging rod and added a couple shelves (from Lowes) and baskets (Garden Ridge) for additional storage. A couple over the door hooks are sufficient to hang any clothes I need to dry on a hanger. I also have hopes of covering the humidifier boxes with cute paper to really jazz it up.
And here is a look inside the cabinets.
One of the concerns with the top loading dryer was access to the lint trap. So Kent created a trap door so we can clean out the lint trap and not burn our house down. And side note, isnâ€™t that lamp so cute! $12 at Garden Ridge, and seriously, it makes the room for me! I leave it on all day for an inviting glowâ€¦ â€œCome in, fold some laundry!!â€
So there it is. Our laundry room reveal. A few hours of hard work, a small budget, some paint, and awesome results. I think Iâ€™d like this room if I was a buyer looking at a house, donâ€™t you? I mean, at least compared to the before shots. Now thatâ€™s some good staging!Â