Our plain old lil' laundry room was looking a little...blah. I dreamed of sprucing it up with a front load washer/dryer but we're low budget at the moment so it's on to Plan B! I've set aside $300 to turn my laundry room from "blah" to "perty"
Here's the before:
My Design Plan:
1. Spruce up the walls! - We decided that yellow was the way to go! After staring at what seemed like a hundred different shades of yellow, we picked "Pale Lemon" by Glidden from the Home Depot.
I also loveeee beadboard but don't have a circular saw to cut out holes for electrical outlets,etc, so when I read about beadboard wallpaper, I was sold! I bought a roll from the Home Depot.
2. Add cabinets and open shelving- I wanted to put cabinets on both walls (above the washer/dryer and against the back wall) but after checking with my local township code office, I found out I can't put cabinets about the washer/dryer because of a fire sprinkler located on the wall. BOOOOO!!! That's ok, I've devised a clever plan to hide the wire shelves. Here are some laundry rooms I used as inspiration:
Retro Laundry Room (Lowes.com)
3. Add a narrow countertop - I wanted to add a folding space to the room and love the look of wood countertops and farmhouse tables. Here are a few inspiration pictures:
4. Add functional accessories - I wanted to find prettier ways to store detergent etc. and hide the plumbing stuff in the room
We've been working hard and the redo is almost done! Stay tuned for details! :)