From Dark to Bright - A Laundry Room Redo that Inspires

Jenny from The <a href="http://littlegreennotebook.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Little Green Notebook</a> takes her dark and outdated laundry room and turns it into a bright and clever retreat that makes doing laundry more of a joy than a chore. Jenny from The <a href="http://littlegreennotebook.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Little Green Notebook</a> takes her dark and outdated laundry room and turns it into a bright and clever retreat that makes doing laundry more of a joy than a chore.
Jenny from The Little Green Notebook transforms her dark laundry room into a bright and efficient room. #BrightIdeas

Jenny from The Little Green Notebook takes her dark and outdated laundry room and turns it into a bright and clever retreat that makes doing laundry more of a joy than a chore.

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Jenny created a laundry room makeover, full of clever ideas. The room was transformed as the result of many small and easy projects that you can do with a little elbow grease and materials from The Home Depot.
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Jenny's goal was to create a functional, well-designed space, where she could get clothes clean in one wash and have more time to spend with her family and friends.
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Dealing with a dark, cave-like laundry room is a chore in and of itself! By taking off the doors on a few of her upper cabinets, she opened up the space and created a place to store baskets. She assigned baskets for every member of the house, which makes sorting a breeze!
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Why not decoupage or paint the insides of your cabinets for a fun pop of color? It's a guaranteed smile each and every time you reach for your Tide® detergent. Also don't ignore the door. Jenny adhered some cork panels on the inside of the cabinet doors and created a space to pin all those stain removal tips.
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Don't like the cabinets, floors and countertops in your laundry room? Every surface can be painted or resurfaced! She updated this room with paint and a concrete overlay for less than $30 in materials. Say goodbye to the outdated linoleum, brick pavers and old, dark cabinets.
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A rolling laundry butler can be your best friend, doing triple duty with a hanging bar, a rolling basket and a drying rack. Jenny found it to be the perfect choice for her smaller laundry rooms that hadn't been updated in a few decades.
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Don't neglect your laundry room walls! Hanging interesting art and mirrors will elevate your room and make it feel less utilitarian and a little homier. Suddenly those 400 loads of laundry most of us will do this year might actually be enjoyable!
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A folding station makes all the difference. Use a slab of stone or a simple piece of painted MDF on top of your washer/dryer units to create a folding station that also prevents socks from slipping in between the appliances!

For full tutorial, check Jenny's blog Little Green Notebook.