From Dark to Bright - A Laundry Room Redo that Inspires
Jenny from The Little Green Notebook takes her dark and outdated laundry room and turns it into a bright and clever retreat that makes doing laundry more of a joy than a chore.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 Say goodbye to the outdated linoleum, brick pavers and old, dark cabinets.
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.
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!
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.