Laundry Room Makeover

Laundry Room Makeover

Today’s post is a flashback to our laundry room make over, from last summer. Now that I have finally got all the finishing touches installed and done, so now I want to post all the details.

I am sure most of you are like me, and hate doing laundry. I always had dreams of creating a Pinterest style laundry room. Well I finally was able create a space that not only makes laundry easier, but it’s such a great room you never want to leave.

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As you can see below our original laundry room was very basic and boring. However, I was very excited that it had a window as I have always wanted one in my laundry room. Natural light is so important in decorating, it will make a major difference in ambient light, especially in a tasking zone. On the plus side we did  have enough forethought to install a mop sink while we were building. Even though it was ugly and very utilitarian, at least we would have the plumbing in place for a future sink. You may also notice the really pretty tile, I was so lucky to be able to pick hand pick this tile. It maybe difficult to see, but it actually has a lovely gray on gray linen pattern printed into the tile. This adds just a touch of lux to this hardworking  space. I also love the large 12 x 16 rectangular tiles, they create the illusion of a bigger space. To start off my project right, one of my sweet neighbors, referred me to Scott Sibenaller at Absolute Custom Cabinetry . Which is how all my Pinterest laundry room dreams started to unfold. Scott was able to custom make each and every cabinet to my exact specification. We were even able to have a custom space made for our rolling cart to transfer all the clean laundry back to our closet. 
He also add shelves, build in recycle and trash receptacles, and created large cabinets to house my stock pile of laundry detergents and other cleaning supplies.  He is so talented, and I can not say enough great things about him. I am absolutely positive that my laundry room would not be the beautiful room it is today, if we had not worked with Scott.  Scott even made my farmhouse sink dreams come true. I can not tell you how excited I was to finally be able to have my long awaited farmhouse sink. We picked a Kraus farmhouse sink that came with a very industrial faucet and protective sink grid. This is so important since this sink is used to clean all kinds of things I prefer not to talk about. Which reminds me it even has a deep filter basket, made with long lift handles so you don’t ever have to touch the things that should not go down the drain. You know what I am talking about….This gorgeous slab of granite for our countertops came from Atlanta Stone Creations. We the help of owner Leo, we chose a beautiful slab of Black Pearl, which creates a stark complement to the simple white shaker style cabinets, plus I don’t have to worry about them getting stained or etched in my hardworking laundry room.

As you can see below, I was able to add in a very large area for folding laundry, which also doubles as my sewing desk. I have a cute little cushioned barstool that tucks completely under the desk, and my sewing machine conveniently fits perfectly in the upper cabinet above the baskets until needed. I must say I am also really love this great beadboard drying rack available from Ballard Designs. I had been eyeing them for a very long time, now with a laundry room large enough to utilize it, I had to have it. I always knew this would be a non neogiatable item, that must go in to my dream laundry room. I can now say after actually using the drying rack that it is very handy. Great for all your delicate hang to dry items, and when you finished it folds right back up into the wall, a makes a decorative statement piece. I have always said that decorating is all about the details. The details are what gives a space personality and  this room is not short on personalty at all. Check out all of the other fun details we added to carry out the laundry room theme and complete this lovely space. These sweet little clothespin cabinet pull were available online from Michael Aram.We added these super handy storage baskets. I currently house my loose wall flower inside one and those fragile lightbulbs in another. Now I am sure all you Joanna Gaines fans probably recognize this next beauty. The lost sock sign has been featured in some of Fixer Uppers most beautiful home renovations and was a must have for this space. *Please note that this post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. These involve no extra cost to you, but may result in me receiving a small commission – for which I am very grateful! You can view my full advertising disclosure here.

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I decided to repurpose an old antique ironing board into a full window topper. I added the fun vinyl logo to the board just to make the board a little bit more custom and add some character to the room. 

I also was I was antiquing I found the sweet little antique CLOROX bottle to which I added a stem of fresh cotton, to create a cute floral piece.  This padded floor mat is such a welcome relief to my tired feet while folding up the fresh laundry. I just love the laundry symbols, and to honest I really did not know what half or them where until I read the mat….LOL. This must have item is still available at Ballard Designs.Of course the most important part of the laundry is it’s functionality. This room will see the biggest messes, dirty things and catch all the unwanted sealing tools that make the rest o the house pretty. I tried to tuck away most of my work horses so they are still visually appealing but not just tossed into the room. Everything has a home.Here are a few of the behind the scenes work horses, that I would not normally post pictures about. It may not be the prettiest part of my laundry room, but lets face it, this where all the mops and cleaning supplies are are housed. So in order to give you a full picture of the complete laundry make over, I felt like it had to be included too. You can get so many great organizational tools like these all at my place, the container store. 

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I hope you have enjoyed this post, as much as we have enjoyed our new laundry room! It’s all super organized and April fresh over here at #chateaugainer. Also we would love for  you to follow us on PinterestIntsagram and Twitter,  to keep up with all of our latest projects, and the what’s happening now part of our lives. 

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WALL PAINT- Agreeable Gray Sherwin Williams TRIM PAINT- Pure White Sherwin Williams FLOORS- 16×24 Smoke/Linen Interceramic  CABINETS- Pure White Shaker Style- Scott@ Absolute Custom Cabinetry CABINET PULLS- Clothes Pin Pull Michael Aram COUNTERTOP- Granite Black Pearl, Leo@Atlanta Stone Creations LIGHTS- HALO LED Retro Fit Can Light  SINK- Kraus 30″ Farmhouse  DRYING RACK- Bead Board Rack Ballard Designs LAUNDRY RUG- Laundry Comfort Mat Ballard Designs LOST SOCKS SIGN- Magnolia Market RUG- Gray & White Stripe HomeGoods  Door Vinyl- Laundry Room Honey Drop Decals Ironing Board Vinyl- All the Good Dirt-Sweetums Signatures

92 Comments

  1. What’s up, just wanted to mention, I loved this article. It was very practical. Keep on posting!

  2. Thanks to the terrific on how to design a beautiful laundry room.

  3. No matter how pretty this room is you still have to do laundry, but I agree it makes that part a little better.

  4. All I can say is wow, this is a laundry room and half! I would probably really enjoy laundry a whole more in this beautiful room. Great job it is gorgeous!

  5. I love your laundry room make over it is lovely. I would probably spend more time in one if I has a pretty one like this.

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  14. Had to leave you a comment to say how much I love this laundry room. It really is farmhouse perfection at it’s finest!

  15. This is really what my dream laundry room would look like, I love the window for natural light, the folding and drying stations, and lets not forget the adorable cabinet hardware!

  16. OMG I LOVE your laundry room, it would make me want to do the Laundry.

  17. Jen I love this room so much. I think its awful that your laundry room is one of my favorites. If you spend a lot of time in there, like I do you want something pretty to look at, not just boring wire shelves and machines.

  18. I love this room so much, I think laundry would be so much easier to do in such a pretty environment like this.

  19. Love this laundry room design, it looks so clean and organized.

  20. You have so much space in your laundry room, I would love to have a farmhouse sink and folding cabinet, it would make this chore much easier.

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  23. I sure wish I had read this post a little sooner, I would have relocated our laundry room to another are of our home upon building too! I have always wanted a window in there.

  24. I think this a beautiful Laundry Room full of all the things that make laundry more enjoyable.

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  30. Oh girl I love your laundry room. Sad for me to say I love a laundry room, but I would probably washing clothes more in a beautiful room like this.

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  32. I simply desire to have a beautiful laundry room just like this one. I also wanted to say thanks once again for such a delightful read.

  33. Thank you a lot for providing me with inspiration for a updated laundry room. Yours is so beautiful and well designed. I love everything you have done with it, especially those super cute cabinet pulls, and all the vinyl lettering. It really is just perfection.

  34. I have to tell you I am in love with your laundry room. The window, the cabinets, that farmhouse sink, those cute knobs…..all of it, wrap it up and send it right over to me please. ūüėÄ

  35. Thanks for all your effort on this website. Just got to tell you this laundry room is really very fabulous. It is exactly what I would want in a laundry room.

  36. I have tell you how much I love your laundry room. It is so spacious and well designed. I really love those cabinet pulls, and the farm house sink, which is pretty spectacular for a laundry room.

  37. I wish to show you some love and tell you how much I covet your laundry room. Mine is just a simple pass thru from the garage so it catches everything. I wish it could be a nicer space like yours with a window and sink. It truly is a Pinterest worthy laundry room.

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  39. Yes you have the perfect laundry room that is for sure. For the amount of time mom’s and wives spend in these rooms you would think they would be designed better. I also have the cheap old pass through laundry room which is always a mess and catches all kinds of junk from the garage, which I hate. It looks as if yours is upstairs too, near the closets that the clothes go into, which is super handy. I hate lugging all the clothes up and down the steps, what a pain.

  40. Thank you for all of your effort on this site. I am really loving your laundry room, and reading the post about how you decided to create it. The cabinet are really nice and your installer did a great job too. Fantastic!

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  42. OMG I love your laundry room!!! Those cute little handles and that fair house sink are perfect. I also really like that the folding table doubles a your sewing station, that is a really great idea and location for a sewing area. Thanks very much for this reliable and amazing help. I will not hesitate to recommend the website to any individual who requires recommendations about this issue.

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  46. I wish I had a laundry room like this, oh my gosh laundry would be a breeze, and I would probably enjoy doing it in a space that pretty. I have always wanted a window in my laundry room to add some natural light but my basement is short on windows.

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  53. That’s 2 clever, I love you laundry room and those handles are adorable. Thanks for sharing your pointers worthy room!

  54. An ingeilltent point of view, on redesigning this room and so well expressed! Thanks!

  55. Which came first, the problem or the solution? Luckily it doesn’t matter because this beautiful room loves it all, lol.

  56. Super jazzed about getting that kno-how to do this reno. Love everything about this room!

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  60. You laundry room has my jaw on the floor. It is like you handed your builder a Pinterest picture and said I want this. Now people will hand builders your picture for a laundry room build. Circle of life.

  61. Spot on with this write-up, I truly love your laundry and suppose it would make me want to actually do laundry. This web site warrants so much more consideration, you should be mainstream. I will be back, thanks for that info.

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  63. Thank you so much for giving inspiration for a pretty laundry room, I have so many ideas of what I though I wanted and now I know what I want for sure, your laundry room!

  64. I want to express my sincerest admiration for your beautiful laundry room. Oh my the laundry I would do if I had this room. You are a lucky girl. Great site, by the way, I am adding to my bookmarks. I feel that I will want to find you again soon.

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  68. A lot of thanks for your own efforts you are putting in on this blog. Your Laundry room turned out amazing!! How come you did not use this space for your ORC, it would have given you a win for sure? You are conducting a first class job.

  69. Thanks for dropping by, I wish I could have used this room for the ORC, but at the time I did this renovation I had no idea about the challenge.Heck I didn’t even have a blog at the time, or know that I would enjoy blogging the way I have. LOL I actually wrote up the post a year after the actual renovation just to have some content for my new started page. Started my blog in January of this year, heard about the ORC in March,and dove right in, the rest is history.

  70. Those design techniques are utilized in the good way to recognize that space. I am sure there are thousands of more pleasurable thing soft people to do other than laundry, but you are making that chore olio better all the time. Fantastic post for individuals who need a improvement for there chores and they need to start reading from your site.

  71. Shoot I would love to do laundry in that laundry room. Just to have a window is a big deal to me, but the rest of the room is gorgeous. You lucky girl!

  72. The laundry room turned out so pretty I would not mind doing laundry at all in there. Thanks for all of the work on this web page. You’re carrying out a really good job.

  73. Holy cow I love this laundry room. It is huge and beautifully designed, that farmhouse sink is fabulous and the perfect size for such a large laundry room.

  74. Love your laundry room it truly is very pretty. I actually love this website and aspire to recreate a few of these projects.

  75. Well isn’t this room pretty. I would totally do laundry more often if I had a room like this one. Thanks for the share.

  76. My spouse and i were absolutely glad to find this post, your ideas are great and design vision is extraordinary. It’s not at all simplistic and hard to live in and it just to happens that you are giving out tips that most people could have been selling. We acknowledge the blog and want you to know we grateful for that. Thanks for all!

  77. Your house is beautiful to me. That laundry room is what Pinterest dreams remade of! Thanks for sharing now I want a whole new laundry room do.

  78. This website is really a stroll-through all the best farmhouse ideas. All you got to do is just take glimpse here, and you will undoubtedly discover what you are looking for. This laundry room makes mine look so sad, #goals.

  79. Thanks for the share I have to say I have a little bit of laundry room envy going on over here. Your is beautiful, I am sure it makes the chore of laundry that much easier when the space it pretty.

  80. I have seen it all now. Your laundry room would actually make me want to go do laundry, it is Pinterest Perfection!!!!!!!!! I love the clothes pin handles and that drying rack, OMG and the rug and the sink…..LOVE IT ALL

  81. Thanks for sharing, this is a fantastic post.Really looking forward to read more. Fantastic.

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  84. We have always rented so we haven’t ever had a “Laundry Room.” I would love this style. I am definitely pinning this for later. Thank you for sharing this beauty.

  85. You have a dream laundry room. Great job on your makeover. Those cabinet pulls are the best!

  86. Looks amazing!! Love the little details like the clothspin knobs! So adorable!! Also love the farmhouse sink ūüôā I just redid my laundry room and put one in too, definitely my fav feature ūüôā Also love the space for the laundry basket! Great job!

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