Disclosure: I received the Conair Steamer from Wikibuy in exchange for featuring it in this Laundry Room Reno Reveal. All opinions and ideas expressed on this blog are my own.
Have you ever had a project which seemed to last forever, or at least much longer than it should? Well, that's how I feel about our recent laundry room renovation. For years I've been dreaming and planning and choosing each little detail, to create a functional space for the entire family. I had a vision of myself in a beautiful, open area with Frank Sinatra's voice floating through the air while I joyfully folded load after load of laundry. And while I don't fold with unrequited joy, I am proud to say the space where I do my folding, and my frame of mind regarding laundry has changed.
When we moved into our home, some six years ago, the laundry room, or maybe more appropriately called, the mudroom, was a small but separate space linking our garage to the kitchen. A set of cabinets seemed to aimlessly float on one wall opposite a window, while the washer and dryer sat unassumingly on a worn linoleum floor. The space was screaming for a makeover.
After days worth of research, meetings with contractors, Pinterest boards and blog posts full of inspiration, and discussions with family and friends, I came up with a wish list.
- More, efficient cabinet space
- The addition of a sink
- A large, flat countertop
- Tile flooring
I'm thrilled with the final results. The colors play well with one another without competing for attention, and the room is a separate space but a great compliment to the look of our kitchen. The addition of the sink has already been infinitely beneficially since spring thunderstorms seem to produce soaking wet, muddy little boys. I also appreciate the extra storage the cabinets offer, and the countertop space is a stable platform for crafting, laundry, or other shenanigans, like a birthday cake display. We've added new front loader Samsung washer and dryers, as well as a new Conair steamer to make sure our clothes are in crisp condition for date nights or work meetings.
But honestly, it's the details that I enjoy the most; the oversized mason jar which holds all the laundry detergent and the geographic hamper which provides us with an easy place to toss stray socks, dirty towels, or just rouge clutter which needs an extra rinse cycle.
How do you like the final results? What are some of your favorite details? Now onto the next project, which I think will be our guest bedroom.
If you're interested in checking out some of our other home renovation projects, you'll find the guest bathroom renovation here and the nursery renovation here.