This is a story of what once was the saddest laundry room in the history of life. It is a small 4′ x 6′ walk through to the garage of our home. It has been neglected and pushed aside for 5+ years, I previously wrote it off as hopeless and a lost cause… and not worth the effort. I decided a couple months ago that if I could spend a tiny bit of money in here, and use a LOT of what we already had… perhaps I could make it less of an embarrassment. This is what it looked like when we moved in. So much blah.
Nothing terrible, nothing great… NO storage, but functional. A couple years ago when we added open shelving in our kitchen we put the cabinets in here and tore out the builder grade shelf. It wasn’t a great improvement, but at least we had some more storage in there.
We also had added a cute laundry door from Lowe’s a couple years ago, and I trimmed out the door to match the rest of the trim in our home…
- Change the hallway door to a barn door to open the space up and feel less cluttered.
- Add a graphic wallpaper to elevate the room.
- Use what we have in our garage to add a shelf, a storage cabinet, and board and batten. (like literally… on these things… we spent NOTHING extra)
- Add a whole lot of functional + pretty storage.
In total, we spent about $250 on this makeover because we were able to get a lot of use out of the pile of extra lumber in our garage. That includes what we spent turning our existing laundry door into a barn door… a how to post is coming soon on that, just waiting on the hardware to arrive. Can you even believe it? A little imagination + a lot of hardwork went SUCH a long way in this space!