Before & After: Laundry Room Renovation

Going to the laundromat or doing laundry in dark basements via coin-op was the norm before I moved into my house this past Fall. The small, 5x8 foot room off of the kitchen was the perfect area in which to create a clean and bright laundry room. The previous owners had used this room for storage — but I knew it had so much more potential. No one needs a window in a storage closet, but in a laundry room? Yes please!

I had purchased these bold-patterned green-leaf linen curtains for my previous kitchen and thought they would be perfect for this room as a way to add a pop of color. I went with white walls and a marbled ceramic tile that complements the white but also has hints of yellow to pick up the white oak floors in the kitchen. I shared my bathroom renovation recently and am very thankful not to have chosen white tile for this room. This tile has just enough pattern to hide light dirt and dust.

I hung the curtains at the base of the soffit to play up the ceiling height and added wall decor that loosely relates to a 'colorful jungle' theme. Everything pictured here (other than the appliances and heat register) was something I already owned from previous apartments. My style is pretty consistent and things seems to mix and match and come together easily.

The large closet on the left wall hides the vacuum, cleaning supplies, laundry basket, and coats.

Images: Tanya Lacourse