Projects & Improvements

Before & After: A Catch-All Laundry Room Gets Beautiful and Functional

published Jul 25, 2014
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(Image credit: Anna Sundman)

Not everyone is brave enough to show off their laundry room like Anna. Hers was the room that accumulated all of the extra “I-don’t-quite-know-what-to-do-with-this-right-now-so-I’m-going-to-leave-it-here-and-forget-all-about-it.” Finally enough was enough and Anna decided her laundry room should be functional for, you know, actual laundry.

(Image credit: Anna Sundman)

These were Anna’s goals:
•A surface to sort and fold laundry comfortably.
•A place to hang ironing.
•A better system for the ironing board (which used to hang on the back of the door and prevent anyone from entering the room while it was in use).

From Anna:

The walls are painted with some oops! paint from the Home Depot (which cost all of $7) and I found the bar stool on Craigslist for $30. The clothing rod is actually a towel rack from IKEA that cost about $10. I made the peg rack using some extra lumber and IKEA pegs and also built the floating shelf with some plywood, lumber, screws, and a few L-brackets; it cost about $40. I kept the baskets the same and borrowed the rug and artwork from the rest of my house, so all in all the whole project came to just under $100.

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Thank you Anna!