Your laundry room is a very functional space, but that doesn't mean it has to be a boring one. These homeowners, not content with their existing builder-grade laundry rooms, set out to transform these humble spaces into something a little more useful, and much more beautiful. If you're lucky enough to have a laundry room all your own, you'll find plenty to inspire you in these four transformations.
Above (and lead image), Yellow Brick Home shows off their new long-awaited laundry room, which was created by walling off a section of the bedroom. Now it's got a stacking washer/dryer, sink, cabinets for days, and hanging hamper bags for sorting. Not to mention the ostrich wallpaper. Kim and Scott have since dubbed it the cutest room in the house.
In this makeover from Vintage Revivals, a pretty standard builder-grade laundry room (two machines, one sad cabinet) got a serious upgrade thanks to new tile, built-in cabinets, and a countertop which provides layout space and gives the machines more of a built-in appearance. Moving the washer and dryer right next to each other leaves room for a bit of hanging space on the left.
Here's another laundry room that was functional but unsightly, with open storage which made the small space seem incredibly cluttered. Iris from Around the Watts House added a countertop and some built-in cabinets, where all those laundry supplies can be neatly tucked away.
This laundry room upgrade is a bit simpler than the previous two, and a testament to the big impact a few small changes can have in a little space. In her laundry room, Julie Blanner painted the walls, replaced the cabinet hardware, and added a skirt to her utility sink. She also brought her washer and dryer back down to their original height, which allows for layout space on top.
Finally, here's a laundry room makeover from Myquillyn at Nesting Place, who's renting but still wanted to make the most of her space. The big changes here are painting the wall, adding shelves, and adding a countertop above the two laundry machines (which is tremendously helpful in creating a layout space where socks won't disappear behind the machines). The finished product is beautiful and streamlined — and totally achievable on even a tiny budget.
Re-edited from a post originally published 3.28.17