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Most of the upkeep around the house falls to me. While I am generally too busy taking care of what needs to be fixed or replaced, sometimes I would love to redesign a room to make it look and function better. The laundry area is one part of my home that I would love to redesign. I have tons of ideas I’d like to implement so I thought I would share a few tips from Jenny Komenda, decorator and blogger at The Little Green Notebook with you in case you would like to redesign your laundry room too.
Redesign Your Laundry Room with These Tips
Tip #1: Dealing with a dark, cave-like laundry room is a chore in and of itself! By taking off the doors on a few of your upper cabinets, you’ll open up the space and create a place to store baskets. In this laundry room, we assigned baskets for every member of the house, which makes sorting a breeze!
Tip #2: Why not decoupage or paint insides of cabinets for a fun pop of color? It’s a guaranteed smile each and every time you reach for your detergent.
Tip #3: Don’t like the cabinets, floors and countertops in your laundry room? Every surface can be painted or resurfaced! For less than $30 in materials, the outdated linoleum, brick pavers and old, dark cabinets were updated in this laundry room with paint and with a concrete overlay product.
Tip #4 A rolling laundry butler can be your best friend, doing triple duty with a hanging bar, a rolling basket and a drying rack. It’s the perfect choice for a laundry room with limited space that hasn’t been updated in a few decades.
Tip #5: Don’t neglect your laundry room walls! Hanging interesting art and mirrors will elevate your room and make it feel less utilitarian and more “homey”. Suddenly those 400 loads of laundry most of us will do this year might actually be enjoyable!
Tip #6: Use a slab of stone or a simple piece of painted MDF on top of the washer/dryer units to create a folding station and to prevent socks from slipping in between the appliances.
We have a very small laundry area in the bathroom so I don’t have cabinets or room to add extra accessories. I headed off to Home Depot to see what I could do. The Home Depot is your one-stop shop for finding everything you need for your laundry room, including great cleaning products, appliances, organizing, storage and decorating items.To celebrate the #BrilliantHEClean campaign, Home Depot is offering a $100 gift card with the purchase of a Maytag Powerwash machine & 150 oz. Tide.
I decided to give the top of my washer/dryer all in one unit a different look. We have been using a folded towel on top which isn’t the look I was looking for. The people at Home Depot in Rutland, Vermont were very helpful for answering my questions and helping me find exactly what would work for me.
- 24″ x 24″ 3/4″ thickness medium density fiberboard (MDF)
- 4 stick on tiles in “Gray Marble” design
- 1 small tester size paint in Rolling Pebble
Technically, if you want to do this “right” (as my Father says), I should have cut the MDF to 26″ x 26 1/2″ which is the exact measurement of my washer/dryer all in one unit. BUT that would mean that I would need to then cut the stick on tiles with a straight edge to make cover the entire surface since the tiles only come in 12″ squares. Honestly, I don’t have time for that & I like the way this looks. If you want to do it “right” order your materials the exact size and cut to fit.
- Paint the back, sides and about 1″ of the front of the MDF in the color of your choice. I had my daughter do the painting.
- Let it dry.
- Peel the backing off the tiles and very, very carefully stick them in place.
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Ellen is a busy mom of a 22-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn’t have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.