Redesign Your Laundry Room and My DIY

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This post on how to redesign your laundry room has been sponsored by P&G, Maytag and The Home Depot.  All opinions are mine and mine alone.

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

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 For less than $30 in materials, the outdated linoleum, brick pavers and old, dark cabinets were updated in this laundry room with paint and with a concrete overlay product.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.

Redesign Your Laundry Room

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.

Materials:

  • 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.

Directions:

Redesign Your Laundry Room

 

Redesign Your Laundry Room

  • 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.

Redesign Your Laundry Room

  • Peel the backing off the tiles and very, very carefully stick them in place.

Redesign Your Laundry Room

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  1. Liza @ Views From the 'Ville says
    I learned that steam removes 99.9% of household bacteria - I seriously had no idea!  Now I need a steam washer :)
  2. Liza @ Views From the 'Ville says
    I would redesign my laundry room by adding more accessible storage.  At only 5'2", those shelves above the washer & dryer don't do me much good!
  3. Hanging up some artwork or mirrors can help make the laundry room feel a little bit more homier and a place that is more welcoming.
  4. Steam helps remove stains and 99.9% of household bacteria
  5. We need more space, so I would add more space by knocking a wall down and putting some decor in the laundry room
  6. The steam-enhanced cycles penetrate fabric fibers to effectively relax wrinkles and refresh clothe
  7. Kelsey Apley says
    Who knew that steam would remove 99.9% of bacteria. That is good to know and I think worth doing!! 
  8. get a new washer and dryer and also the cabinets would not be for family antique dishes and leave us more room to more storage to use. also take the freezer out to put a clothing sorter there. 
  9. Keely Hostetter says
    Steam helps remove stains and 99.9% of household bacteria, I would like to have a washer that does that. Thanks for the great giveaway
  10. tara pittman says
    I like the baskets to hold everything
  11. Keely Hostetter says
    I would love to have more shelving to organize stuff, it would love much cleaner
  12. I actually just bought a rolling laundry sorter to separate out my clothes. It beats throwing them on the floor. I still have a ways to go with my laundry area before I'm happy with it. Thanks for the tips.
  13. I learned that I can enter their website sweepstakes and that sweepstakes ENDS AUGUST 19, 2013.  WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY SEPTEMBER 1, 2013.
  14. I learned that steam washing actually removes 99.9% of bacteria.
  15. Adrienne Gordon says
    I learned they have lots of free helpful advice
  16. Sarah Coulsey says
    I love that the HE Washer machines use less water then other machines
  17. adding mirrors in your laundry room will fool you into thinking it's bigger  -something my laundry "closet" could relaly use!
  18. Linda @ Linda's Lunacy says
    The steam cycle removes up to 99.9% of household bacteria.
  19. Lisa Weidknecht says
    I learned they're having a giveaway too!!!
  20. Lisa Weidknecht says
    I'd redesign by building open shelving above the washer and dryer. My laundry room is TINY.
  21. steam washing removes 99.9 % of household bacteria
  22. I would add a sink to my laundry room
  23. courtney d says
    steam kills 99% of bacteria
  24. courtney d says
    steam kills 99% of bacteria
  25. courtney d says
    I would add shelving
  26. I learned I need to do some stem cleaning !
  27. I learned I need to do some stem cleaning !
  28. Angela Kinder says
    I learned that you can hanging interesting art to make it feel less utilitarian and a little homier. 
  29. I learned that steam removes 99.9% of household bacteria.
  30. Paige Chandler says
    I learned HE washing machines use less water.
  31. Amanda Emily says
    That steam can kill 99.9% of household bacteria.
  32. I learned that HE washing machines use less water than regular-top loading washing machines.
  33. I would redesign my laundry room by adding a flat surface area where I can fold clothes! I'd also add more cabinet space!
  34. Margaret Smith says
    I learned that HE washing machines use less water.
  35. Margaret Smith says
    I would redesign our laundry room by painting the walls a fresh color and adding white cabinets.
  36. I learned you can enter to win a $5000 new laundry room. I would love to add more shelves.
  37. I learned they have a fantastic giveaway going on! (and I entered it)
  38. I would add shelving and lots of hooks
  39. I learned that steam washing removes 99.9 % of household bacteria.
  40. i learned if you buy a maytag washer you get a $100 gift card and a 3 month supply of Tide, cool!
  41. if i could somehow turn my laundry closet into a room, that would be great, a closet is not enough for storage and hamper space.
  42. Toni Allen says
    i learned that HE washing machines use less water tmarie56@hotmail.com
  43. Toni Allen says
    i would like to secction off the part of the basement where the laundry is tmarie56@hotmail.com
  44. I learned that the HE washing machines use less water than my standard machine. I really need one of these, because my water bill is outrageous. Thanks for the review and opportunity.
  45. I learned that steam helps remove stains and 99.9% of household bacteria.
  46. amybelle2001 says
    I learned that the Tide HE is specially formulated to combat the higher level of soil to water ratio caused by the design of the washer.
  47. amybelle2001 says
    I would add shelving to store dirty clothes and laundry supplies.
  48. The average family does around 400 loads of laundry each year
  49. I would have a better organized area rather than a corner of the basement
  50. Becky Cole says
    The average family does around 400 loads of laundry each year, I probably do more with 2 busy sons!
  51. steve weber says
    I would find a better spot for some of the soaps and other liquids.
  52. Stephanie Larison says
    I learned there's another contest on the site, and I entered it! :)
  53. Stephanie Larison says
    I'd have my husband make me some more cabinet space, our laundry room is pretty cramped right now.
  54. I learned tht steam kills bacteria.
  55. I learned just how effective steam is at killing germs. Awesome!
  56. I would add more baskets to hold things.
  57. Tiffany C. says
    I learned a little about soil concentration.
  58. Lisa Brown says
    I learned: The Maxima X Front Load Steam Washer with the PowerWash Cycle has an extra-large 7.4 cu. ft. capacity.
  59. Lisa Brown says
    I rent, so I cannot redo the laundry room. I can paint, but that's it.
  60. Ann Fantom says
    I learned that I should have a folding station that also prevent socks from slipping in between the appliances!
  61. SHELLEY R ZUREK says
    I can win a $5000 laundry room makeover!
  62. I learned that HE machines use less water than the top loading washing machines use.
  63. April Brenay says
    The steam feature is awesome! plus it would be great for those crazy Sunday mornings getting ready for church, not having to fight over the iron!
  64. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says
    They have a great contest too vmkids3 at msn dot com
  65. The average family does around 400 loads of laundry each year 
  66. I learned that steam helps remove stains and 99.9% of household bacteria. 
  67. My laundry room is pretty good as it is, but I really need to deal with the clutter!
  68. learned that steam helps remove stains and 99.9% of household bacteriakport207 at gmail dot com
  69. I learned you can win a washer and dryer
  70. I love that there's a contest, that's what I learned, and you can win Tide or a Maytag.
  71. I would like more shelves
  72. That steam washing actually removes 99.9% of bacteria
  73. Michelle Olms says
    I learned that steam can remove stains and 99.9% of household bacteria.
  74. sarah buki says
    entered Tide contest and learned of magical powers of steam!
  75. Maureen G says
    It is good to know that the dryer has an extra-large 7.4 cu. ft. capacity so I'll be doing fewer loads each week.
  76. Heather Hayes Panjon says
    I learned that Steam helps remove stains and 99.9% of household bacteria!
  77. Heather Hayes Panjon says
    I Would Re-Design My Laundry Room By Adding A Folding Table, Shelves For Better Organization, And New Laundry Baskets!
  78. Monique Rizzo says
    Steam kills bacteria.Thanks for the chance.mogrill12@gmail.com
  79. I didn't know the steam gets so many stains out!
  80. Christina Sparks says
    That they have a contest to win a $5000 remodel
  81. Christina Sparks says
    I would paint the room add more storage area so I can hide the detergent, bleach and dryer sheets. Get a more efficient and updated washer and dryer. 
  82. I learned I could get a $100 mastercard gc from the HOME DEPOT if I buy a Maytag wahser and a 3 month supply of Tide!
  83. Mary Casper says
    steam helps remove a large percentage of bacteria
  84. Jessamine D. says
    I learned that HE machines use less water than regular top--loading machines.
  85. Tabathia B says
    the he washer uses less water than traditional machines
  86. Linda Lansford says
    this model offers a 4.1 cu. ft. capacity you can always count on to get the job done right.
  87. Linda Lansford says
    I would paint and change the flooring
  88. Robin Wilson says
    Well of course I entered the laundry room makeover sweeps.  But I also learned that you can tips on how to do your own redesign on their website.
  89. Stephanie Hirsch says
    Steam washing helps remove 99.9% of all bacteria
  90. I learned a helpful tip: a slab of stone or a simple piece of painted MDF on top of washer/dryer units can be used to create a folding station!
  91. I learned that they are having a great giveaway
  92. You can make a folding station on top of the appliances
  93. I'd move it! it's currently in the completely detached garage so I have to go outside and down the stairs in what ever weather we are having
  94. Steam removes stains and 99.9% of bacteria...who knew?!  I never would have guessed that! 
  95. We need cabinets and a place to hang...our laundry room is a mess!! Plus our washing machine broke a couple months ago and we haven't been able to replace it yet!
  96. I would add folding area for sure and more storage space.
  97. I learned one tip- Hanging interesting art and mirrors will elevate your room and make it feel less utilitarian and a little homier.
  98. kristi@ishouldbemoppingthefloor says
    I learned HE washers use a lot less water than regular top load ones.
  99. kristi@ishouldbemoppingthefloor says
    I would add more shelves to my laundry room.
  100. Good to know that Steam helps remove stains and 99.9% of household bacteria.  Nice feature.amy [at] utry [dot] it
  101. I seriously need more working service area in my laundry area.  I love your idea and simple solution.  But I would need to build it on the shelves next to the washer and dryer as mine are the older models that opens on top and not the side. :)  amy [at] utry [dot] it
  102. Judith Smith says
    That you need to use Tide HE in front loaders because of the soil to water ratio and the Tide HE suspends the dirt.  
  103. Judith Smith says
    I would redesign my laundry room by making it wider or not being the pass through from the kitchen to the garage.  It never fails that when I am in the laundry room taking the clothes out or putting them in the washer (front loader) my husband is coming from the garage.  He can't see me behind the door so there is always a collision.  
  104. Rebecca Graham says
    I learned HE washing machines used less water.
  105. I learned that the Maxima X has. 4.1 cut. ft capacity, which will save me time with fewer loads.
  106. Karey Smith says
    I really like your idea about making the washer topper.  I also like the idea "uncaving" your laundry room.  Mine is in the basement so it's never been decorated.  I'd like to now.
  107. I learned HE washing machines use less water than regular top loading washing machines.
  108. I'd redesign my laundry room by adding shelves and wallpaper.
  109. Jennifer B says
    I learned of an idea to put cork panels on the inside of the cabinet doors
  110. The average family does a butt-load of laundry and steam is a magical mystery tool against the fight of stains and bacteria!! :D
  111. Victoria Carlson says
    I learned that the Maxima X Washer uses steam to lift stains and kill 99% of bacteria!
  112. Wild Orchid says
    I learned that the HE washing machines and detergent allow for considerable water savings over time! Entered the rafflecopter as "Wild orchid"Thanks for the chance to win! wildorchid985 at gmail dot com
  113. Robin Wilson says
    My main problem is shelves and cabinets!  I need storage in a bad way!
  114. Thomas Murphy says
    I learned HD washing machines use less water than regular top-loading machines.
  115. Amy Honious says
    i learned that they feel a year's worth of laundry soap is 4 150 oz bottles!  LOL, maybe 4 months!  thanks for the awesome giveaway!
  116. I learned that steam removes 99.9% of household bacteria!  Very good to know!  Looks like I need a steam cleaner :) 
  117. I learned that steam helps remove stains and 99.9% of household bacteria.
  118. I learned the the steam enhanced cycles on the Maxima X HE dryer relaxes wrinkles.
  119. steam removes almost all bacteria!
  120. katherine d says
    If you have an HE washer, Tide HE can help cut down on the amount of soil in the water
  121. I learned that steam removes 99.9% of bacteria.
  122. I learned that steam helps remove stains and 99.9% of household bacteria.
  123. christine jessamine says
    I learned that steam can kill 99.9% of all household bacteria!
  124. Steve Stone says
    steam removes 99.9% of household bacteria
  125. Amanda Sakovitz says
    I learned that the steam used removes 99.9% of bacteria!
  126. Kyl Neusch says
    Steam helps remove stains and 99.9% of household bacteria
  127. soha molina says
    I learned: Why not decoupage or paint the insides of your cabinets for a fun pop of color? It's a guaranteed smile each and every time you reach for your detergent. Also don't ignore the door. Adhere some cork panels on the inside of the cabinet doors and create a space to pin all those stain removal tips.
  128. Christine Waddell says
    Steam helps remove stains and 99.9% of household bacteria. Awesome contest!
  129. Christine Waddell says
    I would repaint and add cabinets.
  130. I learned that you could win a new laundry room.
  131. Tammy Woodall says
    I knew that steam did a lot of good things for different reasons - but, I did not know that it killed 99.9% of household bacteria.
  132. Tammy Woodall says
    Your redesign of your laundry was fantastic and very economical. I too, have a dark laundry room... I'm going to use some of your tips to try and change that fact.
  133. the steam in this washer/dryer set helps remove 99.99% of bacteria. that's awesome 
  134. i would add some color... it's so blah!! And baskets to organize everything. It usually all ends up misplaced and falling over on my shelves 
  135. I learned that there's a 10-year limited parts warranty for the Maxima X™ Front Load Steam Washer.
  136. I would add some clothes racks and shelf!
  137. I learned steam removes wrinkles and bacteria.
  138. Kathy Penney @ Sparkles And A Stove says
    It looks really good! So much nicer than my laundry room! :-) Great DIY project. Thanks for sharing at All Things Pretty.
  139. I would like more shelving in there.
  140. I learned that HE washing machines are more efficient with water than regular machines.
  141. HE machines use less water than regular top loading machines
  142. I would want a sink plus a bit more room.
  143. Jessica H. says
    I love the idea about the corkboard inside the cabinets.  I would also love the folding station, but unfortunately I have a top loading machine. :(  Plus I learned that on average we do 400 loads of laundry a year.  Yikes!  No wonder it feels like my machine is always going!  Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!
  144. Jessica H. says
    To redesign my space I would love to actually flip the machines to the other side of the wall, so they are in my little pantry area vs. in the hallway where people enter my house.  I would also love to add a utility sink.  I have so many plans, but no funds! lol  
  145. Kristin @ Keenly Kristin says
    The dryer uses steam-enhanced cycles that penetrate fabric fibers to effectively relax wrinkles and refresh clothes. I need these!!
  146. I read that the average family does around 400 loads of laundry each year
  147. I'd start with soe paint and maybe a cute rug
  148. Lynda Thomas says
    I learned that the steam kills 99.9 percent of bacteria! That's awesome! :) 
  149. The average family does about 400 loads of laundry per year.
  150. Tammy Shelton says
    I need a new washer & Dryer and I learned they are having a Sweeps, so I entered & hope to win!
  151. I learned that you can win $5000 for a new laundry room and they also have redesign tips to help you perk things up :) 
  152. Sonya Morris says
    I learned they have a sweep for a laundry room design---totally need that!
  153. I learned The PowerWash® cycle combines extra cleaning action and heated water to fight stains
  154. amy pugmire says
    A folding station makes all the difference. Use a slab of stone or a simple piece of painted MDF on top of washer/dryer units to create a folding station that also prevent socks from slipping in between the appliances!
  155. Debra Guillen says
    The average family does around 400 loads of laundry each year
  156. I learned that if you decorate your laundry room it will make you feel better!
  157. I learned A rolling laundry butler can be your best friend, doing triple duty with a hanging bar, a rolling basket and a drying rack. 
  158. I don't necessarily have a laundry room, but more of a laundry area.  I'd move my chute the other direction, paint, and put up shelves.  I recently renovated, so my basement isn't exactly functional quite yet. 
  159. I learned that Steam helps remove stains and 99.9% of household bacteria - we need that!
  160. I learned that a slab of stone or a simple piece of painted MDF on top of washer/dryer units creates a great folding station.
  161. I would add bifold doors in front of my laundry area to hide everything.
  162. I didn't know that Steam removes 99.9% of household bacteria. 
  163. Susan Christy says
    The average family does around 400 loads of laundry each year
  164. The average family does around 400 loads of laundry each year. wow
  165. First thing I learned was they are having a sweepstakes and I entered. Next, I like the way they put cork board inside the cabinet doors. Think I will try that.
  166. HE washing machines use less water than regular ones!
  167. Colleen Boudreau says
    I learned that 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.
  168. I learned that steam can remove 99.9% of bacteria
  169. Jessica Webster says
    The average family does 400 loads of laundry a year...... No wonder I feel like I'm constantly chained to the washer/dryer. 
  170. I would add a bunch of cabinets for storage.
  171. Jacob LaFountaine says
    HE machine can still clean same amount of laundry
  172. steam cycle removes up to 99.9% of household bacteria
  173. I didn't know that steam was so effective against bacteria
  174. Michele C. says
    Steaming removes bacteria
  175. Joan Kubes says
    I learned that Steam removes stains and 99.9% of bacteria
  176. Joan Kubes says
    I would add more storage
  177. janna johnson says
    Removes 99.9% of germs and bacterai
  178. Tanya White says
    He washing machines use less water than top loading machines
  179. Tanya White says
    I would put lots of shelves and drawers in my laundry room oh and take it from my basement to my upstairs. 
  180. i learned that HE machines use less water than regular washing machines!rafflecopter: daniel
  181. I learned that most people do an average of 400 loads of laundry a year.
  182. I would redesign my laundry room by adding more shelves and using shelf paper.
  183. Steam helps remove stains and 99.9% of household bacteria.
  184. Brandi Price says
    HE washers use less water than top loaders.
  185. Brandi Price says
    I would add some more shelves!
  186. joseph gersch jr says
    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
  187. Love the tip for resurfacing outdated linoleum with concrete - so cool!
  188. Using concrete overlay was a new idea for me.
  189. I learned steam removes up to 99.9% of household bacteria.
  190. I love the idea of putting a board over the to of the washer/dryer to create a folding space and keeps socks from falling inbetween.
  191. I learned that Tide HE is designed to stop soil from redepositing on clothes during the wash cycle
  192. I would redesign with more organization and with shelving. I would also make it more comfortable instead of just a laundry room with bare walls and floors
  193. Jody Sisson says
    I learned that Steam helps remove stains and 99.9% of household bacteria.
  194. I would love to have a folding station. Thanks for the review!
  195. Samantha Daleo says
    I learned that it offers a 4.1 cu. ft. capacity! That''s pretty huge!
  196. Samantha Daleo says
    I would add a folding area for my laundry room as well as maybe shelves for the soap and fabric softener.
  197. Wanda McHenry says
    I learned that HE Washing Machines use less water than regular  top-loading regular.
  198. Wanda McHenry says
    I like my laundry room so I wouldn't redesign anything.
  199. Laura Jacobson says
    Oh I loved tip #3  Don't like the cabinets, floors and countertops in your laundry room? Every surface can be painted or resurfaced Our laundry room is in the basement with little light and those cement blocks for walls!  I am going to try to paint them and brighten it up!
  200. Cálaeb Temple says
    i learned 99.9% of household bacteria can be removed by steam.
  201. i learned steam gets rid of 99.9 percent of all bacteria in the house...
  202. Fights tough stains in one wash
  203. Arthur Anderson says
    Steam removes 99.9% of bacteria (I'm actually going to use the steam function on our washer and dryer now.)
  204. Hanging interesting art and mirrors will elevate your room and make it feel less utilitarian and a little homier.I haven't done a single thing to make my laundry room better than the way it was bilt.
  205. I would love to paint my laundry room lavender or lilac. I have an antique drying rack and an antique ironing board to hang on the walls. I think I would like to do a plank wall treatment on one wall and a counter across the machines to touch all three walls so nothing else can fall down in there ever again.
  206. melissa Resnick says
    DIY Faux Marble Washer Top, great idea would love to do it
  207. He machines use less water than top loading.
  208. For starters, I would build a laundry rm!lol
  209. Steam helps remove stains and 99.9% of household bacteria.
  210. I would get a new dryer.
  211. I would get a new dryer.
  212. i would make it a lot bigger with windows!
  213. amanda whitley says
    i learned that he washer use less water than regular washers
  214. Jasanna Czellar says
    The steam cycle penetrates fabrics and gets stains out!
  215. Jasanna Czellar says
    I'd put up some fun signs!
  216. Cody Anderson says
    I learned that they have a product for every type of stain.
  217. Cody Anderson says
    I would redesign my laundry room with new machines and new paint.
  218. I would move everything to the main floor and have clothes racks and wide shelves
  219. Elizabeth L says
    I've had issues with my washing machine twice this year and one issue with my dryer. I'm thinking that a new Maytag washer and dryer wouldn't have nearly as many problems as my old set!
    • Elizabeth L says
      Also, my boyfriend (aka The Carpenter) recently put up new cabinets in my laundry room, replacing the old wire shelving. Now all I need to do is patch some holes and paint to complete my re-do!
  220. Tide He is supposed to help stop the redepositing of soil onto clothes.
  221. Maria Iemma says
    I was pleased to learn that when I steam wash 99 % of bacteria dies.
  222. Maria Iemma says
    My laundry area is very small - I would open it up and put a counter where I could fold clothes. I would also add shelves for suplies
  223. THERE IS ANOTHER CONTEST GOING ON!
  224. Elizabeth Boswell says
    I learned how HE detergents suspend the high level of soil concentration in the water for HE washing machines. I did always wonder why there were special detergents for these machines.
  225. I learned the HE washer uses less water - more efficient
  226. I learned that the HE washing machines use less water. I would like to add a table near the dryer to fold laundry.
  227. I learned that the average family does 400 loads of laundry per year.  That's more than 1 per day!
  228. I would love to have a laundry room instead of a garage with laundry in it.  I would definitely take off the cabinet doors at this point to open up the room :)
  229. Megan Cromes says
    it removes 99.9% of bacteria.
  230. Megan Cromes says
    I WOULD HAVE SHELVES FOR MY DETERGENT,HANGERS ETC.
  231. Lynda Thomas says
    I would add an area to hang clothes to dry. :) 
  232. I would love to redo my laundry room with cabinets and risers for the washer/dryer.
  233. I totally entered that awesome contest!
  234. Tricia Martin says
    I learned that there is a 10-year limited parts warranty.
  235. karen andrews says
    I like the idea of taking the doors off the cabinets.
  236. teresa harvey says
    That both clean with steam, great way to really clean. 
  237. teresa harvey says
    Wish I had more room, my w&d are in my bathroom.
  238. entered the sweeps and appreciate the washing machines are a bit more eco friendly!
  239. i realized i need to try out their tide free and simple ;)
  240. i just have a laundry CLOSET - oh to be able to have a whole room ;)
  241. I learned steam removes 99.9% of bacteria.
  242. I do not have a washer and dryer, but I would save up to buy a house so that I can buy one.
  243. jane jakins says
    steam helps remove stains
  244. I learned that Every surface can be painted or resurfaced and at a very reasonable price. Thank you!!
  245. I would add some color to the walls and cabinets since all of it is beige. Thank you!
  246. David Carlson says
    I learned that the steam cycle removes up to 99.9% of household bacteria.
  247. Blessie Nelson says
    I learned that these pods require less water and hence help us save our bills!
  248. Blessie Nelson says
    I would like to buy a bamboo basket for the clothes and sleek liners to dry them!
  249. Karen Olson says
    I learned lots of ideas
  250. I would have never thought to add mirrors to a laundry room, what a great idea.
  251. Steam helps remove stains and 99.9% of household bacteria, who knew?
  252. I love the idea about decoupage or paint the insides of your cabinets! It might make me want to do laundry
  253. I learned that the average family does around 400 loads of laundry each year.
  254. I learned to brighten up the laundry room so it's not so depressing to work in.
  255. My laundry room is already pretty good, but I definitely need more room for hanging clothes.
  256. Jeanette H. says
    I learned that they have an awesome giveaway going on (:
  257. HE Washer machines use less water then other machines
  258. i like how you can create a place to store baskets
  259. I learned many different ways to redecorate your laundry room. I like the decoupage idea. Thanks
  260. Ruby Daniels says
    I learned that the steam-enhanced cycles penetrate fabric fibers to effectively relax wrinkles and refresh clothes.
  261. I learned the Maxima dryer uses steam. I would love to have one!
  262. I would move it entirely to another floor of the house and a larger room.
  263. WOW I learned steam is a great way to clean bacteria! Didn't know that.
  264. tina reynolds says
    I didnt realize how well steam got rid of bacteria they also have a cool contest
  265. Nicole Fall says
    I figured that steam would remove the bacteria but I didn't realize it removed 99.9% of the bacteria! I also seen a cool idea that I'm going to use in my laundry room!
  266. I learned that HE washing machines use less water than top loading machines.
  267. Lisa Garner says
    I learned a tip don't neglect your laundry room walls because hanging interesting are and photos makes the room look less utilitarian.
  268. Lisa Garner says
    I would love to redesign my laundry room by adding color to my cabinets.
  269. Natalia ryjova says
    I learned that HE washers and dryers use less water.
  270. Taking off some cabinet doors can open up your dark space!
  271. Paula Tavernie says
    I learned Steam removes99.9% of bacteria!
  272. Paula Tavernie says
    I would put mirrors up and I would use decrative baskets to hold stuff!
  273. didn't know that Steam helps remove stains and 99.9% of household bacteria
  274. Cool steam removes 99.9 of bacteria
  275. steam removes 9.9percent of bacteria
  276. whoops meant type 99.9%
  277. Susan Smith says
    I learned that steam helps remove stains and 99.9% of household bacteria
  278. Susan Smith says
    I'd redesign my laundry room by painting a fun color and adding shelves.
  279. amber johnson says
    The average family does around 400 loads of laundry each year
  280. Brittney House says
    I learned about the steam feature.
  281. Jill Myrick says
    I learned that a little paint, open cabinets and colorful baskets will make my laundry room look so much better.jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com
  282. Catherine L says
    I learned that the steam kills the bacteria. I was wowed at how many loads a family does per year on average!
  283. Ross Hassel says
    I like taking the doors off your cabinets.
  284. Now I really want to take the door off of the cabinet in my laundry room it makes the space look more open.
  285. katherine d says
    I'd put down new carpet
  286. Douglas Houston says
    Hanging interesting art and mirrors will elevate your room and make it feel less utilitarian
  287. I learned that the average family does an average of 400 loads of laundry a year, sure seems like a lot more at our house!
  288. sheila ressel says
    I learned that the average family does 400 loads of laundry a year!  I guess I'm not the only one who has to do a lot of laundry each week!
  289. sheila ressel says
    If I could redesign my laundry space I'd paint it a relaxing green color and add lots of shelving with a rack to hang clothes on that I didn't want to run through the dryer.
  290. Don't neglect your laundry room walls! Hanging interesting art and mirrors will elevate your room and make it feel less utilitarian and a little homier. 
  291. I learned the average family does over 400 loads of laundry a year....yep, sounds about right. :-) Thank you.
  292. Brad Merrell says
    Folding station is good
  293. By taking the doors off the cabinets it really opens up your laundry room and using baskets makes it pop annabella @ centurytel dot net
  294. Richard Hicks says
    I learned that the the avg family does 400 loads laundry every year.brich22 at earthlink dot net
  295. Cheyenne Wingate says
    Learned how to keep socks from falling between the washer and dryer!
  296. Terry Cross says
    Don't neglect your laundry room walls! Hanging interesting art and mirrors will elevate your room and make it feel less utilitarian and a little homier
  297. richelle bowers says
    the average family does 400 loads per year
  298. Rebecca Lock says
    I learned that you can take the doors of cabinets and use baskets for better storage.
  299. Julie Hawkins says
    I learned  about reprinting countertops to improve the look of your laundry room. 
  300. Julie Hawkins says
    I wools redesign my laundry rom by adding cabinets and new flooring. 
  301. friederike graedener says
    I like the idea of taking off the cabinet doors and placing baskets in there and also painting the insides of the cabinets
  302. I learned that Maxima X has advanced moisture sensing.
  303. I learned that the average family does around 400 loads of laundry each year.
  304. I would paint brighter colors and I need to buy more cabinets.
  305. Steam removes stains.
  306. Michelle Hagewood says
    Utilize all the space you have, even the inside of your cabinet doors.  This is something I will keep in mind when we redo our kitchen and eventually have a real laundry room.  Right now we just have our washer and dryer in the basement, no actual room though.boylaneely at hotmail dot com
  307. I learned that the average family does around 400 loads of laundry each year
  308. I would take down the wallpaper and paint the walls. I would also replace the ceiling tiles and put in new cabinets.
  309. like the idea of paint or decoupage inside cabinets
  310. The average household does aprox. 400 loads of laundry per year. Wow! That's a ton of laundry :)
  311. i need a steam cleaner!!
  312. Jaclyn Reynolds says
    I learned the steam cycle removes so much household bacteria!
  313. Rosie Heath says
    The average load of laundry per year! 400! seems like more! 
  314. Tim Anderson says
    He machines uses less water than other machine.
  315. Tim Anderson says
    I would add shelving and storage for detergent and clothing
  316. A rolling laundry butler can be your best friend, doing triple duty with a hanging bar, a rolling basket and a drying rack.
  317. I would add more cabinets for storage!
  318. I learned to use a slab of stone or a simple piece of painted MDF on top of washer/dryer units to create a folding station that also prevent socks from slipping in between the appliances. What a great idea!
  319. I learned that it kills 99.9% of bacteria.
  320. The average family does 400 loads of laundry a year.
  321. I would repaint it!
  322. 400 loads of laundry each year? wow. i bet i do that with my family too. We're maybe even above average.
  323. The average family does over 400 loads a year, I can attest to that with four boys always seeking a new adventure.
  324. I would love to add a sink, folding station, bright paint and some pictures.
  325. Ellie Wofford says
    I like the idea of hanging wall art! 
  326. linda lightner says
    i never thought abouy hanging some fun art on walls, thats a very good idea. thank you
  327. linda lightner says
    love all theses giveaway. entered many tonight . love your laundry room.
  328. matt lehman says
    Don't neglect your laundry room walls! Hanging interesting art and mirrors will elevate your room and make it feel less utilitarian and a little homier. Suddenly those 400 loads of laundry most of us will do this year might actually be enjoyable!
  329. Nicole Millheim says
    I learned steam helps remove stains and 99.9% of household bacteria
  330. The average family does over 400 loads a years 
  331. krystal wethington says
    steam washing removes 99.9% of bacteria
  332. Melissa Moreno says
    The average family does around 400 loads of laundry each year
  333. Melissa Moreno says
    My laundry room is so small that there's not much I could do but tear the house down and build a bigger one with a huge laundry room! Wishful thinking! 
  334. Dorothy Deakyne says
    A rolling laundry butler can be your best friend,
  335. Corey Olomon says
    I like the advice on how to rehab a laundry room for just $30.
  336. Cassey Bauer says
    I learned steaming is a good way to eliminate bacteria from your home.
  337. I learned that steam washing removes 99.9% of household bacteria!
  338. The average family does over 400 loads a year
  339. I learned that the average family does 400 loads of laundry per year. That means that my family is FAR above average! ;) Love Tide pods...
  340. Barbara Stenby says
    I learned that I hate my laundry area even more now.
  341. Deborah Wallin says
    The average family does around 400 loads of laundry each year 
  342. kathy pease says
    Load after load, meal after meal, Maytag appliances are Better Built with powerful parts and features for the performance you need year after year
  343. kathy pease says
    I would love to put up some rods so that I can hang shirts right in the laundry room before putting them away because any clothes that hit the laundry baskets always look wrinkled.
  344. I love the idea for the top of the washer. Definitely going to do it! I'm always looking for space saving ideas that help make life simpler & this is one for sure. Thank you!
  345. i'd take out my fluorescent lighting and replace with softer, modern fixtures!rafflecopter: daniel
  346. Buddy Garrett says
    I learned steam helps remove stains and 99.9% of household bacteria.
  347. Buddy Garrett says
    I would add some lighting to our laundry room. Ot os small. We need more space.
  348. Richard Hicks says
    would add some additional decorative shelving.
  349. Deci MacKinnon says
    Steam helps remove stains and 99.9% of household bacteria Read more at https://confessionsofanover-workedmom.com/2013/07/redesign-your-laundry-room-with-these-tips-and-my-diy.html#H4VJiBf9MO0PmSuy.99
  350. Who knew that tide removes so much bacteria!
  351. crystal smith says
    After visiting the site I learned that the average family does 400 loads of laundry a year. With two little boys in my home I know I do at least that many lol would love to spruce my laundry room up a little with a couple of the tips since so much time is spent in there :)
  352. ellen casper says
    I would add shelves or cabinets for more storage
  353. susan smoaks says
    i want the rolling laundry butler
  354. You can use HE machines to use less water.
  355. I never thought about using a rolling laundry butler. I also never knew the average family does 400 loads of laundry a year. I feel like we double that on some days but that does seem about right!
  356. I learned that taking off your cabinet doors and adding baskets, looks really good and is a great way to organize the laundry room!
  357. Starr Greenwell says
    I learned about A rolling laundry butler can be your best friend, doing triple duty with a hanging bar, a rolling basket and a drying rack, I really need one of these.
  358. Starr Greenwell says
    My laundry room is TINY, but I can do something more interesting with the walls. Thanks for the ideas.
  359. I want to get my laundry room organized using baskets for storing on shelves
  360. I liked the idea of decorating the inside of the cabinets.
  361. I would add more storage space if I could redesign my laundry room.
  362. I would add an area for laying clothes flat to dry
  363. melikegarfield says
    I like how efficient the products are.
  364. I did not know that steam removed bacteria. 
  365. The steam cycle removes up to 99.9% of household bacteria.
  366. Carmen Peterson says
    A properly hung mirror can make any room look bigger
  367. Michelle Tucker says
    I learned that Tide Ultra Laundry Detergent is designed to pull stains away from clothes.
  368. I learned they’re having a giveaway
  369. that steam washing actually removes 99.9% of bacteria
  370. steams removes all bacteria
  371. Kristy Thiel says
    I learned that brightening up the laundry room really helps motivate you to work in it!
  372. I learned that I need a rooling laundry butler & that the average family does over 400 loads of laundy per year
  373. I learned that steam washing removes 99.9 % of household Bacteria! 
  374. I would redesign my laundry room to look more modern... And also to be able to reach things on higher shelves. 
  375. Susan Climan says
    I learned that the average family does 400 loads of laundry per year - I can't believe it!
  376. Susan Climan says
    I don't even have a laundry room - our washer and dryer are in the garage. It would be nice to have a separate laundry room.
  377. I love the rolling laundry baskets, I think I will get one
  378. I learned that an average family does 400 loads of clothes a year
  379. I would make a separate room( laundry room ) in my house instead of my washer and dryer in the garage.
  380. Ann Council says
    I like the idea of hanging cork board on the inside of the cabinets.
  381. Tammy Greer says
    I learned that it's easy and economical to update a laundry room with paint and new hardware for the cabinets. Also, inexpensive counter tops would add a new look.
  382. I would paint and add lots of storage!
  383. Claire McKeon says
    I learned that if you hang art or mirrors you can "elevate your room and make it feel less utilitarian and a little homier."
  384. Charlene Drake says
    Great ideas
  385. They also have products for HE machines.
  386. I would add a folding area, shelves and a rack to hang work shirts.
  387. The steam setting removes 99.9% of household bacteria!
  388. Teresa Moore says
    I learned that Home Depot carries Tide. I had no clue.
  389. Jennifer Reed says
    I learned that Tide does not compromise the vivid colors in your clothes.
  390. Amanda Sakovitz says
    id add paint and a couple of pictures
  391. I learned that the average family does about 400 loads of laundry a year.
  392. Mallory Bailey says
    I learned that steam helps remove stains and 99.9% of household bacteria....I had no idea.
  393. Beverly Metcalf says
    I like this idea: A folding station makes all the difference. Use a slab of stone or a simple piece of painted MDF on top of washer/dryer units to create a folding station that also prevent socks from slipping in between the appliances. Thanks for having this contest.
  394. Linda Peavy says
    steam removes 99.9% of household bacteria was a new fact for me
  395. Chris Alejandro says
    I learned that a steam cycle is incredbily effective against bacteria
  396. 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
  397. I learned that they updated this room with paint and a concrete overlay for less than $30 in materials.
  398. more bins and less cabinets
  399. Marcy Strahan says
    I learned most families on avg do 400 loads of Laundry a year! That sound about right to me. 365 days a year that's 1 load a day & at least two on the weekends!
  400. Marcy Strahan says
    I would redesign my laundry room by adding the little folding top likw you made & I would love to redo my shelfs . I only have two & I can hardly rach the first one!
  401. rachel travis says
    Steam helps remove stains and 99.9% of household bacteria
  402. Trisha McKee says
    I learned it is not expensive necessarily to redo your laundry room and give it a more pleasant, welcoming look. Paint and a cement overlay can cost less than thirty dollars.
  403. I learned that you can use a slab of stone or a simple piece of painted MDF on top of washer/dryer units to create a folding station
  404. Thomas Murphy says
    I would paint and add more shelfs.
  405. Steam helps remove stains.
  406. I learned that The average family does 400 loads of laundry a year
  407. I would like brighter walls.
  408. One of the ideas I like is the hanging bar. I could definitely hang a few items up while I'm doing laundry!
  409. Amanda Light (@PrimandPropah) says
    I learned that the clothes pin accented mirror is most definitely in my future!
  410. Wow!  I learned the average family does around 400 loads of laundry each year!!
  411. Scarlett Graham says
    Decorate the walls of the laundry room to make it feel homier.
  412. I'd make it bigger, for sure.  I'd also build a laundry basket holder and folding table.
  413. I learned the average family does around 400 loads of laundry each year. Sheesh!
  414. I learned that the average family does around 400 loads of laundry each year
  415. Heather Rachael says
    I learned that the rolling butler can be your friend! 
  416. Thanks for the giveaway…A rolling laundry butler makes a useful addition to a laundry room.
  417. We would like to install an ironing station (fold-out) in one of our walls.
  418. kristin sims says
    i guess i am behind the times, i just have a regular washer and dryer, and i learned that you had to use that special detergent like tide he in the newer washers

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