To be honest, when we bought this house, I was a little bummed it didn’t have a dedicated “laundry room”. Our laundry hook ups are in the basement and it was pretty bland and drab down there. And if you know anything about me, it’s that I don’t do drab so a little makeover was definitely necessary.
I didn’t want to do anything too crazy, but I did want to update it and give it some life. We made some quick and simple updates that totally transformed the room and now I won’t dread doing laundry down here!
We had some of the CoreTec flooring that we used over the rest of the interior of the house leftover so we decided to use it for the laundry side of the basement. The other side has the water heater and we’ll use it for storage. We’ll add a curtain where the flooring ends to hide that side of the room.
Since we also had some leftover paint from the office, I decided to use it to paint an accent wall. I started by cleaning the wall with a damp sponge. They were pretty dirty and needed it.
I’d originally spray painted the conduits gold but painted over them with the paint so everything would be the same color. It really livened up the room and gave it some warmth.
I finished up this space by replacing the sink and cabinet with new ones that I got and built from Home Depot. I also got a linen cabinet for the corner as well. This was exactly what this room needed to give it a more updated and functional aesthetic. I made a few other small changes like added the hanging rack and adding baskets to the shelf on the side wall. I finished it up with a rug and laundry basket. Once the washer and dryer are put in, this space will look like a real laundry room instead of a dingy old basement.
Who would have thought that some leftover flooring and extra paint could do this!
This was such a cost effective solution to making our basement feel more like the rest of our home! Sometimes simple fixes can make a big impact! This is a project anyone can do, so I hope this brings you some inspiration on how you can add some life to your basement or other areas of your home as well!
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