A big thanks to Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart for sponsoring this post. Everything you see here for this Easy Laundry Room Makeover is 100% my opinion!
As you know, we have been getting settled in here in Utah, and one of our biggest obstacles was the laundry area. As you can see it’s a super tiny closet that barely fits a washer and dryer. Originally we had a huge HE washer/dryer combo, and we only kind of got that to fit in there. They were way too deep, and the doors wouldn’t close. We tried stacking them and turning them sideways, but then the cords wouldn’t reach so they had to be in the middle of the closet. Which meant I could barely squeeze in there to get stuff out. There were doors in my way and while it was pretty good motivation to not gain any weight, it wasn’t practical for someone who washes a ton of clothes.
We decided to downgrade and get the good ole fashioned washer and dryer sets that would actually fit. I was actually kind of excited about this part. A part of me that missed washing clothes and not dealing with all the fancy buttons and gadgets. The new to us washer and dryer were installed and we were still cutting it close. The dryer door barely opens, but hey… it works and the doors actually shut. Now my issue was storage. Here is what the room looked like before I went all blogger on it. A laundry room makeover was definitely necessary.
Not too bad, pretty plain, but definitely not functional. I hate hate hate having everything piled up on top of the dryer. I’m not an organized person by nature, but it was pretty bad.
As I started making plans for this room I knew I needed a shelf in there. I got to work building and installed this wooden shelf (it’s super easy to build get the tutorial here) which greatly increased my storage. Since I’m not naturally organized I try and hide my messes as much as possible, so I purchased these linen storage boxes from Walmart to keep all my little extra laundry room essentials hidden but still accessible. And since our whole house is lacking storage a few other things go in these storage boxes as well, like our family games and extra kitchen linens. I mean you can put anything in there really!
The only thing I didn’t put up in the storage boxes was my laundry detergent and dryer sheets. I know that if it was up in a box I’d never put the box up so I used it as decoration by putting my laundry detergent in one of the large wood-top jars at Walmart, and then I used a small one for our dryer sheets both placed in a little basket making it easy to move around. This helps keep the space organized while allowing me to have my essentials readily available!
Let’s be honest, I never thought I’d put a lamp in my laundry room (ok fine, it’s a closet). As I was decorating this space I found myself with this linen color on top, and between the washer, dryer, and laundry sign I built a bunch of gray on the bottom. I knew I had to bring that linen color down to balance it out so I was wondering through Walmart and saw the lamps. It honestly never crossed my mind until I saw this one and realized that I don’t have a light in there and it actually makes sense to put a lamp on my dryer! These cute little lamps from Walmart are only around $20 too!
Another obstacle I had to deal with was all the hoses and cords. I didn’t want to permanently cover them for obvious reasons, but it’s also a rental (owned by my in laws who are so kind to let me do pretty much whatever I want in here). In order to mask the hoses as much as possible I actually hung this wooden sign from the bottom of the shelf in order to keep it off of the wall some. Now, if anyone needs to get to said hoses, we can simply remove the sign and easily replace it.
And of course we needed a place for all those misplaced socks ; )
There it is – Hope you enjoyed this little Laundry Room Makeover! Tell me! What are some small space obstacles you’ve overcome in your home… or some you hope to overcome in the future. I’d love to hear in the comments below!
Easy Laundry Room Makeover
SHOP THIS ROOM:
- Linen Storage Cubes – Similar Option
- Laundry Sign – DIY Project (tutorial soon)
- Lamp – Similar Option
- Wicker Basket – Similar Option
- Wood Top Jars – Similar Option
- Faux Plant – Ikea
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Debbie Thurman says
Looks great. And very practical.
Hi! Can you please please please send me a tutorial on how to build the shelf?! I desperately need a laundry closet makeover, ours is in the bathroom but same exact set up!! Thanks!!
Yes I too would like directions on building the shelf!
I need help in my laundry room. I tried to move the washer & dryer closer but none of the hoses are long enough to do so. I have a gas heater for the dryer.
Lolly Jane says
Hiding the cords with a cute sign, brilliant. LOVE IT! Simple changes, big impact!
Would love to see how you made the self & sign.
I’d like to have the “how-to” on the shelf please!
Yes please provide how to on the shelf
kenzee martinson says
i would love the details on the sign and shelf as well! (:
Kim Winters says
Absolutely ADORABLE! I love what you did!
Interested Party says
Yes please, shelf tutorial!
Nice Job. It really prettied it up in there.
The first thing I noticed was the lamp on the dryer! It looks so much more decorator now. Great job. I love what you’ve done.
This is so sweet! You did a great job of making the best of the space you have and it looks so great too! I love the lamp and the missing sock board!
Kristan @ Pink Rose Co. says
It turned out so well! I like the lamp, it gives a nice ambiance. I’d probably knock it over though. I’m clumsy!
Adorable!! Would love the shelf directions and the sign tutorial.
Thanks for sharing!!
Love the shelf and would love a tutorial. Totally in love with the random sock spot! Mine keep getting moved from basket to basket then dumped on the floor and washed over and over again.
I love everything, simply gorgeous . Thanks for sharing.
Shelf tutorial PLEASE!
I would love to see your shelf tutorial-thanks!
I would love to have the shelf tutorial too.
Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com says
Looks beautiful, Ashley! Love the sign and that shelf isperfect!
Vicki Bolin says
I really like the clean and simple, yet stylish look of your laundry room makeover. I would love to get the tutorial on how to build a shelf like the one you built.
I love the Laundry sign! I can’t wait to see the tutorial!
Thanks Amy, I actually have the tutorial here: https://cherishedbliss.com/hide-cords-laundry-room/ : )
I have the same size laundry ‘room’. Am fortunate. Enough to have high ceilings so I put more than one shelf in. What a life saver! Looks great too! Thanks for sharing!
Shelf tutorial please!
I would love to have a tutorial for the shelf too. Thanks for the sign info!
Hi Marcie, You can find the tutorial here: https://cherishedbliss.com/build-diy-industrial-pipe-shelves/ Thanks so much!
Love this shelf, do you have a tutorial on the shelf you made for this project with out pipes?
I do : ) You can find it here: https://cherishedbliss.com/build-diy-industrial-pipe-shelves/
I would like to see how you built the shelf and the wood material, where did you buy it from ?
I love what you did with your small space laundry room. I am in the same dilemma !!!! I tried to mover the drier closer to the washer and vice a versa but the hoses are not long enough. I have a gas heater for the dryer and the pipe only goes so far, as for the washer the plumbing hoses and fixtures are permanent. What should I do ???? Please help with some ideas ….
Did you buy the board for the stray socks or build it? I need one of these!!
I have the exact same closet laundry room and hate it until i came across your blog. Love that it’s a $50 makeover to. Would like the tutorial for the shelf please?
I checked your tutorial and it doesn’t look like the shelf in your laundry room what did you do differently?
Sara Corbin says
I love this idea! I would love the shelf tutorial, please!
I would love to have the shelf tutorial! I have a closet almost exactly like that and really need to do something to make the space functional. Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas!
Just found your site would love to have your shelf tutorial…. I love your farmhouse decorating style…
I love this! I would love the tutorial on the shelve please!
Thanks Kristi! I keep meaning to get this tutorial up! I’ll definitely work on it because I’ve had lots of requests!
Love the simplicity of this look I have the same exact set up down to the old school machines. Where can we find shelve tutorial?
Hi. Question, how did you build the wooden shelf?
please send the instructions how you built the wooden shelf
I was looking on Pinterest for a wood shelf and loved yours! I even could use your sign idea to cover, brilliant. Have you posted the shelf tutorial? I’d love to learn how you did it <3
Shelf tutorial please
I’d also like the shelf tutorial
I’d like the shelf tutorial please! Thanks!
I am interested in the shelf tutorial please.
Just found your site…Would love to have the shelf tutorial!
LOVE the shelf! Would love to see a tutorial!
Monica Garcia says
Need that shelf! Help a sister out!!
Would love the shelf instructions!
I would like to have the shelf tutorial, please.
Suzy Oldt says
Yes. I love this! Exactly what I have to work with. I am interested in the throat for the shelf. Thank you!
could you please send me the tutorial for the shelf!! I love this idea and my washer and dryer are in a closet just like this!! i need more storage and this is perfect!!
I would love to get the shelf instructions for laundry room, please. Beautiful!
Interested in the shelf tutorial please :)
Interested in the tutorial for the shelving please
I am in the midst of a laundry closet makeover and would love a shelf tutorial, please!
I loved your laundry room makeover. I’m doing mine on my own and I would love to have your shelf tutorial ,please.
Great looking shelf. Have you posted the tutorial yet? Trying to figure out how to make something like that work in my laundry room.
Yes tutorial please!
I have a very similar laundry set up in our new home….would love the shelf tutorial! Thanks!
Becky Shelly says
I would love to know how to make the shelf.
Shelf tutorial please!!! Love it!
I would love to know how to make the shelves.
Pam Roberts says
Love it! How and where did you get the shelf?
This laundry room is so perfect! Can you please share the tutorial for the shelf in the laundry room? Thanks!
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Angela Javor says
Would you kindly share what color paint you used in the laundry room?
Cindy Seaton says
Love the sock hanger! Plus your makeover was simple and quick to do, great job!
I’m trying to do this exact thing in my hall bath. I want to make a closet and My wall is 59” across which works until I add the bifold doors. How big is your closet and how are you able to get washer or dryer moved if needed with the doors on? Thank you so much for any guidance.