I’m sure you remember the “before” I posted of our laundry room space a few months back… if not, you can see it HERE… but since, we’ve completed the space and it came together ever so perfectly! You see, we totally skipped out on this room when the house was being built. We ran into some budget issues, and to cut cost, we decided to do the bare minimum in the laundry and finish the project ourselves at a later date… almost two years later!Since we opted to do this space ourselves, we were able to customize it to our liking and stay on a serious budget, which we did. Our budget for this project was $500 and we managed to stay UNDER THAT! Can you believe it!? I’ll list all the source details below, but the biggest expense was the cabinets and we purchased those from Lowe’s when they were having a sale. We had to get really creative with this space. It’s a super tiny one and very narrow so making it a mud, laundry, where the dog is kenneled room, was a little tricky, but we managed and I love how it turned out! Here are all the details about the space below. If you have any question please feel free to ask or send me an email! You can shop all products and similar ones at the bottom of the post! xx!Cabinets – The cabinets we actually sourced at Lowe’s. They were running a 30% off cabinet sell and combined with Jacob’s 10% Veteran discount, we ended up getting them for 40% off. A huge steal! They were unfinished oak front cabinets that we opted to paint. The uppers are Sherwin William “Aesthetic White” and the lower cabinet is Sherwin Williams “Poolhouse”.
Counter Top – For the countertop we had to get a little creative. I wanted a butcher block top to add some different texture to the room, but they can be pricey depending on where you look. We ended up getting an ikea butcher block table top, sawing it down to the size we needed, and install it on top of the cabinet ourselves. I think these run around $70 and the piece is a pretty nice size. Definitely check out what they have to offer. This one is real wood, super durable, and looks so sharp!Board & Batten – I begged Jacob to install some board and batten in here, which was actually super easy AND super cheap! I think we spent under $30 on boards of MDF and it’s one of my favorite things about the space. I wanted something that kinda customized they room and it certainly did the trick! I ended up painting it with a semi gloss once it was up, which makes it easier to wipe down!Hooks – Every mudroom needs a good set of hooks and these came from Schoolhouse. Let me just say that I love Schoolhouse and can rarely afford anything from there, but these hooks were solid cast iron and $8 each so I managed. Best $24 I ever spent.Washer & Dryer – As for the washer and dryer, we originally didn’t have front loaders, but since the space is small and narrow, front loaders just worked better. My friends at GE Appliances kindly gifted the set to us and we are in love! We went we GE Appliances in the kitchen when building the house and they are a favorite. Rock solid, quiet, wash large load sizes, and use minimal water and energy. We originally had top loaders in the space, but they just didn’t work like a set of front loaders would in the space. These are the “right height” edition, so they make it super easy on short people like myself! GE knows how to make a great appliance! Rug – The rug in here is a little large, but since this is the first room you come into off of the garage, I wanted it so catch any and all dirt, if possible. I went with my favorite jute rug (linked below) in a size 2×8 and it works well in the space. It’s easy to vacuum or even sweep, gives the room some texture and doesn’t show stains. I’ve owned a few of these jute rugs and they are a favorite! The wear so incredibly well! Wall Paint – For the wall paint in this room the walls are Sherwin Williams “extra white” and the board and batten is painted “pure white”. It’s a gradual offset from the walls and it looks nice!
Stool – Since I’m short (5’3), I needed a stool in the space to reach the upper cabinets. I went with this Ikea stool (linked below) because it is handy, a good size and looks nice in the space.
Other decorative touches in the space includes a curtain under the countertop to hide the dogs kennel, a framed laundry soap recipe of my great grandmothers, a plant and jars full of things I grab everyday when doing laundry, clothes pins and wool dryer walls. Overall I think the space really came together and I’m glad we decided to save money when building by opting to do this project ourselves at a later date!
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