One Room Challenge: Our Laundry Room

One Room Challenge - Laundry room before photos

Hi friends! This is my first time participating in the One Room Challenge and I couldn’t be more excited! The One Room Challenge is pretty simple—you completely make over one room in your house. The tough part? It has to be done in six weeks. Eeek! I know the title gave it away, but I decided to focus on our laundry room!

With all the spaces in our house that I could have done, you’re probably wondering why I went with the laundry room. The truth is…I HATE DOING LAUNDRY. Hah! Unfortunately laundry is both Scott and I’s least favorite chore. We always had the excuse of having a super tiny (or non-exisistant!) laundry room in the past, but our house now has a really nice sized space for laundry. My hope is, if it’s pretty maybe I won’t hate laundry so much! Simple, but true. 🙂

So, here’s our laundry room in it’s natural state as it came when we bought the house. It’s really kind of sad looking, right? The brown and yellow remind me of a sad banana. But look how big it is! And it has a sink, and even a window! This is the kind of stuff laundry room dreams are made of, right?

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While I don’t have everything totally figured out for how I want to completely transform this space, I do have several goals to tackle:

  • Brighten up the space. No more sad banana. 🙂
  • Add focal interest- some sort of fun wall pattern and/or art.
  • New lighting- maybe I’ll see folding clothes in a new light then? 😛
  • Storage – while the cabinets are great for some things, we have other things that need some storage like shoes, dog food, leashes, etc.
  • Seating- ideally I’d love to have a spot to sit and remove shoes when we come in the house.

Altogether, I think with a little love this space could be totally pretty and maybe laundry will become my favorite chore. Stranger things have happened, right? 🙂

Come by next week and see what has changed—hopefully a lot!

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  1. Can’t wait to see what you do with the “Sad Banana”! ? I need some inspiration, so looking forward to this! No pressure… Ha!

  2. Wow! What a great blank slate! Your are lucky to have such a nice big and open space for laundry. My challenge room(s) are filled with dark wood that I’ve already started painting – it makes SUCH a difference. I can’t wait to see what you do with this space.

  3. What a nice big space to work with!! That room really has the size and the accessories that amazing laundry rooms need. I’m excited to see what you do with it.

  4. OMG, your “sad banana” comment has me in tears!! Can’t wait to see how you transform your space! The size of your room is awesome – and the window is such a nice bonus!

  5. Wow, just painting the walls and cabinets of this room will make it so much better. At least you have a window in there! I am decorating my kids’ room for the challenge… so fun

  6. Oh man, those are some really good laundry room bones!!! You are cracking me up with the sad banana!!! The space is perfect and I know with your creativity and style you can make it look amazing in no time! I can’t wait to see the finished product!

  7. I am already in love with that room – it really is a gem of a laundry room. Imagine what you’ll be able to do in there! I can’t wait to see you do your magic. 🙂

  8. So excited to see you joining in this round. That sad banana has some serious potential. Can’t wait to follow along with the transformation!

  9. Your house is a dream. Literally, my dream house requires work —I love what I see here and I think you can make it happen. Is your laundry room open to other spaces in your home?

  10. It’s huge – bigger than my kitchen! Us UK people are always amazed about how much space you all seem to have in your houses (not jealous, not jealous) I’m sure it’s going to be beautiful, looking forward to seeing what you’ve done.

  11. Wow, I see a craftroom, office or an awesome pantry in there. Seriously it’s big enough to take dance lessons in. Will be fun to see what you do with it, thanks for the tour. Sandi

  12. My most hated room is my kitchen. My friend painted her kitchen cabinets white and they looked great so I had almost made up my mind to paint mine too. However, several weeks have gone by and hers are showing little nicks where your fingernails would hit. Now I’m not so sure of doing myself.

  13. That is a large laundry room! But at least you can play with many ideas about how to renovate it, even if it might be a challenge figuring out what to do with all the space.

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