Sharing my plans for our budget-friendly laundry room design! I have been wanting to update our laundry room for years now and I finally figured out my plan. This year, I am doing My Year of Less, so I had to make this update super budget-friendly. I’m using a lot of materials and supplies I already have and making small changes that will make a big difference. (post contains affiliate links, see disclosure)
It has been almost five years since I first did a makeover in our laundry room. I still love it, but it’s just not my style anymore. So first I will be removing the DIY shiplap, adding a cabinet that I saved from removing the upper cabinets in the kitchen, and painting everything a bright white.
Once the cabinet is installed, I will also need to adjust the height of our light fixture. I think the height adjustment will also make it appear more modern. And I will also be painting the barn door black. I did the same thing to the barn door in our bedroom makeover and it now appears more modern, instead of farmhouse style.
BUDGET FRIENDLY LAUNDRY ROOM DESIGN PLAN
The first big project will be painting the cabinets white. I will use the same technique I used in our guest bath and kitchen using a Rustoleum cabinet kit. This project won’t cost me anything, because I have some paint leftover from the kitchen. I will also be using scrap wood to create a shelf and modern rod for hanging clothes. And have some simple DIY dupes planned for creating my own potted plant and medicine box.
I am not sure which baskets will fit in here, so I am going to order both and see what I like best. Even though I’ve looked at the measurements online, I just never know until I have them in the room. I’m also undecided on black knobs or brass. For now, I am leaning towards brass since I didn’t end up doing those in the kitchen design. Plus, I can use my existing knobs and just add a little Rub N Buff to them.
I’m definitely going to be adding some board and batten. Originally, I thought about vertical tongue and groove but since I have so many other board and batten walls in our home. I think this will work best. Plus, it requires less material and will ultimately cost less. I even think I can pull this off with some scrap wood I have in the garage.
The flooring needs to be desperately updated and I am torn between this peel and stick tile or actual floor tile. Obviously, actual floor tile would be the better choice. But it’s a lot of work. And from doing both of our bathroom floors, I’m just not ready for that again. So for now, I’m leaning more towards the peel and stick. Especially, since most of the floor is covered up by our washer and dryer anyway.
In the future, I have way bigger plans for this room that include a new countertop, a laundry sink, and maybe a sun tunnel skylight since the room has no window. But for now, this budget-friendly update will be just fine. I can’t wait to get started and get to the fun part like decorating and adding accessories.