Check out this inspiration board to plan a makeover that will take a builders grade laundry room to a modern farmhouse style space.
Our family always comes into our home through the garage and guess where the laundry room is?
Yup…it’s the first room we see when we walk in the door every day!
And guess what?
It’s NOT pretty!
I mean I tried…a little…a loooooong time ago!
I hung another wire shelf for storage and a hanging rod for clothes to dry to the one shelf the builder had put up before we moved in.
And I added a free standing wire storage shelf too.
Oh and I painted and hung some cute handprint artwork the kids and I did when they were younger.
Our laundry room was functional and semi organized but that’s about it!
For years I thought it was fine.
I mean I could always close the door if I didn’t want to look at the room, right?!
But the thing is we NEVER close the door.
Our dog bowls are in there so we leave it open so they can get to their water.
It’s about time for a makeover because I’m so ready for an upgrade!
Laundry Room Inspiration Board
I’m so excited to bring a bit more of the modern farmhouse style I love so much into our home with the laundry room makeover.
Isn’t it so pretty?
I love being about to create a mood or inspiration board to see how things look together.
It totally helps me visualize the space!
Big Changes to the Door, Floor & Wall
The biggest changes in our laundry room will be to our door, floor & wall.
Remember I told you the first thing you see when we come into our house is the laundry room so a new laundry room door is going to provide a welcome entry to the gorgeous new room.
I plan to replace our builder’s grade door with a custom wood door with a glass window.
Then I’ll stain it in a pretty rustic color.
Maybe someday I’ll even add a “Laundry” decal to the window.
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We have vinyl flooring in our laundry room and it’s been great since it’s so easy to clean.
But I plan to update that vinyl flooring to this beautiful brick flooring laid in a herringbone pattern.
Won’t that just be perfect in our new farmhouse laundry room?
And I think the biggest change in the room will be to the wall!
I will be creating a shiplap feature wall and I can’t wait to see the transformation.
Using painted mdf boards will help make this part of the makeover go faster since the boards are already cut to size and primed.
Then I will paint the entire room white to create a bright fun space.
The Plan for Storage
Storage is super important in our laundry room so we plan to install unfinished wood cabinets.
I will purchase them preassembled at our local home improvement store then paint them a neutral greige color and add black hardware as shown in the inspiration board.
I’m excited to build a couple of floating wood shelves for additional storage in our laundry room.
Chris and I purchased a miter saw last year and are looking forward to being able to put it to use again for this project.
Can you believe we bought our saw for a simple DIY ornament craft project? LOL! But we wanted to start doing more DIY projects and we don’t have a ton of tools so we figured we needed to start getting some.
I can’t wait to style the open shelves with awesome wire baskets and other accessories to create the perfect modern farmhouse vibe in our new laundry room.
Finishing Touches to the Laundry Room
I will replace the florescent light with a new modern farmhouse style light fixture.
This wood orb with black candelabra lights will look great and tie in the other wood and metal elements in the design.
Adding some plants in different containers to the laundry room will bring some texture and life to the space.
Unfortunately, I don’t have a window in the room so faux plants is the only way to go!
Finally I’ll add some fun laundry room themed artwork to the walls to complete this modern farmhouse laundry room makeover.
Be sure to keep checking back as I share all the details of my laundry room makeover in the next several weeks.
And Anne is also recreating her laundry room in a French Country style!
It’s going to be super fun to see both of us complete all these DIY projects as we makeover our builders grade spaces into the laundry rooms of our dreams!
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