This One Room Challenge has been a real nail biter! Who would have thought a laundry room renovation could be so stressful, or take SO long?


*Special thanks to At Home for sponsoring all our ORC accessories!

My remodel actual started 3 months ago when my laundry room was a space at the back of my garage that also served as a storage room. It wasn’t connected to the inside of the house, which meant it was always dirty and cold in the winter, hot in the summer.

Since I was already undergoing a kitchen/dining room remodel and playing with the floor plan, why not go ahead and just punch a hole through our dining room wall for another door while we were at it? Having an real indoor laundry room would be wonderful!

Laundry Room Before

This is what my laundry/garage storage room looked like before. Not great.


That wall the washer and dryer are on? If I punch a hole through there it would open into the dining room. This picture below is the other end of this same space…a really long room with two doors. Don’t ask me why.


So I had the contractor build up the floor to be level with the house, and add a doorway through to the dining room.

Then we added a wall part way through so there would still be a storage room for the garage, but a separate laundry room that would attach to our house.


Finally we closed up the garage doorway, and relocated the washer/dryer hook-ups at the end where the new wall was. And presto! We had an indoor laundry room.

Laundry Room Reveals

Okay, on to the pretty after pictures!

Now, keep in mind that this space is nowhere near done. I still have crown molding to put up, and some base trim to finish. I would also like to add an open shelf just above the sink, and add some tile that will really make a statement to that sink area.

Laundry Room Makeover

I’m just happy I got this much done in time for the big One Room Challenge reveal…4 days ago I wasn’t sure I would have anything to show you.


It’s amazing what gorgeous pulls will do for simple box cabinets. You can dress those bad boys up, and although they aren’t custom, they sure clean up nice. 🙂

As for these shelves along the wall, one day I’ll show you how I took a couple barely 5 foot pre-fab storage cabinets and added on to it to give it height, storage, and a built-in look.


Accessories Make The Space

Special thanks to At Home Stores who sponsored all the accessories you see in this space, from the pretty storage jars, to the baskets, to the runner, and the pretty art on the walls.


Speaking of storage jars, I’m a pretty big fan of beautiful storage. Even though I made sure I had closed storage, I like the idea of having a few open areas and even want my closed storage to be attractive.


I haven’t really had a chance to move everything back into the laundry room yet (I finished the built-ins, styled it, photographed it, and wrote this post all in the same day). So in case you were wondering why my inside shelves seem a bit bare, that’s why.

But there is a ton of storage, and function is just as important as style. Well actually, more important.


Well it’s a small room, so it only takes a few shots to show it all to you, but once I get all my things moved back in I’ll be sure to do a post outlining the organization of my cabinets.

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All my beautiful accessories can be found in-store at your local At Home!

Thanks for following along with all my One Room Challenge misadventures!



*A huge thank you to At Home stores for sponsoring this project. Follow At Home via FacebookInstagram, and Pinterest for more great products and decorating ideas.

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26 Comments on Chic Laundry Room Renovation

  1. This is beautiful! Makes me want to do laundry :). We are in the middle of a laundry room/mud room “revision.” We just replaced our W/D with a stackable set and are pondering a cabinet above the set. Was your cabinet a super deep cabinet attached to the back wall or a regular 12-24” deep one attached to the sides? We are trying to figure out how to mount a not-so-deep cabinet and still have it semi flush with the front of the W/D. We have wall cabinets and a bench with coat hooks next to W/D.

  2. Absolutely beautiful. I keep clicking on the chandelier link and am not getting the right light fixture, can you please let me know the exact details on the ceiling fixture. I love the cabinets and colors selected as well.

    In addition to the light fixture is there a site you recommend to try and design your own laundry room/space?

    • Oh bummer, it looks like it is no longer available. They must have changed the link to something that is available. So sorry!
      I just use some drafting paper and draw out several possible floor plans.

  3. Please please please tell me the make and model color… details on tht flooring, size and all. I want to do my laundry room floor the same and even grout color please

  4. Ha, I really like the light fixture and was checking out the link at the bottom of the post when I realized that you used the same faucet we picked out too (although your room is actually finished and gorgeous, so congrats!)

  5. Hi Ursula. I absolutely love your makeover! I’d kill to have this laundry room! Hate having ours in the basement. Those old laundry pics are fabulous! I think I saw a write up on you in the Plain Dealer years ago. Am I right? I am a blogger from Columbus. Again, great job!

    • Thanks so much! Yep, that was me in the Plain Dealer all those years ago. Wow, talk about blast from the past. lol! Amazing job on your great room for the One Room Challenge! I especially love your little “gaming nook” and how clever to have the slippered chairs look like a chaise when put together (gorgeous fabric choice!).

    • Thanks! I know it will…as you plug along like me, one room at a time. The ORC helps though doesn’t it? Great job on your bedroom makeover by the way! I love your bold wall color!

  6. Now THAT is one helluva laundry room makeover! Been watching the process and looks like you knocked it out of the park! Nice job as always, really love how you executed it and end results – – you have true style and vision. Me? I would have set off a firecracker, shut the door and walked away, then called for laundry service pick up. Can’t wait to see it with the finishing details.

    • Hahahaha! A firecracker huh? And I imagine you walking away in slow motion as a ball of fire ensues behind you… 😀 Thanks so much! I can’t wait to see the finishing details either…I’m not too great at cutting crown molding though. lol.

  7. Absolutely gorgeous!! I adore the gold accents and agree that great hardware can change a whole look. Job well done.

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