Skip to Content

Laundry Room Ideas – One Room Challenge Week 1

Sharing is caring!

One Room Challenge Guest

One Room Challenge Guest

It’s finally here!

The first week of the One Room Challenge. I have been dreaming of a gorgeous and super functional laundry room since we moved in 18 years ago. My dream is finally coming true. I have some of my ideas for the laundry room makeover on my mood board below.

Laundry room makeover mood board

Laundry room makeover mood board

Please join me on this six week makeover as I turn this inefficient eye sore into a gorgeous modern Bohemian laundry room/mudroom combination. There will be lots of easy and budget friendly DIY’s and so much more. Join the Laundry Room Makeover Newsletter here and you will get all the inspiration delivered to your inbox.

I am embarrassed to share the naked truth about the most neglected room in our house.  It should have a warning sign on the door – – Enter if you dare!

Laundry shelving before photo

Shelving before photo

Laundry room before photo

Laundry room before photo

I did not realize how awful this room had become until I saw the photos on my computer screen and I can see it is worst than I realized. Life gets busy raising your family so the laundry room makeover has been pushed to the bottom of the to-do list until now. My priorities have changed since my youngest is 21 years old and I have the time to focus on this forgotten room. The possibilities are endless.

Laundry Room Ideas

This has been the year of room makeovers in our house. The hall bathroom makeover turned out better than I imaged for only $300 thus you read more about the  bathroom makeover in an earlier post. Now I am inspired to makeover the laundry too.

Bathroom makeover reveal

Bathroom makeover reveal

Bathroom remodel completed

Bathroom remodel completed

You can see the trend in bathroom with white walls, clean lines and geometric accents. I would like the laundry room to have that same vibe.

Laundry Room Checklist

Making a list of must-haves for the laundry room.

  • Cabinets
  • Decor
  • Shelving
  • Organization
  • Rugs
  • Mudroom hall tree
  • Entry bench
  • Lighting
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Bench cushion
  • Pillows
  • Command center

Plan of action

  1. Remove the popcorn ceiling
  2. Replace lighting
  3. Paint walls and ceiling
  4. Lay tile floor
  5. Hide hot water heater
  6. Build a hall tree with bench, cushions, and pillows
  7. Replace washer and dryer
  8. Build an enclosure around the sides and top of washer and dryer
  9. Build a mini counter for the phone charging station
  10. Tile the area above the counter
  11. Install open shelving and cabinets over washer and dryer

This is going to be amazing! I will be writing about my progress for the next 5 weeks. Pinch me I have to be dreaming this is really happening and I hope you will join me on this makeover adventure. What are your ideas for the ULTIMATE laundry room/mudroom? Please let me know in the comments. Please checkout all the other participants in the One Room Challenge.

Happy fall,


One Room Challenge

One Room Challenge

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Saturday 8th of April 2023

They acknowledge that life can get busy with raising a family, and as a result, they had not prioritized the laundry room makeover. However, upon seeing the photos and realizing how bad it actually is, they have decided to move it up to the top of their to-do


Tuesday 8th of October 2019

Actually, I wouldn’t say your current laundry room looks bad; just utilitarian. But I am excited to see this transformation!


Friday 4th of October 2019

Wish I had a Laundry Room!! My washer and dryer are in my powder room in a closet!! Thanks so much for stopping by!! Can you send me the link to your daughter's blog again? I misplaced your message.. Hugs, Deb


Thursday 3rd of October 2019

I can’t wait to see how this room turns out! We all have a room in need of a facelift - this has forced me to think about starting on it :) Thank you! Leah

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Sharing is Caring

Help spread the word. You're awesome for doing it!