After I finished up my laundry room renovation, I kept getting the same question- how much did this cost?
And I get it! Putting a number next to a final product can give a (somewhat) realistic exception of how much to budget when planning a room. Personally, I love to see what projects cost too so I’m happy to share the laundry room renovation costs!
I should say though, that this was a big renovation. We tore out a whole wall! And everything else was down to the studs. It was a massive undertaking, my husband and I spent hundreds of hours customizing every detail, and the price reflects that.
The other thing I want to say is that every home and every renovation will be different. Every person will make different choices based on what works for their family. Which they should 🙂
For example, a few readers are sad for me that I don’t have a sink in there, but for us, that was an unnecessary expense when our kitchen sink is a few feet away. So this breakdown is what we chose, but we know others might have different priorities.
catch up on the laundry room makeover!
laundry room renovation costs
Tankless Water Heater + Installation $3000
Hardware Store Purchases $1591 (drywall, insulation, grout, screws, tile adhesive 2×4’s for the walls, caulk, etc.)
Accessories $1290 (laundry baskets $64, wall shelves $90, canisters $54, metal baskets $30, wool dryer balls $10, pink laundry soap bars $8, marble box $250, flamingo $150, crystal flower $150, small peonies set of 3 $250, large peonies and rose $384)*
Washer and Dryer $1200*
Roman Shades (3 windows) $570*
Brass Pendant Light $450*
Millwork $350 (estimate)*
Pillows $140 (no longer available)*
Rug (no longer available) $50*
Note, for the items with an asterisk, I received the item at a discount or for a trade for posting about them. I wanted to share the full price so that I could give an accurate total for what everything cost.
First of all, I know that’ll be a massive number to some people, so let’s talk about the One Room Challenge. I was a featured designer this round and that means that I got to choose products from a list of sponsors. While I wasn’t paid a penny to redo this room, I did get things that I hand picked to put in the room. I chose companies I loved who had products that worked wonderfully for the space.
The truth is, that without sponsors I would have NO way to redo our house as quickly as I have been. I hope that when I work with sponsors it’s a win win situation for everyone. I get a pretty room. You get to see and learn from the process. And the sponsor gets their product in front of new eyes.
Without sponsors I’d maybe be able to do one room like this once a year, when I’m now able to do one a quarter. So thank you for following along because I hope it’s fun for you as I do these projects. And thank you to my sponsors. They absolutely make these big exciting room reveals possible.
going over budget
Even with the help from the amazing companies we worked with, we still spent more on this room than what we budgeted for. We don’t regret that for a second because we got the room of our dreams, but it slows our progress on the patio (our next project) for a bit until we can save up for it.
If you’ve been a reader for long here, you know that my family lives debt free so we save our money until we can afford something. I know talking about money might be a bummer, but I do hope this honest conversation puts us on the same page. This was an expensive room so I’ll be doing budget friendly makeovers for a bit until the next big project.
So in May look forward to some small projects and we’ll be getting back to the She Shed! It needs the shiplap installed and then we’ll be making a work bench- that should be fun!
And I’m loving the laundry room! It gets a ton of use as we walk through there to get to the backyard. It’s such a bright and happy room. I LOVE it! The new washer and dryer are SUCH a treat to use! The dryer had a dry delay setting so if you put in a wet load of clothes right before you can have them dry when you wake up. Such a luxury! This room has been so fun to share and thank you to the kind words about it.
p.s. want to catch up on all the laundry room posts? See them here!
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