This is it! The first week of the One Room Challenge! If you’ve been following along here long, you know I LOVE the challenge of redoing a room over 6 weeks from start to finish. In the past, I’ve done some of my favorite spaces as part of the ORC- like my bathroom and kitchen and master bedroom
And this round? Well, I’m extra excited to be included as one of the featured designers!!! It’s a huge honor. I’m so grateful to be asked back because it’s an amazing opportunity. So thank you for reading here- it means the world to have your support! I’ll be posting my progress every Wednesday, so be sure to check in each week!
And now the question you’re all wondering- what room am I doing? My laundry room! Here’s what it looks like right this second:
laundry room before
This is a small room. In the corner are the washer and dryer with the water heater.
On the opposite side of the room is where I hang clothes before putting them away. Plus there’s storage stuff that should really be somewhere else.
This corner, between the storage of the laundry stuff and the water heater, is just the worst. Hopefully I can figure out a way to safely hide the water heater!
Where to start? Well here’s a list of the big additions I’m planning on-
- paint the floors. They are concrete and painted red right now.
- wallpaper the top half of the walls with a really fun pattern.
- tile the bottom half of the walls with subway tile.
- add in a bench where the storage is now.
- put in window coverings for a little privacy at night.
- switch out the washer and dryer for a stackable.
- Where the dryer currently is, put in a cabinet so there’s folding space (and hidden storage).
- Figure out a way to safely enclose the water heater.
- Paint the back door a fun color.
- ship lap and raise the ceiling- this will be a fun detail!
This is the outside of the laundry room. Our home was built in 1905 so this was once a porch that was later converted to a laundry room. As you can see, it has a slanted ceiling. The room is super low right now so we’re planning on vaulting the ceiling. I’m so excited for this update! It’ll add a ton of character!!!
In the kitchen, there’s an old transom window that goes into the laundry room. The glass has been replaced with wood, but I’m planning on switching it back to glass. I think this’ll be a fun detail!
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To give you an idea of what I’m thinking, I pulled a few pictures to illustrate the vibe I’m going for. In this photo, I love the colors, but mostly how fun the wallpaper and that cute door are. Yay for adding some whimsy and character! I also like that there’s a mudroom bench- similar to what I’m planning!
Next up, this illustrates how cute I think a stackable washer and dryer will look. I love the cabinet with open shelving above it. Plus, how fun is the teal color?!
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Last up, I love this laundry room with the subway tile. I’m going with subway tile because it is classic and fits nicely with the era of our home. I know it’s been a big trend, but I still love it.
p.s. want to catch up on all the laundry room posts? See them here!
Ok, so now you know the plan! Make sure to check back each week to see the progress (which I’ll also share on my Instagram stories). And you’ll definitely want to follow along with all of the other participants! Click through to see the rooms that they’ll be redoing!
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