The time has come, the day is now. I’m going to make my laundry space cute. But let’s be real- it’s going to be challenging. We have a small garage that the washer and dryer are in so it’ll be tricky to take it from utilitarian to real special. But I have plans for the garage laundry room! I’ve been dreaming about this and now- I get to show you my ideas!
Plans for the Garage Laundry Room
Let’s start with the before pictures and then I’ll show you the floor plan and the mood board. Plus I’ll go deeper into some of my favorite parts.
Here’s the current state of our laundry room. Let me show you how glamorous- the dryer barely works. If you open it when it runs, it just keeps spinning. My computer box is where we keep the laundry detergent. Hooks for laundry stuff from screws. And exposed wires. It’s super bare bones!
And you can see, it’s part of the garage. But the garage isn’t used for storing our car. It’s too small to fit our vehicle and the garage door doesn’t actually open and close. So we have room to have fun!
From the other angle, you can see that the washer and dryer kind of block the already small door to the powder room. Now, my friends you know why I want to polish this little space right up!
Here’s what I’m thinking with the floor plan! First off, building a wall on the right side so that the washer and dryer has a feeling of a room (even though it’s just being blocked off from the rest of the space).
Secondly, we want to move the door to the powder room down so that it’s not blocked by the washer and dryer.
We’ll keep the washer and dryer where they are and add a DIY rolling cart that can hold the detergent and laundry supplies.
Last, we’ll build the wires into the walls for a cleaner look.
For the floor plan, my inspiration image is my Utah laundry room. I just love that space- ok?! I’ll be doing a similar design, but will make it unique. From tropical wallpaper to marble looking tile- I think it’s going to be special!
I have more neutral art planned since the wallpaper is so bold.
I’m thinking about adding some brass lighting to add another element of distinguishing this part of the room from the rest of the laundry room.
I’m so excited for this pink palm tree wallpaper! It feels classic, but in my signature colors. It’ll make a statement and I know it’ll be a really special element for the laundry room.
The tile is another element I’m really excited about! I’ll do a subway tile look, but the Carrara looking tile will add a really traditional element. The pink pencil tile adds a bit of fun and personality. And then aa cornice molding will end the tile so the wallpaper can start above it.
I’m planning on adding a decor shelf. You know me- I’m always looking for a way to add a fun decorative element. I’m actually planning on mixing some laundry related items (like pretty scrubbers) with some dollhouse chairs.
I think it’ll look interesting and tell a bit of my story. When I was in college, my school (FIDM) had the prettiest display of mini famous chairs. It was one of my favorite things! Who doesn’t love miniatures!? Anyway, I thought I could play homage to that with some little cute chairs of my own.
I have some DIYs planned in here like a rolling cart and a cornice box. I’ll be using some great vintage items like the dollhouse chairs and the cutest brass bow scrubber. I’ll show that soon- it’s going to be good!
What do you think? Will this be fun? I’m excited to make it a reality!
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