Sharing before and after photos of our completed laundry room/storage space makeover using IKEA cabinets.
When we purchased our house last fall, the laundry room was completely outdated with vinyl flooring and old upper cabinets and utility sink.
Before moving in we ripped up flooring in the entire house and laid down luxury vinyl plank flooring throughout with the exception of the bathrooms. This type of flooring is durable, waterproof and easy to install.
When planning out this space, we had to decide if we wanted to keep the utility sink or use the space to create additional overflow storage. Considering we rarely used the utility sink in our last house we went with additional storage for cleaning supplies, bulk groceries/paper products, and the kids puzzles and games.
We already owned a top-loading washer and dryer that was still in great condition, so we just had to purchase cabinetry and decor.
- (2) IKEA SEKTION Wall Cabinets – 15 x 15 x 30
- IKEA SEKTION High cabinet with shelves & 2 doors – 30 x 24 x 90
- Laundry Room Round Wood Wall Decor
- Buffalo Check Accent Rug
- Laundry Co. Metal Wall Plaque
- Metal and Fabric Retro Laundry Bin
- White Laundry Wall Sign (on the door)
- Round Black Cabinet Pulls – leftover from our guest room makeover
Planning this space was a little more challenging than I expected honestly. I polled my Instagram community asking for their insight and experience with their current layouts. As much as I wanted that “Pinterest-Perfect” laundry room design many pointed out it wasn’t very practical.
Open shelving in a room meant for storage was a recipe for disaster. So I compromised with one open shelf with baskets between the two upper cabinets.
My husband built a ledge behind the washer and dryer + folding table to hide the ugly pipes/utility hookup.
Then I was able to slide an additional retro laundry bin under the folding table for when my husband and kids come home from soccer covered in dirt.
One thing I feel we can never have enough of is storage. We opted to get the 90″ cabinet with 60″ double doors + open shelving above for additional home storage.
- bulk groceries
- bulk paper items
- larger kitchen appliances + kitchen tools not used frequently
- cleaning supplies
- kids puzzles + games
I am so thrilled with the way this space turned out. It’s bright, clean and completely functional.
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Future posts to look forward to:
How to Store Kids’ Games, Puzzles + LEGO’s