Mar 6, 2011

Laundry Room Redo

Check it out!  We completely transformed our laundry room in one weekend -
and it cost less than $400.  I'm skipping all the way to the bank with all the money we saved. 

Here's a quick breakdown of what we did...
  1. Added a new-er dryer that was given to us from Rob's Aunt Donna
  2. Tore down the very old wire shelving and installed a new cabinet and drying rack
  3. Painted the walls and doors 
  4. Added new base boards
  5. Pulled up the 20 year old linoleum and layed new tile flooring
  6. Removed the old light fixture and replaced it with a new one
  7. Replaced all the light sockets 

If you're wondering how we pulled this off for less than $400, here's a cost breakdown of the materials we used:
  1. (2) 5 Gallon Buckets - $5.08
  2. Outlet - $3.97
  3. (2) Light Sockets - $7.94
  4. IKEA Cabinet - $45.00
  5. IKEA Cabinet Doors - $30.00
  6. Drying Shelf - $12.99
  7. Tile - $61.60
  8. Tile Spacers - $5.16
  9. Thin Set - $15.97
  10. Grout - $18.00
  11. New Dryer Hose - $30.00
  12. Light Fixture - $19.97
  13. Base Boards - $39.28
  14. Corner Pieces for Baseboards - $3.75
  15. Caulk - $2.14
  16. Paint - $1.00 (Clearance)
  17. Rug - $17.99
Drum roll please....

GRAND TOTAL:  $319.84

If you're like me and have always wanted a blissful place to do laundry but always thought it would cost too much money, you should know that it's totally possible without breaking the bank.

This makeover is linking up with the best of them at:

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Brandi Nell said...

Looks great! We have the same Dryer! I don't know about you, but I DREAM of the day we can get some NEW front loaders! HA!

Ginna said...

I just found your blog and love all your projects! We are looking to do some updating in our laundry room - did you move the washer and dryer before painting? If not, how did you paint behind and around them? We already have our appliances in place and I'm hoping to find a way to avoid moving them. :)

Kimberly said...

beautiful room! Loving the color

Bloggerontherun said...

lol...I used to have that IKEA red woven rug!

Awesome job...makes you actually not mind doing laundry

Ray* said...

Thanks Ladies for the kinds words.

Gina: We did move the washer and dryer before we painted. We had to remove them anyhow in order to lay the tile down. My suggestion is to just move the washer/dryer up a couple of feet and get back there to paint. It's not that bad...

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I love the new wall color and the knobs on your cabinet! Fabulous makeover. I featured your post this afternoon in the Highlighted Links post. :)

Thanks so much for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party. :) Have fun finding some good reads, and I hope you'll visit me at Serenity Now again soon. :)

1 Funky Woman said...

Hi there, I just found you through Tatertots and Jello and I love how thrifty you are. Your laundry turned out so nicely. I did my laundry room redo on a budget also, boy last spring sometime. Don't remember the post, but you could find it if you'd like to!

Love for you to stop on over and check me out!

So going to start following you for sure!


queenbee1994 said...

Awesome transformation and its great that you didnt break the bank. Love the color of the room and the knobs on the cabinet.

Lindsey @ Better After said...

Wow, that is so inspiring! Everything looks great. Looooove the wallcolor you chose too!

Dave said...

Just stumbled upon your blog today. Nice job on the remodel. I like the dark tile picking up on the dark cabinets.

Chandeen @ Designed by Chance said...

I have laundry envy! It looks amazing, the whole project.

Comeca Jones said...

looks great!

Jami Graham said...

I just found your blog! I recently (today) posted about a laundry room makeover! What a difference! I still have to accessorize it but it's amazing to have a space dedicated to it...before it was a "cat room"