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Affordable Laundry Room Design Ideas & Plans

The first big project in 2020 will be my laundry room! I am excited to take you through my laundry room design plans today and give you a tour of the current space. The plan is to incorporate big design into this space on a little budget!

I am looking forward to this project because I love to get thrifty and creative with home renovation projects. My goal is to spend under $300 for this entire makeover.

Updated laundry room with intentional design

I say this all the time, but I love to surprise and delight home buyers with beautiful laundry rooms. In our third home, our laundry room was in a small closet. Before we listed the house, I made sure to give it a fresh coat of paint and make it look pretty. I also made sure it was VERY clean.

When a laundry room is in an area that is more visible to guests, it is even more important to update this space. I followed this rule with our Drummond flip house and created a laundry room design that was beautiful and functional.

Laundry Room Before Images

No judgments on the before images of the laundry room! I wanted to show you how it looks on a normal day, and it isn’t pretty! I feel like uninspiring rooms always become the junk zone! This laundry room has definitely become that place where we toss stuff we don’t know what to do with.

Our laundry room is a nice size, but I want it to be more efficient for our family. It is also very blue…

Laundry Room Design Plans

I used Canva to pull together my design ideas to get a visual of how it would all look together. It is super helpful to be able to see the cabinet color, wall color, and flooring altogether. To be clear, this is not how the room will be laid out, but you can get a visual of the cabinet color above the washer/dryer and how the accessories will pair with each other.

My goal is to create a space that feels clean and calm. Using earth tones and including natural elements like wood and woven baskets will help to achieve the calming vibe I want. I am beginning to gather my materials and will start this project at the end of the month.

Budget-friendly laundry room mood board | Building Bluebird

DIY Projects Planned

I have lots of DIY projects planned for this room to stay within my $300 budget.

  • Flooring: I will be using the Rustoleum RockSolid product to paint a pattern on the floors.
  • Walls: I will paint the walls a creamy white
  • Cabinets: I will be installing new hardware and painting the cabinets Back to Nature, which is Behr’s 2020 color of the year
  • Counter: I will cover the blue counter with black contact paper
  • Waterfall shelf: A shelf will be built above the washer and dryer

The remainder of the budget will be spent on decor, artwork, and functional items like a drying rack.

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Affordable DIY projects to transform your boring laundry room into an inspiring space! #diy #laundryroom #budgetfriendlydesign


Thursday 16th of January 2020

Great plan and good luck! I look forward to seeing everything once you get it done.


Thursday 16th of January 2020

Thank you so much, Bonnie!