Laundry Room Gets a Facelift

An unfinished basement is turned into a combination laundry room and crafts corner.

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After: This room is now one of the hottest trends in homebuilding today – a multipurpose laundry room.

Ceramic-tile flooring and bead-board walls give the space practical style with a cottage feeling. A dresser is moved into the corner provide storage for craft supplies. Then an L-shaped countertop is installed over the dresser and the washer and dryer. Plumbing and electric are easy to get to yet cleverly hidden from sight. The access holes are covered in decorative hinged panels made from simple, store-bought bulletin boards. A metal table and a pair of stool that used to be in the kitchen are moved into the room to create work surface for crafting or gift wrapping.

Cost breakdown:
wall construction (laundry room) $534
floor tile $262
backsplash $205
furniture $520
paint $96
lighting $81
decorative accessories $234

total $1,932

Laundry room makeover
decorative paper for bulletin boards: T.J. Maxx - 122720 and 554331
sink and flooring: HOBO
clothes hampers: Ikea - 20663
cabinet: Ikea - as-is item
baskets and bulletin boards: Wal-Mart - 063407986676 and 007234800936
laundry basket: T.J. Maxx - 158411
wooden letters: Wal-Mart - 002899576357
lamp shade: Target - 074080311
paint: J.C. Licht Benjamin Moore - 1452 After The Rain
countertops, countertop leg and countertop bracket: Ikea - Antonius 30101229 and 30013020
shelf and shelf brackets: Ikea - 31/ 20057000 and 40056976

Kitchen makeover
photo frames: Wal-Mart - 00440215981
table base: The Ark Thrift Shop
backsplash: Tile Outlet - whitish-gray 3/4" M095hE
cabinet hardware: The Home Depot - satin nickel 781266142757 and 781266619532
light fixture: The Home Depot - track lighting kits 008938273725
bamboo blinds: Lowe's - Fruitwood 164100
wall and ceiling paint: J.C. Licht Benjamin Moore - HC-173 Edgecomb Gray and white semi-gloss
shelf, shelf bracket, chair seat, chair legs: Ikea - stainless Mossby shelf 31/ 20057000, BJ-Rnum bracket 40056976, baby-blue Jules seat shell 10059900, chrome Jules chair legs

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