This spring we are starting the journey of updating our farmhouse laundry room. We are starting this project with a couple of goals in mind:
- To create a room that is a workhorse of a laundry room (4 kids, and a farmer husband, living in the country).
- To design a space that feels like an authentic farmhouse.
- To make sure that the permanent fixtures of the room are sturdy and timeless in design.
So I started working on a design that would meet this big list of requirements, using the existing square footage. The overall plans are shown in the mood board. You can see the overall colors are a greige and light pink.
A summary of the plans:
- Replace the laminate flooring with a timeless white tile.
- Tear out old cabinets and replace them with new ones that are easier to access and will allow us to use the space more efficiently.
- Replace the sink with a cast iron sink, one that will be sturdy for years to come, but also farmhouse in design.
- Ample space for storage, laundry sorting and laundry folding.
- Black hardware, lighting and decor that brings in both the modern and farmhouse styles.
Before we get started lets take a look at the current laundry room with some before photos.
Cupboards above the washer and dryer are extra deep, which is a lot of space, but makes it difficult to use efficiently. (aka – everything disappears into the back of these large cupboards.) The laundry table really is too small for laundry and has basically become storage. Lockers are nice, but never seem to be closed, and seem to acquire piles of shoes.
The sink is deep, which I love! It’s a priority to find a deep utility sink when we update the room and also update the lighting.
These small doors open up into a pantry and coat closet. Knocking out this entire wall and putting in cabinets that offer good storage will be a big game changer for our family of six.
We have a lot of demo to tackle, cabinets to design, and lots of other projects to knock off the list. This is most definitely the biggest room design we have taken on during a One Room Challenge, but with some luck when it comes to timing we will hopefully be able to pull this off by the deadline! Stay tuned for more updates on the laundry room makeover, and check out our IG stories for behind the scenes pictures and videos. Head to this section of our blog posts for more ORC posts and be sure to head over to the One Room Challenge link up where you see more great rooms being transformed during the month of April.