My laundry room…aka THE LAUNDRY DUNGEON.
I’ll be honest…I get a little scaredy-cat-pants to go down there.
It’s cold, dark and gloomy. The florescent lighting hums and makes you look jaundice.
It doesn’t help that I DESPISE doing laundry.
And rightfully so.
Doing the laundry for 4 men and myself is a daily chore.
Everyday I run up and down the stairs to my laundry dungeon with a full basket of dirties.
Well, I plan to change all that. Unfortunately, my redesign plan got put on hold when the contractor had to put a hole in wall…a good thing because I know that change is right around the corner…just a little later than I had planned. At any rate the plan goes like this: Tile the floor, move the fridges out, get the other matching dryer back from the shop (little boy stood on top of it and caved the top in), paint, move the fridges out (yes there are two in there) and do some built in storage. Stay tuned!
Jenny Komenda also has some fantastic tips for giving your own laundry room a major facelift. Here’s a few of my favorite of her suggestions:
Tip #1: Dealing with a dark, cave-like laundry room is a chore in and of itself! By taking off the doors on a few of your upper cabinets, you’ll open up the space and create a place to store baskets. In this laundry room, we assigned baskets for every member of the house, which makes sorting a breeze!
Tip #2: Why not decoupage or paint insides of cabinets for a fun pop of color? It’s a guaranteed smile each and every time you reach for your detergent.
Tip #3: Don’t like the cabinets, floors and countertops in your laundry room? Every surface can be painted or resurfaced! For less than $30 in materials, the outdated linoleum, brick pavers and old, dark cabinets were updated in this laundry room with paint and with a concrete overlay product.
Tip #4: Use a slab of stone or a simple piece of painted MDF on top of the washer/dryer units to create a folding station and to prevent socks from slipping in between the appliances.
You can see more of Jenny’s laundry room redesign here.
To kick off the start of my laundry room redesign I’ve teamed up with the Home Depot, P&G Maytag and Tide for the #BrilliantHEClean campaign . We’ll be giving away a Tide Sample and $500. gift card to the Home Depot that you can use towards sprucing up your own laundry room. That’s right folks!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Now just in case your laundry room is in need of a little more than just a small little facelift …
You can also enter ANOTHER giveaway for a chance to win a $5,000. laundry room redesign! Go here for more details.
Procter & Gamble provided the prize for your consideration, as well as any prize provided as part of a contest. I have been compensated to talk about this giveaway. Thoughts and opinions are my own.