Laundry Rooms Don’t Have to be Boring

We finally moved into our new house and although it was built in 2013, there are still things we want to change to make it more beautiful.  Because there are no major remodeling needs in a new house, most of the changes have been with paint and some new tile, so anyone can do them. We started with the laundry room.  The room itself is quite large and the washer and dryer are not behind doors.  So when we purchased the house we had to decide to either cover them up or make the laundry space beautiful.  We chose to make the laundry room beautiful.  Here is a photo of the laundry room before. It is kind of boring and bland.

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The wall color was acceptable and the flooring was nice, so we chose to dress up the space with a Rustic Modern feel.  We started by purchasing a new Samsung Washer and Dryer.  We chose the Black Stainless Steel for a dramatic look and they are beautiful!

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To break up the space of the large wall behind the washer and dryer, we installed two frosted glass Sekiton horizontal cabinets from IKEA.  Next, we decided to add some interest to the walls by installing weathered wood-look tile, Marazzi Montagna Rustic Bay from the Home Depot.  The tiles are 6′ x 24″ and it really looks like weathered wood.  I installed the tile to just a few inches below the washer and dryer.  While we were at IKEA, we also picked up an Eckbacken countertop with a metal-look and a small 12″ cabinet to go between the washer and dryer.

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The process was pretty easy.  The cabinets took a couple of hours to build and hang and the tile went up in a day with grout the next day.  The countertop was cut to size using just a circular saw.  The result is a beautiful, elegant laundry room!  Enjoy!

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