Use these tips to update your laundry room on a budget, then tackle more rooms with frugal home improvement projects.
You can’t escape doing laundry, let’s face it. Would you be more likely to keep up with laundry if you actually liked the room? What if you could turn your laundry room into a beautiful place you don’t mind spending time?
You can update a laundry room on a budget and make the task that much more bearable. Whether it’s adding a new coat of paint or making a place for everything, you’re going to love your new laundry room.
Ways to update your laundry room on a budget
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First things first. Paint can completely change the feel of a room. This is especially true if your laundry room is in the basement and you’re looking at concrete block. Paint the room a color that makes you happy. Whether it’s a soothing blue or a vibrant hot pink, the color should make you smile every time you enter the room. Make sure to get a paint that is made for rooms that have a lot of moisture.
Cabinetry can improve a laundry room because it allows you to clear the clutter. Everything has a place and the surfaces can be kept clean. Try adding a couple of hanging cabinets above your washing machine and dryer and add a couple bottom cabinets on either side. You can purchase unfinished cabinets for very cheap and then stain or paint them to match the look you want.
Add a Countertop
If you have a front load washer and dryer, add a countertop across the top to give you more work surface. This is great for pre-treating stains, folding clothes, etc. It even gives you a place to set your laptop so you can watch Netflix while you wash laundry.
Inside the new cabinets, add storage baskets to keep everything tidy. You can also add a rod to hang your spray bottles on. The more organized your laundry room is, the easier it is to find everything you need.
Shop the Clearance Section
Last, but not least, if you want to update your washer and dryer, hit your home improvement store’s clearance section. You will not believe how much money you can save when an appliance has a small dent. If you’re okay with a dent or scratch, you could save several hundred to over a $1,000 off the regular price.
I have to admit, even with my 7 Ways to Make Laundry Easier, I still spend an awful lot of time in my very ugly laundry room. Before you start shelling out big bucks for a new laundry room, consider these easy and affordable tips. You’ll be able to get a laundry room you’ll like spending time in without spending a fortune.
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