View our budget friendly laundry room update that we did in less than one day*!
Laundry Room Design
I already picked out some inspiration for this design in this post.
I measured out the width of the wall – which came to about 65″ wide. Zack measured it and it was 64 5/8″ wide, haha. Then, from my inspiration photos *link to inspiration post*, I created a rough sketch of what cabinets I wanted to install. I want more of a symmetrical design, but I also want a space for hanging clothes to dry.
We went with two 30″ tall cabinets on the edges with a short cabinet in the middle. That way we could add a hanging rod underneath with the space to hang a shirt.
And that got us to 63″ wide of cabinets, so we also bought these filler pieces to fill in the gaps on the edge. Now the cabinets are flush with the walls and look like built-ins instead of free-standing cabinets.
- 1 Hampton Bay Shaker Satin White Stock Assembled Wall Kitchen Cabinet (15 in. x 30 in. x 12 in.)
- 1 Hampton Bay Shaker Satin White Stock Assembled Wall Bridge Kitchen Cabinet (30 in. x 18 in. x 12 in.)
- 1 Hampton Bay Shaker Satin White Stock Assembled Wall Kitchen Cabinet (18 in. x 30 in. x 12 in.)
- 2 Hampton Bay Satin White Cabinet Filler (3 in. x 30 in. x 0.75 in.)
- 1 pack GRK Fasteners R4 Multi-Purpose Screws #10 x 3-1/8″
- 1 pack GRK Fasteners Cabinet Screws 8 x 2-1/2″
- 1 pack GRK Fasteners T-15 2 in. Steel Star Bits
- 1 common board (cut to width of wall to help with leveling cabinets)
- Circular Saw
- 4 Tolva Knobs
- Extra: 1 10 pack FLIPTOGGLE 3/16 in. x 2-1/2 in. Toggle Bolt
We started first my measuring the height of where the bottom of the cabinets would reach. Our kitchen cabinets hand at a height of 55″. We decided on 58″ to give us space to add in a narrow shelf right above the washer and dryer.
I picked out three colors for samples: Silver Bullet, Tin Foil and Flannel Grey. I absolutely thought I was going with tin foil from the pamphlet until I saw how the samples looked.
I chose Silver Bullet. It really brightens up the space!
Zack wanted to open the wall to make sure that he didn’t install the posts into the water or electrical lines. He previously punctured a hole in the garage when we first moved in and hit a water line.
All the pegs were installed into the studs. *The floating shelf was installed at a later date
Finished Laundry Room
I love the new cabinets! I hate staring at clutter all day and this was the best solution for the room.
The total cost of this small upgrade is $619.75! This was totally inexpensive for us. Compared to the quote I received from California Closets for double the price.
I hope this inspires you to look at your laundry room space a little differently with the small changes you can make with a huge impact! Browse through my other home projects.