Mud and Laundry Room Reveal

 Hey loves. I kept meaning to share a reveal of our mud and laundry room. This was the first room in our new house that we remodeled. It isn't 100% finished, is any room really ever finished. We have decided we want to add some more to it so lets call this phase 1 and 2. 


The previous owners originally used this space as an office. They also never went in and out the back door. Their was hook-ups for a washer and dryer in this space, but they had their washer and dryer in the basement. It is right inside the garage door also and has a small storage closet. 

Phase 1

Before we moved in (we had 6 days to paint/prep, start moving some things before we had to be out of our old house) Brian tore up the carpet. It left little sticky carpet remnants. I spent a long time scrapping and scrubbing it off. 

Somehow I forgot to take any pictures of what the laundry room looked like before phase 2 (meaning paint and flooring) So these pictures are from after phase 2. 

When we moved we decided we wanted to redo this space as an official mud room and put the laundry up here instead of having to go up and down 2 flights of stairs every time I do laundry (I would be forgetting I even put anything in the laundry). Within the first 2 weeks of living in the house, our contractor came and ran the wires for our dryer (it is gas and there was only an electric hook-up), and added a utility tub (so I could fill a mop bucket and not have to carry it up and down the stairs). For the time being I just ran to my parents house a few times to do laundry. 

The step down from our kitchen to the mud room and half bath was a little over 9inches. That's a big for a lot of older people. Both of our parents had trouble with the step. Brian built a transition step that is also big enough for a walker. 

Phase 2

I envisioned a mudroom where the kids take off their shoes after school, hang their coats and bookbags and everything would have a place, like what you see on Pinterest. I showed Brian some ideas and he came up with the design. 

The hooks we got at a consignment store and painted white. Here is the bench we ordered. It is a lot sturdier than I had expected. The cupboard just pulls it all together. (it is no longer available)

I just love the way it turned out. 

Phase 3 Plans

Now that it is done with phase 2 we have been discussing what else we want to change and/or add to finish the space. We have talked about shelf over washer and dryer. (We have a Christmas train that would go perfect on top both of them) We also discussed a cupboard above the washer and dryer for more storage. The last minor thing I would like is a different laundry basket. The mesh cart we have had for years and works fine. When we have company we do stuff it in the utility closet. I would like this closed hamper instead. 

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  1. Adrienne this looks fantastic! What an upgrade! Lauren


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