Whitestone mud/laundry room combo

May 14, 2020

You may know by now that I sometimes start projects and then see something shiny and switch gears in the middle of it. Our mud/laundry combo is a good example of this. I quite literally stopped painting in the middle of a wall:
Huge DIY chalkboard tutorial

I have zero shame in doing this...it stayed like this for a YEAR. Ah well, at least it wasn't super noticeable. 

Finishing this wall and another one have been on my list for, well...a year. I finally got that finished and I'm so thrilled with the changes I've made in here, I figured I'd do a little recap with before and after photos. I'll also share what else I'd like to accomplish in here. 

This room is a mud room and laundry space -- which if not large enough, I would not recommend. We had the combo in our old house for awhile and it was WAY too small. But when you have it all in a big room, it's pretty awesome. 

I LOVE that we can walk in from traveling and dump all of our dirty clothes right into the washer or hampers. I also love that it's close enough to our living spaces that I can start loads/move clothes over to the dryer easily. 

Anyway...here's what we were working with soon after moving in. I chose a neutral ceramic marble-looking tile (I'll link the products or similar ones at the bottom of the post!) for the flooring:
mud room laundry combo layout

I was able to design the layout of this space and drew at least 15 layouts before deciding on this one.

A year after moving in I changed out the standard lights to these pretty brass flush mounts and then last year I added the shiplap wall and painted (half of the room): 

Gray and white laundry/mud room combo

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I built those pull out shoe cubbies a couple months ago and they are working perfectly! I love them.

The original wall color was the one I used throughout the whole house -- agreeable gray by Sherwin-Williams:
ceramic marble looking tile

The new color is called Whitestone, and I used and loved it in our old master bedroom

You can see how I made that lettered sign here! After adding the huge DIY chalkboard, this is how that view looks now: 
DIY hand lettered sign tutorial

Cutting board storage side of fridge

We have a long folding table along one wall that we keep our cat litter under: 
Folding table laundry room

It also serves as a command center -- we charge all of our electronics here and all mail lands here first: 
Hiding cat litter under countertop

You can see how I hid the cat litter for just a few bucks here! 

You may notice that wall isn't painted still -- I have a DIY project in mind for that wall I'm hoping to work on soon! 

Here are a few more looks at the space so far! 
Top loader LG washer review

Our washer and dryer are still kicking! You can read my review of this LG top loader washer and dryer here. 

Look, the wall is painted! 😂
How to paint a large chalkboard on any wall

Laundry/mud room with closet for vacuums

Here's a look inside that closet -- it's basically the best thing ever: 
Cleaning supply closet for charging vacuums

I hope to add crown molding in this room soon, and then paint those closet doors black. I have bigger plans for the folding table area, but with all that's gone on lately I doubt it be in the budget anytime soon. Maybe next year! 

Do you have a combo mud and laundry room? Do you love it or hate it? 

Here's a list of the projects I've completed in this room and links (click the photos) to the items as well!: 

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  1. Hi! Where is the adorable rug from that is in front of your washer/dryer? I have a mudroom/laundry room combo but not as large as this. I love it and find it useful that they are combined!

  2. Hi! Can you tell me what color white you used for the bench and cabinets? I never pick colors i love! I need to steal yours! :)


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