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A Budget Friendly Laundry Room Makeover


This is a sponsored post in partnership with Elkay. All opinions are my own.

I’m moving right along through my parents’ house.  They’re such good sports and we’ve now given a makeover to their living room, guest room, separate guest suite, sister’s room and now their laundry room.  Sadly we’re actually starting to near the end of rooms available in that house……

I’m partnering with Elkay this year, so it worked out nicely that I was looking for a project to showcase an Elkay sink.  My mom was happy to donate their laundry room for the project.  What started as only a sink and faucet swap ended up being a complete laundry room overhaul.  You know, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie style.  The project did remain budget friendly though, so if you’re looking to overhaul your laundry room for under $5K, this post is for you!

Take a look at the before –

What we did –

Flooring – The 30-year-old white ceramic tile that wasn’t offensive by any means, but it had seen better days.  We went with a black ceramic tile laid in a herringbone pattern.

Cabinet Paint – The cabinetry was in good shape….but it did get a fresh coat of paint and now the cabinets look brand new. Color is SW Repose Gray.

Wall Paint – The existing color had to go.  It was an early 2000’s beige that was begging for something light and fresh. Color is SW Eider White.

New sink & faucet – I love a sleek stainless steel sink in the laundry and we paired this Elkay Crosstown sink with a matching stainless steel faucet from Elkay

Backsplash – We added a statement backsplash behind the sink and also behind the cabinetry to the right.

Countertops – We went with a laminate (!!) that mimics a marble. So soooo pretty…….

Hardware – The existing cabinets didn’t have hardware so we added chrome pulls.

And here we have it –

So pretty, right???

My mom planned to take that countertop all the way across to meet the right cabinets but turns out the two sides weren’t level.

Here’s another before/after view –

Ohhh that sink needed to go.  I originally thought the countertops were staying so I chose a top mount sink that would work with that.  Because my mom opted to get new countertops, we could have chosen any sink BUT I really love the style of the Elkay Crosstown sink for a laundry room.  It feels clean and is very durable.

Love the shiny Elkay faucet

Thoughts?!  Let’s just say my mom is enjoying laundry these days.  It really makes a difference when you have a pretty room for it all.


Sources / Price Breakdown:

Labor (tile demo, cabinet/wall paint & labor, laminate installation, floor tile installation, sink installation, hardware installation, roman shade installation): $2250

Floor Tile: $345

Backsplash Tile: $100

Laminate Countertop: $158

Elkay Crosstown Stainless Steel Sink: $550

Elkay 8″ Centerset Sink Faucet: $266

Cabinet Hardware: $134

Woven Window Shade: $62

Runner: $45

Round Baskets (2): $60

Rectangle Baskets (2): $20

Wire Baskets (2): $20

Macrame Wall Tapestry: $55

Bulletin Board: $15

Dish Towel: $5

Soap Dispenser: $10

TOTAL: $4,195




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