One Room Challenge: Week 1 | Modern Farmhouse Laundry Room Plans and Inspiration

The One Room Challenge™ is a widely anticipated biannual event every April and October. It is an event where bloggers take the challenge to transform a space in just SIX WEEKS!!
One Room Challenge: Week 1 | Modern Farmhouse Laundry Room Plans and Inspiration
This is my first time doing the challenge and I’m excited, nervous, and ready to get started! My hubby…well let’s just say he is on bored but doubtful we can complete it in time. But nonetheless, here we go!
The Room
The room we chose for the challenge is our laundry room because well, it’s just darn pitiful. It is super small, cramped, and lacks function. Without further ado, here is the space in it’s current state…
The walls are a terrible mauve color, the shoe molding is brown, and it is majorly lacking storage. Several months ago we got rid of our pedestal bases for our washer and dryer and decided to stack them to try and give ourselves enough room for a utility sink and some cabinets. A couple days ago, after much debating, we decided to forego the sink because there just isn’t enough room *sad face*. In a perfect world, I would have this farmhouse sink in my laundry room!
One Room Challenge: Week 1 | Modern Farmhouse Laundry Room Plans and InspirationIsn’t it dreamy?! But, back to reality.
 One Room Challenge: Week 1 | Modern Farmhouse Laundry Room Plans and Inspiration
One Room Challenge: Week 1 | Modern Farmhouse Laundry Room Plans and Inspiration
The Plan
  • Unstack the washer and dryer
  • Add a butcher block counter top over W & D
  • Fix the plumbing issues (such as the random pipes sticking out of the walls that we are assuming are the old water heater lines)
  • Remove current shelving and add upper cabinets all the way across the back wall
  • Paint the ceiling, walls, baseboards and trim
  • Install subway tile backsplash w/ gray grout

The Inspiration

I adore light and airy spaces with lots of varying textures. Texture is one of the best ways to add character to a neutral space!

One Room Challenge: Week 1 | Modern Farmhouse Laundry Room Plans and InspirationSource via Dear Lillie Blog

 I immediately fell in love with this laundry room by Dear Lillie for obvious reasons! Those floors, the dark gray cabinets with the butcher block, I mean seriously GORGEOUS!

One Room Challenge: Week 1 | Modern Farmhouse Laundry Room Plans and InspirationSource via Monika Hibbs

Another laundry room that is totally drool-worthy is this beauty by Monika Hibbs. I can’t get over the floors!!  All contrast-y details like the black sink and light fixtures are perfect, and the natural elements balance it all out. It is so bright and lovely, I’m sure I could ALMOST enjoy doing laundry in that room!

Here is my inspiration board for our laundry room makeover, I am so excited to get started on this project and I cannot wait to share the whole process with you!

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One Room Challenge: Week 1 | Modern Farmhouse Laundry Room Plans and Inspiration
Baskets | Glass Jars | Light Fixture | Utility Cart | Hooks | Rug | Sign | Butcher Block | Benjamin Moore Chelsea Gray | Subway Tile w/ Gray Grout

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22 thoughts on “One Room Challenge: Week 1 | Modern Farmhouse Laundry Room Plans and Inspiration

  1. I love your inspiration, and I might be just as excited out the farmhouse sink as you are 🙂

    Best of luck! Can’t wait to see the finished room!!

    1. Hey Diana! Thank you! I would love to have that farmhouse sink, if only my laundry room were 2x bigger! *sigh* But in a perfect world, that sink would be mine!! 🙂

  2. I love your inspiration for your laundry room. Your idea of hanging cabinets is great for storage and subway tile is so classic. I can’t wait to see what you do!
    Julie @ Love My Simple Home

  3. Oh – this is going to be soooooo pretty! I love all the textures you’ve picked in your mood board. 🙂 This is my first time attempting an ORC – it’s all so exciting!!

    1. Yay!! Glad I’m not the only first-timer! I feel like there are so many seasoned ORC participants and I’m the only one with no clue what I’m doing! LOL!

    1. Ohh awesome! I will definitely be checking that out! Yes, I am doing this makeover sans flooring also! Gonna try to bring in some fun pattern with a rug! We will see how it turns out!!

  4. I can’t wait to see how this room transforms! My laundry looks pretty much the same right now, but our machines are not stacked – we just bought a kit to do that but now I’m reconsidering lol! I love your inspiration photos too. Good luck!!

    1. Yeah I don’t mind them stacked at all but I think it will give us the most storage and functionality to unstack them again and have a folding surface as well as a hanging rod, between the cabinets. I REALLY wanted to have a sink though! Thanks for following along, Casey!

  5. I love the inspiration and can’t wait to see what you do. I’m super jealous of people with real laundry rooms. Mine is in the dungeon (unfinished basement.) 😉

    1. Aww! It’s all about perspective I guess. I’m jealous of people with large laundry rooms, mine feels like a closet! We don’t have a lot of basement homes around here, something to do with radon I think??

  6. That sink!!! Swoon!!! My mom’s old house has one of these as their kitchen sink, and I’m dying to bring it over here to use somehow! I LOVE IT! Your inspiration board and ideas are phenomenal! I can’t wait to see how this turns out.

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