Laundry Room Refresh | Elk River, MN

As a lot of you know we recently moved into a new home and slowly but surely we’re going to be updating the rooms. First up on our list, the laundry room, since it’s where we spend a ton of our time.  We never had a mud room in our previous homes, so that was a must for the next home we purchased. When we toured this home and saw a private mud room/laundry room coming in from the garage, we were sold!  The room had the bones we wanted, and it just needed a little refresh! And, as you can see, a lot of organizing.

Material Selections

Walls: Simply White by Benjamin Moore

Cabinets: Ellie Gray by Sherwin Williams


the challenge

Our mudroom/laundry room had quickly become our dumping zone, as we haven’t gotten fully moved in and organized at our new home. Even though this project was quick, it was a super fun and we were excited we had the push to whip this room into shape. I think it was actually less stressful and more fun to refresh a space on short notice and timeline, rather than having weeks or months to prepare and overanalyze all of our selection choices.

our solution

Light and bright was a must for our laundry room. Just like bathrooms, we like our laundry rooms looking and feeling fresh and clean! So we knew the dark cabinets and chocolate wall paint had to go. Thanks to our lovely readers we chose to repaint the cabinets Ellie Gray by Benjamin Moore, and we couldn’t be happier. Since we were going a little darker with the cabinetry, we decided white was a natural choice for making the room feel more spacious. As it’s a small room, the more open we could make it feel, the better. We decided on Simply White by Benjamin Moore for the walls, and it was love at first roll.  Once we painted the walls and cabinets, we did a complete scrub down with the lovely magic eraser. Gosh, I love those things! We were contemplating redoing the floors, but that magic eraser is amazing and did the trick. All the knicks and marks were gone in seconds. I’m glad we ended up putting the costs of what we would have done for the floor to create the fun backsplash on the wall.  For multiple views of the DIY process, check out our posts here and here.