I recently finished up a little makeover in our laundry room last month and I am so happy with it, I wanted to share it with you guys. I have mentioned before, we have this tiny little laundry room that goes from our main living room into the garage. It gets almost no natural light, has low ceilings, is narrow and basically has nothing much going for it. I ignored the room for years and it became a dumping ground for random junk and was just a depressing space to be in.
One major issue was the old travertine tile that just looked dirty and dingy to me. I tried redoing the grout in this space a few months ago and that helped a bit.. but all in all the room really needs new flooring.
We are currently considering a remodel of the kitchen so I really don’t want to do any big changes to any rooms until we figure out our plan and budget for that space. But I still want the laundry room to be functional and pretty in the meantime. So in comes peel and stick vinyl tile to save the day.
A very temporary solution that totally transformed the space in my opinion. So really about $60 on paint, a few new accessories, a $75 light fixture and $75 in vinyl flooring and I think this space looks like night and day.
I did this entire room myself in just a few hours and with about $75 in supplies. All in all, I am quite happy with the results and if I ever change my mind about these tiles, I can just rip them right up off the floor and go back to our travertine.
I have to say I am so thrilled with the transformation of this room with really not a lot of time and a really small budget. Here is where things started last summer:
Grey walls which made the space feel like a prison cell, the hideous travertine that was impossible to keep clean, dog toys and random junk and an old rug that should have been destined for the garbage.
I updated the wall color (Benjamin Moore Simply White) and painted the cabinets (Sherwin Williams Stream) and absolutely scrubbed the floor like a maniac which helped.
I added a few new wall decor pieces, changed up the light fixture and all in all it was a pretty dramatic improvement to the space.
But I still wasn’t happy with the flooring and this is the prime space where dirty sports equipment/uniforms regularly land, the dogs spend a ton of time going in and out of the dog door and it is a major thoroughfare for the household.
So I choose this patterned stick tile and I think the space finally looks finished and fresh. It is a much nicer space to be in and when I walk past multiple times a day, I don’t feel stressed and anxious looking into a filthy space.
Clutter free and much brighter. Now that the laundry room does look so much nicer, it doesn’t turn into a junk drop zone. I think once you have the fresh, clean space, you really want to keep it fresh and clean and junk free.
So if you want to give peel and stick tiles a try, they are extremely affordable ($12 or less for a box of 10 tiles), very simple to install and give your space an instant face lift. I will say these are not amazing quality and not the most durable flooring ever. I probably wouldn’t look at this as a long term solution for our home but I think these should hold up really well for a least a year or maybe two. To keep them clean, I just vacuum the space and buff off any little scrapes or scratches with a Magic Eraser. About once a week, I go over the floor with a mop or I just spritz vinegar on the floor and wipe it clean. Easy.
Here are the items I used in our laundry room makeover- just click the image to go right to the item: