Emma’s Laundry Room Makeover
I am beyond excited to share our laundry room makeover today! This has turned out to be one of my favorite room transformations in my house to date. In partnership with Elkay, I selected two of their stainless steel sinks – the Sturdibilt Stainless Steel Sink for the laundry room and the Stainless Steel Wall Hung Service Sink for the small half bathroom connected to the room. I absolutely love the quality and durability of my new Elkay sinks! I love that their sinks are so versatile and can be used in many different rooms in a home. Design-wise, they were a bold choice that I think turned out so great in our space. Let me show you what we were working with before.
We really didn’t update anything about the laundry room since we moved into our house over four years ago. I did swap out the cabinet pull knobs or the shiny bronze ones you see in the “before” photo, but that’s it! There was large, beige tile on the floor and a sink/vanity that felt very mismatched. I also found that I got in a habit of piling things up on the vanity top, making this space look even more cluttered. We also do projects from time to time and have had contractors work in our home, and the previous sink had just gotten a bit stained and roughed up.
I think it took us so long to finally do something with this space in part because it does feel like a laundry area should be lower priority than, say, a kitchen or master bedroom. But our laundry room is connected to our garage, so we walk through this space every single day, in addition to using it when doing laundry or when I clean out my paint brushes and things. Now that it’s done I wish we had made this a priority sooner!
The space is very simple—I wanted it to feel clean and functional but still have design elements that my husband and I both love and that also go with the overall design of the rest of our home. We have a bit of a black, white, and green theme going in our house, so that was part of the inspiration. We added a closet bar for hang drying clothes (something I didn’t have before but wished I did). And I really cannot say how much I LOVE our new Elkay Sturdibilt Stainless Steel Sink. It has been much more durable and functional for our needs (hello stainless steel), but I also love the look in this space. It has a full-length backsplash and a wide apron to help eliminate spillover or grime.
As I mentioned, there is also a small half bathroom connected to our laundry room. It also just felt very beige and hodge-podgy to me (I realize that’s not a word but you get it, right?). Here’s a before and after:
The space is very tight, so removing the old vanity (we never used any of the drawers or storage anyway) with this Elkay Stainless Steel Wall Hung Service Sink made this small room feel so much more open without losing any of the functionality we actually used it for (washing hands).
These rooms are both fairly small, so we tried to show you as many angles as possible. I am just so happy with how this makeover turned out! Thanks for letting me share. xo. Emma
Room Details: laundry sink and bathroom sink / Elkay, green penny tile, globe lights, vanity light, circle mirror, and the soaps on rope. Also, here is my star sweater in case you are curious.
Credits // Author: Emma Chapman. Photography: Janae Hardy. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.