Sometimes less is more, and such was the case with our basement laundry room at the townhouse. The first budget basement update was completed about 7 years ago.
You can see the original unfinished basement laundry room makeover. Pretty basic, right? Although quite a bit brighter than the new look.
A budget basement laundry room updated for $100
This time around, the laundry area is even more basic and was completed on an even smaller budget. Nevertheless, it somehow showed very nicely to potential buyers during the sale of this home. Obviously it wasn’t the lure of shiny new objects. The washer and dryer, while still working are like…15 yrs old. So, I’m guessing it was the clean and fresh painted neutral colors, along with the utilitarian feel and of course, THE POTENTIAL…
You be the judge. But I have to say, I really ended up liking how this area turned out. Surprisingly, or maybe not so surprisingly, the total for this laundry room refresh was only about $100. Basically the cost of paint and a few accessories.
Here is how this basement laundry room makeover breaks down:
Saved items that went back in place in this laundry area:
The spray painted laundry tub, the black mirror and the shelf over the washer and dryer.
Areas that were updated:
Basement Walls: Painted SW Navajo White (a similar but slightly lighter color than what was already on the walls).
Wall shelf – painted the same color as the walls
Vinyl Basement Floor: Painted SW Manor House (we also used a primer before repainting).
An old dining table upcycled as a laundry folding table:
Painted SW Gauntlet Gray – paint left over from the painted closet doors in the master bedroom.
Here’s a quick tip for painting a table: Use paper plates under the table legs to make it easier to paint the very bottom part of the table legs.
Items added for staging purposes only
I took these items back home with me 🙂
Fake succulent planter– I made several of these last year.
Plastic laundry detergent bucket – purchased new.
Dark brown basket- purchased new.
So there you have it. One of the most basic basement laundry room makeovers you’ve probably ever seen. But it’s clean and simple. Ready to be used. And with plenty of room left for added storage, additional laundry items and other personal touches that we all love to add to make a space our own.
For the next budget townhouse update on our list, see how we installed carpet on the guest bedroom floor for just about $200. And we were able to do this project ourselves, as well.