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Laundry Reveal : How We Made Our Laundry Closet More Functional

Design, Projects — May 5, 2023

If you missed this post, we talked all about this project- we shared the before photos and plans for the space… yes, our laundry is inside our main closet… while it sounds practical, it definitely wasn’t in the before state. We didn’t have any space to fold clothes, piles of laundry constantly covered the floor and it was just overwhelming and not functional.

Today, we are revealing the laundry space with you and tomorrow we will be revealing the remaining closet space!

We decided to purchase the LG WashTower to save on space and have been so happy with this unit! Justin built an enclosure for the washer/dryer with storage on top and a side counter with hidden storage.



For size reference, our entire closet is 9′ x 8′, leaving the laundry area approximately 60″ x 60″. Not only is this area so much more aesthetically enjoyable, it functions much better now.

We used leftover butcher block that we had from another project- the counter space is 30″ x 21″. I stained it with 3 stains- Sherwin Williams WoodScapes Mountain Ash (semi-transparent), Varathane English Chestnut (wipe on, wipe off), and a final layer of Minwax Weathered Oak. Make sure to let each layer of stain dry completely before applying the next layer. Once it cured for 24 hours, I lightly sanded with a 220 grit sandpaper and applied a thin layer of Minwax Polycrylic Clear Matte Sealer.

I ordered this lamp for this counter, but it has a longer lead time so we are using this vintage lamp in here for now and love how it looks.

We hung this brass coat hanger for a small drying rack and we included four pegs for extra hanging storage if we need it too.

Brass plate covers make everything feel elevated!

We added two brass hooks in our closet for laying out clothes, or if we need steam a piece of clothing- we tried to make everything little space functional- I cannot wait for you to see the closet reveal tomorrow!

One more before and after….



I am so in love with this paint color- we went with Grayish by Clare Paint and it is the prettiest cool toned green/gray. We have used A LOT of brands of paint in the past and Justin and I both said this paint has the best coverage!

I shared more about this in our Instagram Stories Highlight, but we purchased this regular size curtain, hemmed it, and hung it by attaching a wooden dowel onto cup hooks that are screwed into the backside of this cabinet.

We used the remaining fabric to cover a vanity stool that you can see here!


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  1. Emily says:

    This is amazing! Curious what kind of wood you used to build the enclosure and side cabinet? Looking to do something similar for our laundry room.

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