I know the kitchen is the most important room in the house but the mudroom and laundry room get so much traffic and use that most people don’t want them to be dingy.
Renovating these rooms may not be on the top of a homeowner’s list but I have to say that it can not only make you happy as a homeowner but make a potential buyer do a little happy dance!
I have been working with these homeowner’s for quite a while, first assisting them with the sale of their home and then room by room in renovating their dream home. You can check out a previous blog post to see the first phases in “A Dream Home in the Country Comes True”.
This next phase may not have felt as glamorous but let me say that it turned out that way. I am going to share the before and after photos of the mudroom and then you will need to wait until my next post to see the laundry room. But, I will say ‘Hold On To Your Hats Folks!’
This mudroom was not only dated but extremely small. It was tight quarters and dark, not to mention containing some very outdated wallpaper. With four doors coming into this mudroom it also saw a lot of traffic.
The first phase was to rip out the existing closet that had doors banging into each other. You may wonder why you would ever want to lose a closet but in this instance the garage right outside will be holding locker systems so no storage was harmed in the transforming of this room. Well…it was harmed but not lost. LOL
Once the closet was removed a larger French door to the outside deck and gazebo area was added which really opened up the space and brought some much needed light. Then the pretty stuff started. Shiplap walls and ceiling painted white, luxury vinyl tile with a wood plank look put on the floors, and barn doors built by the homeowner. I’m going to add that he forged his own barn door hardware but DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME. 🙂
Okay I can’t wait any longer…..here is the big reveal!!! Yes it is the same room…..the photos are in order and same angle as the before photos above. Yes it is the same room, or did I mention that already?
I just happened upon the steel bench when I was looking for accessories for the space and it worked perfectly with the mirror they had already found.
A couple cool metal signs and a some throw pillows in a vintage style fabric and it’s done. It probably didn’t seem quite that quick to the homeowners doing almost all the work themselves but it seemed pretty quick and flawless to me.
Although this remodel and update was done to enjoy…..which one do you think will bring more money and a faster sale when they go to sell? Take a look at some of the spaces in your home and determine if perhaps it makes sense to do some improvements now to enjoy yourself and then reap the rewards come selling time.
You won’t want to miss the next post when you see the reveal of the laundry room. You caught a little glimpse of it in these photos but just wait……..