A Laundry Room Makeover - Minneapolis MN

Home Stager with Rooms With Style

In my previous post I showed the incredible transformation of a mudroom. Check out "A Mudroom Makeover" if you missed it. Now I want to show the transformation of the laundry room right next door that was done at the same time.

Laundry rooms do not need to be boring and just for function.  In fact, in home sales buyers are loving having a laundry room that doesn't feel like a dungeon and can make laundry time not seem like such a chore.

The mudroom looking into the laundry before:



The entrance alone makes a statement now!



A very dated and underwhelming laundry room was the starting point.



Not many words are needed to explain this after shot!



The basic footprint was kept so moving the plumbing was not an issue and saved a lot of money.



Who says a laundry room light fixture has to be boring??



Cabinets were added to not only hide clutter but to give the homeowner so much storage!



The floating shelves added charm and character so there just wasn't two walls of cabinets.



Check out the rolling utility cart for the dirty laundry! The homeowner found that online at ULine and it is perfect.





The decor items add warmth and personality to the space, especially by adding family photos.




And shall I just say "that paint color!!" I am so happy the homeowner's were open to a something different. The color is Drizzle by Sherwin Williams and is one of my favorites. It's such a happy color and what better place for a little cheer than in the laundry room!

If you are selling your home in the next few months a renovation like this is not something you want to do. (But you will want to remove the wallpaper and paint). If you are staying in your home for a couple years then go ahead and update it now, enjoy it and then bowl over the buyers when you put it on the market. This laundry room will be a huge selling feature!

Always get expert advice from a Home Stager or Designer whenever making updates to your home for the best return on your investment.



Comments (19)

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Shar, you certainly transformed those rooms, can hardly tell they were the same room.  GREAT JOB.

Jul 19, 2018 07:57 AM
Shar Sitter

Thank you Joan Cox . It is a little different. LOL

Jul 19, 2018 03:41 PM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Shar. What wonderful work you do. I love the afters and can't decide which one I like the best.

Jul 19, 2018 08:56 AM
Shar Sitter

Thank you Sheila Anderson . It was a fun project to work on!

Jul 19, 2018 03:41 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Shar love this transformation. And Drizzle is the perfect color for a pop of color that todays buyers LOVE!

Jul 19, 2018 02:30 PM
Shar Sitter

Thankk you Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 . Yes Drizzle ended up being a fabulous color for the space.

Jul 19, 2018 03:42 PM
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Spectacular!  And you have inspired me to spiff up my own laundry room!  This transformation was absolutely spot on and just downright beautiful. 

Jul 19, 2018 03:21 PM
Shar Sitter

Thank you Susan Haughton . Glad I could inspire you. Having a fun laundry room makes so much sense.

Jul 19, 2018 03:42 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Shar- what a great transformation!!! It's so important for sellers to understand that our laundry rooms are still part of the house and they need be presented just like the rest of the house. 

Jul 19, 2018 06:07 PM
Shar Sitter

Thank you Kathy Streib . People want nice laundry rooms now for sure!

Jul 22, 2018 05:29 AM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

I love the color, and those cabinets were greatly needed for storage. My favorite part is probably all the wood accents and that shiplap wall. It came together nicely. Great job, Shar!

Jul 20, 2018 06:33 AM
Shar Sitter

Thank you Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty . I love the shiplap too and the wood keeps it warm.

Jul 22, 2018 05:30 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Those are significant changes demonstrated in your before and after photos.  

Jul 20, 2018 10:46 AM
Shar Sitter

Thanks Myrl Jeffcoat 

Jul 22, 2018 05:30 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign


                    Thanks, Shar!

Jul 21, 2018 05:55 PM
Shar Sitter

Oh wow thank you Kathy Streib . Much appreciated!

Jul 22, 2018 05:31 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Shar Sitter WOW.... I love before and after photos!!!! "the eye buys" and remembers what's seen.... those who are "cluttered" should take a page from your book....

Jul 22, 2018 04:23 AM
Shar Sitter

Thank you Barbara Todaro , the eye buys for sure!

Jul 22, 2018 05:31 AM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

It would be a pleasure to do laundry  in the "made over" rooms ! 

Jul 22, 2018 05:30 AM
Shar Sitter

Wouldn't it though Sally K. & David L. Hanson ! I wish it were mine but it was sure fun to be a a part of transforming it.

Jul 22, 2018 05:34 AM
Matthew Klinowski, PA
Downing Frye Realty - Naples, FL
Naples Golf Guy | Find Your Dream Lifestyle

Shar, wow now this is a transformation! The photos really capture what can be done with just a few changes to have a major impact. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on laundry room makeovers.

Jul 22, 2018 05:52 AM
Shar Sitter

You are welcome Matthew Klinowski, PA . Thank you!

Jul 23, 2018 06:27 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Shar Sitter,

I'm so glad that Kathy Streib featured your post in her "Ah-H" moments for the week, I missed your post. What a transformation in these rooms. The before and after photos tell the whole story..love the new look as I'm sure your clients do too!

Jul 22, 2018 06:29 AM
Shar Sitter

Thank you Dorie Dillard . They do love it!

Jul 23, 2018 06:28 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

What a gorgeous spot to do laundry. Wow, the transformation is icredible. Well done, and love the paint color. D 

Jul 22, 2018 07:02 AM
Shar Sitter

Thank you Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD . I love the paint color too. I have used it in a couple different rooms and it never disappoint.

Jul 23, 2018 06:29 AM
Shirley Coomer
Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living - Phoenix, AZ
Realtor, Keller Williams Realty, Phoenix Az

What a wonderful makeover!  While kitchens and master bathrooms are top of mind for buyers, they never fail to be impressed with a large laundry room that has well thought out storage and great organizational space!

Jul 22, 2018 07:49 AM
Shar Sitter

I agree Shirley Coomer . Kitchens and baths are vital but laundry rooms can push them over the top for that offer!

Jul 23, 2018 06:30 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Totally TOTALLY love this! I'm putting it on one of my Pinterest boards for future reference! 

Jul 22, 2018 09:27 AM
Shar Sitter

Thank you Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate . Much appreciated!

Jul 23, 2018 06:30 AM
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Who would like doing laundry in that newly updated transformed laundry room??  Beautiful and functional!  Great job, Shar Sitter ...


Jul 22, 2018 10:13 AM
Shar Sitter

Thank you Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi !


Jul 23, 2018 06:31 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

What a great makeover.  I've been seeing more and more shiplap (esp on pinterest) and farmhouse decor.  Super job and love that paint color.

Jul 22, 2018 03:39 PM
Shar Sitter

Thank you Debbie Gartner . I love this color too and have used it in a few different rooms and always love it.

Jul 23, 2018 06:31 AM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker
Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Thanks, Shar, for wasting 3 hours of my life today as I went down the rabbit hold that started with Googling the color Drizzle, LOL. There is a lot of difference between teal, turquoise and aqua, which is what I want to paint my guest bath in Hawaii.

Jul 23, 2018 04:01 PM
Shar Sitter

Ha! Sorry Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents . Yes there is alot of differences in teals, aquas etc. I'm anxious to hear what color you decided on!

Jul 25, 2018 06:54 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Shar

Well those photos certainly tell the story of major transformations that took place. Great job. It really gives you an idea of what can be done.


Jul 23, 2018 10:28 PM
Shar Sitter

Thanks Jeff Dowler, CRS . I appreciate that!

Jul 25, 2018 06:55 AM