After five months of slow and steady work, our mudroom makeover is FINALLY DONE! I am so excited I can hardly contain myself. We literally just finished up the last few things for this project earlier today and I couldn’t wait to share it with you guys. I have lots to share, so let’s just jump on into it with a few before photos of our mudroom/laundry room!
So here’s how the mudroom looked when we got started. Two of the biggest issues were this room had no natural light and there was also this section of wall that really made it feel closed off. We have a hallway adjacent to the laundry room here with five doors, so it always felt crammed and cluttered. I knew opening up this wall would make things feel more open and improve the overall flow.
In order to open this wall we had to get the electrical moved over. Once that was done we were able to remove this section of wall, which make a HUGE difference in how this space felt. Next was getting a light tube installed, which is basically like a sunlight, but it’s a cylinder tube that goes through the roof and into the ceiling to bring in sunlight.
Next up was removing the gray tile, installing new tile and backsplash, open shelves, replacing the faucet, and hanging cabinets. Here’s how it looks now!
Such a huge change right?! I can’t get over the difference in this space. This was easily my least favorite room in the house , but I always knew it had so much potential. Now every time I walk in here I can’t help but smile!
One of the biggest changes was replacing the gray tile on the floor. I went back and forth so much on what I wanted to do, but ultimately I went with this beautiful herringbone tile from Riad Tile and I’m SO happy with it. It really makes a statement and gives this room so much more character. I think it paired perfectly with this oversized marble tile we used on the backsplash.
We actually used butcher block from Home Depot to make these open shelves, which worked perfectly and was way more affordable than buying custom made shelves. We just bough a large slab and cut two shelves from it, then did cleats on the sides of the wall and cabinet to hold it up. I love how the natural wood looks with the new black faucet.
The only thing we didn’t do was switch out those ceiling lights for rattan pendants. I still plan to do that, but I’m not in a huge rush right now. I’m just thrilled with how this all came together and so happy to have it DONE. Well I’d love to hear what you think of this makeover. And if you have any questions be sure to let me know! xoxo