Mudroom Makeover is DONE!
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
Love the new look! Congrats on getting it finished!
Thank you so much Beth!
I love how it turned out 😁 it looks so nice!
Thank you Kristina!
OMG it’s beautiful I love it so much!!!!
Sarah> Courtney Baird
Ahhhh thank you gf!!!
Great job! It looks fantastic 🙌🤗 nice and crisp feel to the room!🧺
thank you Mary!!
Oh my goodness, you must be thrilled!! It looks amazing! You were so right about the floors, beautiful!
The backsplash tile and floor tile look awesome! I always wanted a mudroom when my kids are little. Turned out great!
Thank you so much Mary!
thank you Terry! The floors are my favorite part. xoxo
Sarah it’s gorgeous! I would have switched the tiles before seeing it this way but it totally works!
One question…do you ever have any trouble with your black facets or fixtures “wearing” off? I hear so many people complain about that happening and it’s made me afraid to buy them. Maybe they are just using the wrong cleaner?
Also, I would love it if you did a Top 10 list of the most favorite things you purchased in 2021. 🙂
Sarah> Karen Pickett
Oh yeah I have noticed that actually. The faucet at our last house did that!
And I love the idea of a top 10 list, I will definitely do that! Thanks so much for the suggestion.
I love, love, love, this laundry room! I would be happy spending ALL day in there! So beautiful! I love everything you do, you’re so very inspiring! Thanks so much for welcoming us into your home.
PS What’s your dog’s name? Too cute
Sarah> Danielle Scuderi
You’re so sweet Danielle! Thank you. And his name is Murphy! 🙂
Wow! So nicely done! Not a builder grade mud room any more!
The laundry room is gorgeous! So glad you were able to make it your own. It now fits the rest of your home. Cheery and beautiful 🥰
Thank you Kristen, so glad it’s finally done!
It looks amazing!
Sarah> Laura Bradley
Thank you Laura!
Stunning !! 🙌🏼 ❤️❤️ Wall color Alabaster?
yes it is!
Turned out so gorgeous!
It looks awesome. So bright and cheery.
Your mud room is perfect! I just love everything. Please let me know what paint colour you used and what your appliances are for the washer and dryer. I must love it. We are going to start renovating in the New Year and our laundry room is so dark.
Awesome!! Love your cupboards—especially your upper ones — also your open shelving and the tile backsplash! Might use some of your ideas in my laundry room remodel! Thanks for all your inspirational decorating ideas!
thank you Cindy!
You did a fantastic job renovating this space. When I saw the before, I thought how is she going to make this pop. Well, you outdid yourself. It looks custom and you pulled everything together beautifully. I think it’s one of my favorite spaces you have done.
That means so much to me, thank you Jill!
Your home is truly a work of love and art. i can’t believe what you did in the mud room….stunning. i also love the look in the kitchen. YOU MY DEAR ARE A WONDER WOMAN. AND HUBBY IS A MIRACLE WORKER.ENJOY YOUR LABORS OF LOVE.
I love love love the mudroom changes! Your vision and creativity are evident in all of the special touches and it makes that space so much bigger, open and usable. Fabulous job and btw, the entire house is a work of art!!! Love all of it!!!
Sarah> Kathy Shannon
Ahhhh you are so kind, thank you Kathy!!
Hey!!!! It looks soooo nice! Warm, cosy and it actually feels inviting to do the laundry more often and with joy! 🙂
Well done guys! You are a great team!
Thank you so much Simona! xo
Love it! So beautiful.
thank you Shirley. xo
Beautiful. My only question is where do you fold clothes after drying them?
Sarah> Kathy S
I fold laundry on the bed, couch, etc.
Awesomeeee! just love the renovation, room looks soo bright and the tiles is soo amazing, really i fall in love with it, thanks for the share.
It’s beautiful! I really love the floor! Great job!
thank you so much!
Hi! Wondered where your coat rack came from?
Sarah> gina morrison
We made it with hooks I ordered from Amazon a while back!
Where did you purchase the upper cabinets in the mud/laundry room?
Sarah> Barbara Charles
those are from Lowe’s!
Hello! Beautiful job! I’m in love with floors and would love to put the same floors in my mud room. Can you share the exact tile your purchased? Enjoy your beautiful room!
Hello, I just found you and love what you do…..would you share what flooring you used in your whole house –I just love it and think it might be just what I have been looking for!! Please keep doing what you do and posting it! It all makes my heart happy and me smile!!
Hi Cherie, so glad you found me! The floor we used was actually from Home Depot–here’s the link: https://rstyle.me/+BWvow8cxCzpMYZ-l6-OZKw
You can read my full review of the floors here: https://sarahjoyblog.com/review-of-our-wood-floors-from-home-depot/
Good Morning Sarah
Your Mud Room is to die for! I love it so much. What a great idea on buying a slab of butcher block at Home Depot and cutting it in two. I love the cupboards also. Did you have them custom made!