One Room Challenge Laundry Room Remodel: Week One

Hey all!  I am so very to announce that I am going to participate in the One Room Challenge, put on by Calling It Home.   This is my first experience participating in this and if you’ve never heard of it I will give you a little info on what is what.


The One Room Challenge is a huge blogger collaboration.  There are a handful of featured designers that are picked to renovate one room.  Over 6 weeks, they show their progress and feature these weekly progress shots on their blog.  At the end of 6 weeks, they reveal the massive undertaking they have been working on.

There is a second part to this challenge.  There are linking participants.  That is what I am.  As a linking participant, we are following the same timeline, and same end goal.  Each week we will post an update on our blogs and then we will link up to the One Room Challenge linkup.  Here you can see everyone that is participating and check out their progress.  At the end of 6 weeks, I would dare to say that there are going to be many amazing spaces revealed.  So much eye candy!

Now, on to some of the good stuff.

I am excited to share that I am going to be remodeling my laundry room.  Yes, I am excited about that. So excited.  Any mom knows that a functional laundry room is key, and a beautiful one is icing on the cake.

This is where I am going to crawl in my hole and die.  Here are a few images of what my laundry looks like now.  Please do not judge.  When we built our home almost 10 years ago, the laundry room was last on a long list of rooms that needed some beauty.  Hey, its a laundry room, right?  Well, I have found that over 10 years it has not been incredibly efficient and the room leaves a lot to be desired.  It has turned into our catch all room.

One Room Challenge- My laundry room makeover. |

Now, its not horrible, I guess, but it certainly needs a lot of help.

One Room Challenge- My laundry room makeover. |

I think back to when we built.  I didn’t know what I wanted.  I really did not spend much time worrying about this room, and boy does it show.  In addition to being our laundry room, it houses out tankless water heater as well as our after the thought water softener.

The floor is a stick down vinyl tile.  Something cheap and quick to install.  In my mind it was all just temporary until I could really get my hands on this room.  This One Room Challenge was the perfect opportunity.  We built shelves and installed cabinets to make it more functional.  But, guys, its just lacking.

One Room Challenge- My laundry room makeover. |

My once laundry sink turned into my paint sink and last year it broke.  So we have just put it off when we had to worry about more important things, like a new dryer.  People often tease me that the rooms in my home have been painted many times.  Well, this room still has the original paint from when we built.

One Room Challenge- My laundry room makeover. |

This challenge was the perfect thing to take me from wanting to do it, to doing it.  With the cooperation from my husband, who will be a huge part of this remodel, I cannot wait to get started.

Now that I have revealed this most awful part of my home, let me show you how I plan to make this room amazing.

Welcome to my Farmhouse Laundry Room.

One Room Challenge- My laundry room makeover. |

Floor Tile | Wall Tile | Light Fixture | Farmhouse Sink | Sink FaucetJute Rug | Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree
| Laundry Basket |

I cannot believe how lucky I am to have Lowes sponsor this project.  They have been so incredible to work with on my project so far!

I have had this image in my head for a long time.  I even drew up a few sketches to reveal what the space might look like when it is finished. This room is filled with all the things I love, shiplap, white subway tile, and reclaimed wood.

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The first and main goal I have for this room is to conceal my water softener and water heater.  We have come up with a pretty great solution, and I cannot wait to show you.

We will reassess the layout of the cabinets and tear a few out.  The counter tops will be replaced with reclaimed wood as well as a new counter for above the washer and dryer.  Being a short girl, I wanted my washer and dryer lower.  We had initially had them on platforms, but I found I could not reach the cabinets above the washer and dryer.

One Room Challenge- My laundry room makeover. |

White subway tile will flank both sides of the room. A beautiful farmhouse sink will replace the ugly broken laundry sink we currently have.  No paint will be allowed in the new sink.

New shelving will also be added.  These will be like ones we have built for our dining room, you can see them here.

The room will be finished off with a new light fixture, and accented with amazing baskets and even a fiddle leaf fig tree.

The white octagonal floor tile will be an amazing base for the whole room to take shelf.  The simple design is so classic and timeless.

So, here is a bullet list of everything that needs to be done and each week I will update what is left.

  • Demo- take out cabinets, flooring and trim off the window.
  • Install new tile floor
  • Build closet to conceal water heater and water softener
  • Build sink base for the new farmhouse sink
  • Reinstall cabinets in new arrangement
  • Add new trim to the window
  • Add new counter tops
  • Install subway tile
  • Install shiplap to the other walls
  • Build and install new shelves above the laundry sink
  • Install farmhouse sink
  • Build shelving for laundry baskets
  • Build hidden dog feeding tray
  • Paint all shiplap and window trim
  • Remove door and replace with new barn doors on tracks
  • Replace old cabinet hardware with new.
  • Accessorize

I am eager to get started on this project.  I hope you will follow along with my the progress I make each week.  There may be laughing, maybe some crying, but in the end, hopefully some tears of joy.

One Room Challenge Week 1: My Laundry Room Remodel. And so it begins! |

Thanks for taking some time out of your day to stop by and see what was happening at Twelve On Main.

Have a great day and remember…

be inspired


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  1. I Just LOVE a good laundry room remodel! (Maybe because mine needs one!). I love everything you have chosen so far and I’m looking forward to following the progresss. This is my first ORC, so I’ll be following all of you pros! 🙂

  2. Oh my goodness, your laundry room is going to be gorgeous. I need to redo mine and I’m always looking for ideas. Looking forward to your reveal.

  3. I love your mood board and am so envious of this project! Our laundry “room” is smaller than most closets, so I’ll be living vicariously through this renovation. Excited to follow along!

  4. This is going to be so good. And your laundry sink has me cracking up, because my sink looks the exact same way. Good Luck can’t wait until the reveal.

  5. You have a very good size laundry room, so I am quite jealous, and seeing all the great stuff you have planned, cannot wait to see the reveal!! Best of luck!! Rajni

  6. Your laundry room is going to be amazing. I love the pieces you’ve chosen! That light fixture is so neat and perfectly farmhouse.

    Thanks so much for linking with Thoughts of Home on Thursday. We are honored to have all the ORC participants. 🙂

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