Neighbor Laundry Room Makeover

So I have some exciting news today… I’m officially part of the Ace Hardware Blogger Team! Well since getting help at Ace is like going to your neighbor, I decided my first project would be to help a friendly neighbor cross a project off their to-do list.


So what came to mind? Helping a bachelor guy friend spruce up his laundry room with some storage and organization.

laundry room beforeFirst for the paint. I chose the color Lucky Charm by Clark+Kensington. Kind of a blueish gray tone. Manly enough for a bachelor’s laundry room I think.

laundry room makeover ace hardwareSince his laundry room didn’t have any shelving, I purchased a closet system from Ace Hardware to put above the washer and dryer.

laundry room shelving makeoverAnd of course I wrangled in my husband to help with installation…

shelving laundry room makeoverNext I put up some hooks for my neighbor’s coats, bike helmet, and little hooks for his keys.

laundry room hooks ace hardwareAnd I found a cute little laundry sign and baskets from a local craft store to complete the look.

laundry room makeover sign

 And here’s the before and after!

laundry room makeover before afterI did two rows of closet shelving, plenty of space for the baskets, extra towels, and anything else you can think of to store in the laundry room/mud room.

laundry room makeoverI tried to stick with more manly colors: gray, dark brown and blue.

laundry room hooks and signNext to the washer and dryer is a little cart for laundry detergent and other supplies. Another bonus with the closet system: it came with a rod for hanging clothes. Great for those items that can’t be thrown in the dryer or clothes just back from the cleaners.

makeover laundry room

laundry room makeover shelves

blue laundry room makeover

laundry room makeover hooksOverall, more storage than my neighbor could ever ask for!

laundry room makeoverAnd quite a change for a 4-hour project (including paint and installation).

laundry room makeover before after

laundry room makeover

If you want to see more projects from the Ace Hardware team,
check them out HERE!


 I am a member of the Ace Bloggers Panel and Ace Hardware has provided me with materials for this project. I was also compensated for my time and this blog post. All opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of Ace Hardware.

manly laundry room makeover



  1. Sue says

    Wow – this looks awesome. I just love clean and organized spaces. You did a great job – wish I was your neighbor!

    Congrats on the Ace Hardware blogger thingy – you sure deserve it!


    • says

      Clark+Kensington paint was $30 and painting supplies about another $10. Closet wall system was $130. Hooks were $30 + $15. White shelving on the side of the washer/dryer was $30. Then the baskets, wall sign, Command Brand strips, etc. The closet system is well worth the money though and comes with tons of shelves and rods that we can always add on later!

  2. kathy t says

    I wish you were my neighbor! :-)I love the paint color with the stainless steel appliances. And I think the hooks look very masculine. You did great!

  3. Franco says

    Great job, I did this to my daughter’s laundry room early this year, but the prices quoted by nestforless are ridiculous. This project could have been done for a whole lot
    “CHEAPER” It didn’t cost me that much.
    Also, who puts a thermostat in a laundry room?

  4. Cynthia H says

    The one thing I might have added is a retractable clothesline for big heavy things that get wet and can’t go in the dryer (like parkas or wool coats). I suppose a guy would just throw such things in the dryer anyway, though.

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