utility room makeover.

Hey all! It’s been a while since I’ve posted (what’s new, right?) so today I thought I’d show you a project I finished quite a while back but neglected to put on the blog. I suppose it’s because this particular project isn’t the most exciting… it’s a basement utility room after all.

I gave you a little glimpse of the ‘before’ state of this room in this post, but today I’m showing you the whole shebang! I was originally inspired to give this room a facelift after seeing how Jen spruced up a storage room in her house over at the I Heart Organizing blog.

BEFORE:

utility room, before

AFTER:

utility room makeover

So I just realized I didn’t take the time to mop the floors before taking this pic — whoops! The blame is on the dog!

BEFORE:

utility room before

AFTER:

utility room makeover

BEFORE:

utility room before

AFTER:

utility room makeover

BEFORE:

utility room before

AFTER:

utility room makeover

utility room makeover

BEFORE:

utility room before

utility room before

AFTER:

utility room makeover

utility room makeover

BEFORE:

utility room before

AFTER:

utility room makeover

So to give you a run-down of what was done to makeover this space:

  • the dingy floors were painted a clean gray using concrete & garage floor paint from Home Depot
  • the tile along the back of the room received a good wash and a fresh coat of white paint (as did some of the pegboard walls in the room)
  • the under-the-stair storage areas were organized and concealed with curtains
  • one wall received a coat of chalkboard paint
  • loose wires hanging from the ceiling were tied up
  • the large utility work bench that was accumulating clutter was replaced with two IKEA shelf sections to hold select kitchen appliances, bulk food & household items, etc.

The new space feels much brighter, cleaner and the added storage is definitely a game-changer! What do you think — would you consider giving a utility/storage room in your house a makeover? A little organization and a can of paint can go a long way! For more ideas, check out my ‘Garage / Workroom’ Pinterest board.

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