Home Improvement

DIY Basement Laundry Room Makeover

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Every summer I tackle a big project while on vacation from my full time job. Last year I helped my dad renovate a room in my parents’ basement, and this year I finally finished the job fully by giving their basement laundry room a makeover! This project has been a year in the making and my mom couldn’t be more excited about her new space! Just wait until you see what this place looked like before!

DIY Basement Laundry Room Makeover

Want to see this renovation in action? Check it out on my YouTube channel & make sure to subscribe to my channel!

It feels so good to be done with this space after slowly working on it for the past year. I started with the living room, worked my way to a small office space, and then turned a storage closet into a bike room.

It’s only fair that I finished off this project with the most challenging room of all… the laundry room.

 There are few things in life that are as satisfying as a good before and after photo… ask and you shall receive… 

This is what this space looked like before…

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… and here’s what it looks like now!

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This renovation was a big one, so I’m talking about the steps I took to make it happen on my YouTube channel. So, make sure to check it out!

Looking for the list of things I used for this renovation? Here’s a list based on project!

Materials & Tools:


Armstrong Woodhaven Ceiling Planks
Easy-Up Track System
Easy-Up Clamps
Miter Saw
Jig Saw
Shims (Optional)
LED Lights

Wood Accent Wall

Plank & Mill 3″ Wide Peel & Stick Barnwood Boards
Flat Black Paint
Miter Saw
Jig Saw


Mold-Resistant Drywall
Joint Compound
Drywall Tape
Drywall Screws


Paint Rollers
Paint Brushes
Paint Tin
BEHR Paint (Melting Icicles)
BEHR Paint (Tin Foil)
BEHR Paint (White)
Drywall Primer


Ceramic Tile Adhesive
Tile Saw

Trim & Woodwork

Base Moulding
Crown Moulding
Door & Window Moulding
Barnwood Boards
Brad Nailer

Cabinets & Countertop

27″ Cabinet (Here’s A Similar One)
24″ Cabinet (Here’s A Similar One)
Butcher Block Countertop
Drop-In Sink
Faucet (Here’s A Similar One)
Cabinet Pulls
Behr Paint Cabinet Enamel (“Calligrahphy”)
Graco Paint Sprayer
Track Saw/Circular Saw
Jig Saw


Bypass Door Hardware
(9) 1 x 3 x 8′ Common Boards
(2) Decorative Metal Sheets
Pocket Hole Jig
Staple Gun
 1¼” Pocket Hole Screws
Wood Glue
Wood Stain

Door Cut List*

(2) Long Frames @ 70″
(15) Short Pieces @ 16 ½”

*All dimensions are for one door. I created these doors based on the measurements required for my space. Always make sure to double check the measurements for your particular project before starting your project.

So excited this project is done and that the entire basement is complete for my parents (closet, living space, and laundry room)! I hope you’ll check it out on my YouTube channel!

Want to save this project for later? Make sure to Pin It!Can’t wait to get started on my next big project! But, until then… happy DIY’ing!

Sam Raimondi

Sam is a full time psychologist and part time content creator from Long Island, New York.




  • Ben Verdi

    That’s Really Amazing. I really like the work you did.

  • Smile

    Thanks for the post! My husband and I just bought a house and we desperately need to do makeovers and reorganizations of the basement. We have a washing machine and dryer in there. After you post I think I have the inspiration to finally do it and don’t procrastinate with it anymore lol


  • camheating

    Absolutely worth it, really like the idea.

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