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Top 10 most popular laundry renovation projects

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Renovating an outdated laundry can provide much needed storage and create a stylish space that you enjoy using.   


Best of all, a laundry makeover can be quick and relatively inexpensive, as many of the following projects from our clever and creative community members illustrate.


Here are the Top 10 most popular laundry renos on Workshop by pageviews:


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1. Budget Bunnings laundry renovation by @prettyliving  


Community member Jess completed this budget-friendly project in just a day, transforming a basic laundry with a standard trough and no storage. The renovation included a new sink, cupboards, tiles and benchtop.


2. Laundry transformation by @ProjectPete 


This functional and attractive renovation included removal of the old laundry tub, a new splashback, lovely large timber benchtop using Tasmanian Oak project panels and overhead cabinets. 


3. Space-saving drying and laundry storage by @Nkbarfield 


Completed for less than $250, this quick makeover added industrial-look hanging clothes rails and fantastic floating cube storage to their laundry. You can get step-by-step instructions on how to build your own hanging rail from the Bunnings website.


4. Laundry renovation for more bench space by @dinaandjake 

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With the goal of making room for a dryer and creating more bench space for a growing family, this renovation included a Merbau panel for the benchtop and shelves, Flatpax cabinetry, and a new tiled splashback.


5. Compact laundry in guest bathroom by @Ajmod


This laundry connects to a guest toilet so needed to double as a guest bathroom. Hiding the washing machine inside the cabinetry ensured a clean look.


6. Budget laundry makeover by @diy_hausdesigns 


Rufaro updated the look of a European-style laundry and created more storage space with new cabinetry, overhead shelves and a laminate marble-look benchtop.


7. Budget laundry makeover by @Gillgirl 


Wanting to replace a large laundry sink and add storage, Workshop community member Gillgirl's first-ever renovation project should give inspiration and confidence to all new renovators.  


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8. Laundry renovation with extra storage by @prettyliving 


Jess kept the tiles and cabinets simple in this laundry revamp to create a feature of the lovely Acacia benchtop.


9. Small laundry renovation with hanging clothes rail by @ordinary-home 


Creative solutions like a hanging rail and a large benchtop for folding clothes were needed to transform a cramped, awkward space.  


10. Laundry makeover with concealed washing machine by @Fishvince 


Workshop member Fishvince transformed this laundry from a simple old-style tub into a functional area with the washing machine hidden behind Kaboodle cabinets and loads of bench and storage space.


How to plan a laundry renovation


With research and planning, you can turn your laundry into an efficient and even welcoming space. Check out the guide How to plan a laundry renovation by experienced member Adam.


When it's time to complete the reno, Pete's step-by-step guide How to tile a splashback should help ensure a great finish. 


More ideas for your laundry


Check out what the @MakeItYours team achieved with their laundry and home storage makeover using a very small budget. You can also get more inspiration from these recent community member projects:









If you need further assistance with your laundry project, please don’t hesitate to ask the Workshop community. We’re here to help.


Last updated: October 2022


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