Laundry Room Remodel Reveal

Remember my laundry room before pics?  I am so excited to show you my Laundry Room Remodel Reveal!  As much as I love the color pink, I think it’s best reserved for flowers and cushion covers, not countertops!
Laundry Room Remodel @ItsOverflowing

When I thought through the design of my laundry room, I stayed true to Jonathan Adler’s philosophy, “Build a timelessly chic foundation, then accessorize with abandon.”

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After ripping out the pink counter and rusted stainless steel sink, we built a platform to raise the cabinets to a height that would allow the new countertop to extend over my washer and dryer.

Formica Countertop @ItsOverflowing 2

I tend to like light coloring so initially my plan was to replace the pink counters with Crème Lacquered Linen from the Formica® Laminate Jonathan Adler Collection, inspired by mid-century modern furniture, its pattern sports a glossy finish to create a new spin on classic texture. Formica® Laminate also offers free samples of color swatches so you can see the color in person. After falling in love with the inspiration picture below, I made an adjustment to my order.

Laundry Room Inspiration

Laundry Room Remodel >> Houzz

Doesn’t the Charcoal Lacquered Linen from the Formica® Laminate Jonathan Adler Collection look amazing stretched out over my cabinet and appliances?!?

Formica Countertop @ItsOverflowing 3

Out with the old rusty sink and in with the new farmhouse sink and dual control kitchen faucet.

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Prepping the cabinet by cutting an opening for the farmhouse sink.

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In keeping with the rest of my house and to blend with the countertop tone I painted the walls Gray Owl at 50%.

Gray Owl Paint @ItsOverflowing

I can’t even believe how much better this laundry room looks now!!!

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I love that Formica® Laminate now has more options than the standard, black-edge transition I had on my previous pink countertops.  I chose to have a rounded edge for a high quality, seamless look.


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Guide to Laundry Procedures.

Laundry Room Art




And this is how the room is looking now!  The new countertop totally updates this room and I love that lint and socks can’t slip behind the washer or dryer.  My new Formica® Laminate counter looks great and is incredibly durable!!!

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Still on the list for my laundry room is new cabinet knobs, subway tile backsplash, shelves to replace the hanging rod that is too high to actually use, and at some point new flooring.  All those minor details will be great, but nothing will have as big of an impact as reworking the space and updating the counters.

Formica Countertop @ItsOverflowing 1


 Want to enjoy a new Formica® Laminate counter top as well?  Today we’re giving away a $100 Lowe’s gift card to get your project started!
To enter for a chance to win, just let me know what you think of the new laundry room.

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  1. Lee says:
  2. Lee says:

    the laundry room is awesome looking, efficiently organized.

  3. Tamra H says:
  4. Tamra H says:

    Love it, it’s very functional! I need some counter space in my laundry room for sure.

  5. Rosey says:
  6. Rosey says:

    I think your new laundry room looks amazing! I love a good makeover!

  7. Mary Jacobowitz says:

    This is a classy looking laundry room makeover. This new design is very functional.

  8. Sarah Z says:

    So amazing! I just paid someone to re-do a bathroom for me…. so wish I could have done it on my own so I am in awe of you!

  9. Caroline B says:
  10. Caroline B says:

    This looks amazing! It looks very functional, clean and modern!

  11. Breanne says:

    I think it looks amazing! I really like the sink.

  12. Samantha says:

    I love the counter added on top of the washer and dryer! It looks so classy and modern!

  13. kaye knight says:

    Love it! I love it! Wish it was like that at my house.

  14. Sue J. says:

    So modern and fresh-looking! Time for me to get some COLOR down in my basement laundry area!

  15. Susan Climan says:

    I really love it. Everything fits in perfectly without it feeling too crowded.

  16. Tim Moss says:
  17. Seyma Shabbir says:
  18. Beverly Metcalf says:

    I love your new laundry room and wish it was in my house! Thanks for showing all the photos and for having this contest.

  19. krystal wethington says:

    I love the washer and dryer.

  20. Kristin says:

    This room would make me want to do laundry! I love the hanging rack as well as the slide out drawer.

  21. Janine H says:

    I love the new laundry room. Mostly nice to have that counter space!

  22. Lindsay Hess says:

    I love this Laundry Room Remodel! It gives me inspiration because I am wanting to do something similar with my Laundry Room Area. I love the counter tops and the Laundry sign on the wall looks awesome!!

  23. cindy says:

    Gorgeous! I love the Laundry Rules print too.

  24. beth says:

    that is a really nice looking room

  25. thischickwins says:

    I really like it- great use of the space, and its bright without being cold in the way a laundromat can be.

  26. Philip Lawrence says:

    Compact and modern!

  27. Tim Moss says:

    It looks awesome! My wife would love this!

  28. Karen says:

    Love the laundry room!

  29. pat says:

    WOW!!! Functional and beautiful. Love it!

  30. Bebe says:

    I love the new laundry room, especially the countertops and the cute little sink! 🙂

  31. Deborah Wallin says:
  32. cynthia dawson says:
  33. Deborah Wallin says:

    Great new laundry room design! It’s perfect!

  34. cynthia dawson says:

    Can i say STUNNING about a laundry room! I would love to have a sink and counters in mine! Thanks for the great inspiration.

  35. Scott Turner says:

    Looks awesome, keep up the great work!

  36. kathy pease says:
  37. kathy pease says:

    I think it looks awesome..I wish my laundry room looked liked that..Mine is in a dark dingy basement.

  38. David ODonnell says:

    I actually love it. It totally transform the boring laundry room in a multifuctional cleaning and storage station.

  39. Roxann says:

    I love it. There is so much room for you to work. I need to do something with my laundry room.

  40. Paul K says:

    Very nice redo. I’ve never thought about updating my laundry room til now.

  41. MJ Suntava says:

    WOW! What a great job. Plenty of storage and work space that will be put to good use.

  42. Lisa Voyce says:

    I think it looks great. Wanna make a trade? 😉

  43. Della Barker says:

    I love your laundry room! It looks so neat and fresh.

  44. Della Barker says:
  45. Betty C says:
  46. laurie murley says:
  47. laurie murley says:

    I love the new laundry room, I’m jealous I want one just like that. I don’t have a lot of room and that laundry room looks great

  48. Betty C says:

    I love the new look. That counter top is one I would choose myself. I really like the change from the light Formica to that beautiful dark color.

  49. Nick Portello says:

    love it!

  50. I think of the new laundry room is colorful and fully renewed. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to see such a great improvement.

  51. Trisha McKee says:

    I love the new laundry room. It is clean and efficient!

  52. Seyma Shabbir says:

    I love it! We need to organize our also. Ours is a mess and just looks awful!

  53. christopher h says:

    I think it looks fantastic, and have taken some notes

  54. michelle k. says:

    love the counter top over the washer and dryer

  55. Candie L says:

    I love the idea. It makes me want to redo mine also. Thank you

  56. Veronica Garrett says:

    I love your laundry room. I love how bright and spacious it looks.

  57. Laurie Emerson says:

    I am so in love with it. I love how clean and bright it looks and I wish that my laundry room looked half as nice!

  58. Patrick S says:

    Very nice work on the laundry room. Mine is more of a laundry closet, and also has the water heater and AC unit in the same room.

    It would be nice to win this sweeps as my washer died on me and this would go far toward replacing it.

  59. Tammy says:

    The farm house sink is just the right touch!

  60. Brenda Elsner says:

    I love the new laundry room!!!

  61. Hesper Fry says:
  62. Hesper Fry says:

    The laundry room is awesome with a lot of folding space!

  63. Linda G says:

    I think it is great, I would love to have a sink in my laundry room!

  64. sarah says:

    I would probably decorate a bit more.

  65. Kathleen Hand says:

    The new laundry room is a dream!

  66. Bruce says:

    Too beautiful to be a laundry room

  67. Ed says:

    Efficient and sleek!

  68. DeeAnn S says:

    Makes a nice change and I love the new sink! That’s what I’m going to put in my kitchen.

  69. Jane H says:

    It’s a very efficient use of space and very pleasing to the eye compared to most laundry rooms.

  70. Louis Willhauck, Jr. says:


  71. Amber Martin says:

    I absolutely love what you did with your laundry room! You broke it down into steps making it look easy enough to do by myself. I’m excited to stsrt my own project soon!

  72. Tara O. says:

    Looks great and I love that you used a farmhouse sink!

  73. DanV says:

    I think it looks great, inspiring for my room.

  74. brittney p says:

    I love your choice of colors! Mine needs some major upgrades. It’s currently a passthrough/laundry/dog room lol

  75. lauren knott says:

    I love it! What a great place to do laundry. Great job!

  76. Leela says:

    I love it! I would like for mine to look that great.

  77. Dee says:
  78. Dee says:

    I love your laundry room — it looks great AND functional. Bravo! 🙂

  79. Barbara Long says:

    I love your new laundry room. I especially like the countertop for folding clothes.

  80. denise a says:

    Everything came out wonderful!

  81. Danielle Magee says:

    I love what you’ve down and would love to duplicate it in my laundry room!

  82. Daniel M says:

    looks great, wish we had the space for a room like that

  83. BILL HOFF says:

    My wife thinks SHE needs a new laundry room now too…Can I hire your man?

  84. L Coleman says:

    The Laundry Room looks great. Very neat and organized.

  85. melissa Resnick says:

    i love it ,lots of great ideas

  86. Rachael G. says:

    The room looks awesome! I think the Laundry Care instructions on the wall is such a good idea! It looks very organized and nice!

  87. Ceinwyn R says:

    Wow that gray counter is worlds better than the pink! I wish I had counter over my machines instead of setting things on top of the machines themselves.

  88. Brynn Arego says:

    I love your new laundry room, so clean and pretty! It actually makes me want to do some laundry 🙂

  89. Stephanie Galbraith says:

    I think the new laundry room looks a lot cleaner.

  90. Julie Hawkins says:
  91. Julie Hawkins says:

    I love the new laundry room, so crisp and inviting!

  92. LL Laugh says:

    Shows how a few details can make all the difference

  93. Trish F says:

    Shared this on Twitter here:
    Thanks! @trishden

  94. Trish F says:

    What a great makeover! Just a couple of updates and a big difference. Love it!

  95. Connie Tucker says:

    I absolutely love your new laundry room. It looks so sleek and bright!

  96. Karen Drake says:

    I love your laundry room.

  97. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    Looks so new and streamlined! Very nice counter tops!

  98. Melissa says:

    the room looks awesome, i would love to try this in my home! 🙂

  99. Kendra McBride says:

    That laundry room is motivating me to do something about it.Because my laundry room is blah,decor is lacking accept for one laundry sign.I think I will choose a bright color so it will make that area more cheery .

  100. nathan e says:

    Gorgeous remodel! Love the new sink you installed.

  101. Alexandra Othman says:

    Oh, your laundry room is so cute! I especially love the little wall hanging, that is absolutely so helpful!! It really does look incredible.

  102. Lanicsha W says:
  103. Lanicsha W says:

    I love the remodel!!, gave me a few ideas for my laundry room.

  104. Allison H. says:
  105. Allison H. says:

    I’ve been wanting to redo my laundry room forever. Yours looks so bright and clean. I love that you added the counter as well. I’ll reference your remodel when I get to do my own!

  106. Angela Ash says:

    I love all of the counter space! The sink is awesome and the paint really pulls it all together.

  107. Angela W says:
  108. Angela W says:

    I like how bright, organized and clean it looks.

  109. MELANIE CLARKE says:

    Your laundry room looks absolutely amazing! Wow! I can’t wait to buy my house and update my laundry room like you did. Not bad at all…inspirational!

  110. Joshua Johnson says:

    I really like the new laundry room. It looks very modern. I hope to update my laundry room someday but the roof needs replacing first – home ownerships surely has its ups and downs – doesn’t it?

  111. Sarah C says:

    I think it looks awesome! I’m quite jealous considering our laundry “room” is just the corner of our basement. No pizzaz here!

  112. Bobbi Ottis says:

    It looks great. I would love to redo my laundry room, might make laundry more enjoyable.

  113. Erica B. says:

    It looks great…doing laundry might not be to bad.

  114. angie says:
  115. angie says:

    I love it! I really love that pattern of countertop in the gray! Looks great!

  116. Annette says:

    Beautiful room!

  117. Bonnie simpson says:

    I am so doing this! I love the Un-clutter ?

  118. Patricia M says:
  119. Patricia M says:

    I love the new laundry room . I wish I had the space to do make my laundry room look like that.

  120. Debra Stein says:

    Love the new laundry room! Love the apron sink. Where did you get the laundr “procedure” picture?

  121. Susan Smith says:
  122. Susan Smith says:

    Your laundry room remodel looks very nice!

  123. Crystal F says:

    I think it looks really nice. I love the counter over the washer and dryer. I would love to have that in my laundry room. Thank you!

  124. rickel bart says:

    nice–form AND function 🙂

  125. Katie K says:

    wow that is a stunning remodel! Congrats to you!

  126. Danielle says:

    I love the space and working area you gave yourselves. Beautiful job

  127. Christina Sparks says:

    I like the remodel of the laundry room it gives you more counter space.

  128. clynsg says:

    It is very attractive and appears quite functional. Do have one question/comment–if that rod above the machines is the only place you have to hang clothes, either you don’t do that or you are a LOT taller than I am!

  129. Christina O says:

    I love it. You gave me an idea to have a counter top above my washer and dryer too.

  130. joni says:
  131. joni says:

    Love the folding space! Great color choice too.

  132. April V. says:

    I think it is beautiful! I’m jealous that you actually have a laundry room (ours is in the garage) but also that you have wonderful space around the machines, like the rod to hang stuff from, a counter to fold on…lovely.

  133. Ken Haggerty says:

    You new laundry can be summed up in one word: smart.

  134. Love that you are getting your laundry room the way you want it. I love the dark contrast with the light. It grounds the room and makes it so fresh looking! Absolutely LOVE the Laundry procedures print, where did you get it?
    Oh, and here’s the URL to my tweet, crossing my fingers! 😉

  135. Kristi says:

    All I can say is Spectacular. What an inviting laundry room you have created. Good job.

  136. ELIZABETH P says:

    I love them – they look just beautiful! truckredford(at)Gmail(dot)com

  137. Amy J says:

    Love the look! I am always so jealous of laundry rooms…our washer and dryer go in the garage!

  138. It looks fabulous! People who haven’t done a DIY home project don’t realize how much work actually goes into it. It sure takes longer than the few pictures posted, but it’s so much more rewarding when you’re done because you did it yourself. Way to go!!!

  139. joe gersdh says:

    i love it, so effeicient and stylish

  140. heather says:

    I love the new counter tops they look so clean and modern.

  141. Holly B says:

    Love the colors and new countertop!

  142. Aaron Bretveld says:

    The new laundry room looks great! I’m jealous of all the counter space you have now.

  143. Serge B says:

    Very sleek and modern design, you’ve given me some ideas

  144. Karen Gonyea says:

    I love it !! I am so envious !! Time to start planning a remodel of mine !!!

  145. Diane says:

    I love what you did! I really want to redo our laundry room – it is the lower level of our raised ranch and I would love to do something to brighten it up! I want to either put panelling up or just paint the concrete wall white and maybe put some shelves up!

  146. Sharyn B. says:

    Love the ideas! My washer and dryer sit at a corner with the washer placed at one wall and the dryer at the other. I’m not sure how I could do the same as your laundry room because I wouldn’t want to lose the storage space in the corner, which I use.

  147. Natalie says:
  148. Natalie says:

    I love the laundry room! I so wish mine looked like that!

  149. Ginger says:

    Love it!

  150. sarah hirsch says:

    i think the new laundry room looks really nice

  151. angie says:

    I love all of the storage and workspace.

  152. mickeyfan says:

    I wish I had a counter top over the 2 appliances. Right now I have a gap in between, a gap on each side (tho quite small, socks can still go down) and things can fall of the back side too. LOVE yours.

  153. Debbie B says:

    your laundry room looks very nice and functional

  154. Debbie B says:
  155. Sarah L says:
  156. Sarah L says:

    That improved the room so much. The pink sink was so 1950s. It’s good that the counter goes all the way to the wall.
    Thanks for the contest.

  157. katie says:

    The color is really nice! Very neutral but still makes a statement

  158. Tabathia B says:
  159. Tabathia B says:

    I like it but thought the wall’s after being painted didn’t look much different, maybe with a darker grey, I really like the idea of a counter built over the washer/dryer, but is it removable if you have a problem and the machines need maintenance

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

    • Aimee says:

      We made it so the washer and dryer can still easily be pulled out and the water can be turned off at the wall just in case! 🙂

  160. Brooke says:

    Absolutely love this clean laundry room. It is so bright and cheery. I want to do laundry.

  161. Andrea says:

    I love your new countertops. The color you chose fits so much better than the pink. I would love a counter and sink in my laundry room.

  162. Ashley C says:

    Your laundry room is gorgeous! It definitely gives me inspiration for mine!

  163. Denise S says:

    I would love to do a project like this.

  164. jessica says:

    I love it . I wish mine was like that.

  165. Michelle Moore says:

    Loved this project!

  166. Janice Cooper says:
  167. Janice Cooper says:

    Wow your laundry room looks so pretty! Looks bright and nice! Good job!!!

  168. Lasonda says:

    Your laundry room looks so neat and functional. Love it!

  169. CR Williams says:
  170. CR Williams says:

    I really like I would definitely do that for mine as well.

  171. heather s says:

    Love it! I looks bright and well organized

  172. Ellen Casper says:
  173. Ellen Casper says:

    Love the functionality of your laundry room and especially love the hanging rod.

  174. Maggie Smith says:
  175. Maggie Smith says:

    Your new laundry room looks fab! Look at all that folding space now! SO NICE

  176. Thomas Murphy says:
  177. Thomas Murphy says:

    I think it looks awesome!

  178. Theresa Jenkins says:

    I’m in LOVE!… all I have is a laundry space

  179. Denise B. says:

    I would love a laundry room like that.

  180. Amanda Sakovitz says:
  181. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    The laundry room is gorgeous! Super modern!

  182. I love your laundry room. I wish I could spruce up mine. Perhaps if I win this I can shame my husband into making me one as beautiful as yours!

  183. Bonnie Day says:
  184. Bonnie Day says:

    WOW what a difference I’m looking at mine now and saying to myself how can I change you I have top loading washer so it’ll be harder but somethings got to change

  185. Anastasia Falling says:
  186. Anastasia Falling says:

    I love it! It looks super pretty! I wish had could do something like that with my laundry room 🙂

  187. Brittney House says:

    I think it is sleek and very functional. I would model mine after it.

  188. Kathy D says:

    I love this laundry room….. I would love to redo mine Mine is backporch Just gald the washer does not freeze in the winter anymore LOL

  189. AMY says:

    I love it, I love the bit of color it gives the new room!

  190. Cathy Truman says:

    Your laundry room is beautiful. I would love to have such a pretty and useful
    laundry room.

  191. paige chandler says:

    It’s so beautiful and I wish it were mine!

  192. Chrystal D says:

    I LOVE it and I love the countertop.

  193. Debbi Wellenstein says:

    The laundry room is great-very user friendly!

  194. McKim says:

    Very nice! I would love to have a laundry room like that!

  195. Lois McLachlan says:


  196. Lauren Olivia Wood says:

    I love that this laundry room is very functional!

  197. Joanna Allison says:

    I love your new laundry room. It is making me think about redoing mine.

  198. Love the laundry room! I adore the “linen-look” of the counter. I think I’m going to make a visit to Lowe’s really soon to check this out!

  199. Kimmy Ripley says:

    Love this! Wish my laundry room looked this nice!

  200. Margaret Smith says:
  201. Margaret Smith says:

    Love it. Love the color combination. It makes the room look very modern and clean. Thanks so much.

  202. Sharyn B. says:

    I’m not sure what I will do with my laundry room because of layout of the washer and dryer, but this project gives me some ideas!

  203. Adrienne Gordon says:

    I like how bright and clean it looks.

  204. Bert Ruiz says:
  205. Bert Ruiz says:

    Functional, modern and nice looking. I like it!

  206. I love it! I’m thinking of doing a laundry room makeover too. My laundry is tiny and I want to brighten it up to make it feel bigger! Yours looks fantastic!

  207. Ellie Wright says:
  208. Ellie Wright says:

    I love it! It’s too pretty now to take dirty clothes into.

  209. Mally B says:

    The farmhouse sink is a great touch! I also like the storage pullout that houses your detergent, much more practical than lugging the family size bottles down from the overhead cabinets!

  210. erica best says:
  211. erica best says:

    i love the pop of color the from the blue it really nice

  212. Tamara says:
  213. Tamara says:

    I love how well your laundry room turned out! I’d like to re-do my laundry room too, although it’s too small for counterspace in there. I’m currently updating our guest bathroom though, and I’m excited to be picking out a marble countertop this time!
    westiemks5 at yahoo dot com

  214. Jessie C. says:


  215. Jessie C. says:

    I love the new color of everything, clean and fresh, perfect for the laundry room.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  216. Tracey Griffith says:

    This looks great! I would love to have a room like this!

  217. Elena says:
  218. Elena says:

    Looks very nice and modern.

  219. Linda S. in NE says:

    Yes, that is quite a transformation that adding the Formica accomplished. Did I miss the post where you talked about your lighting in this room? That is the subject that really needs some attention in my home. Thanks.

  220. Nicole M says:

    Looks so nice! Love the new countertops and paint. Really changes the room and the feel!

  221. Michelle B says:

    Looks great! I recently did a mini makeover in mine. It’s amazing how a change in a space can make such a difference in how you feel about working in a room 🙂

  222. Wow, what a difference. Pink counters was something I would have liked way back when, but your charcoal is perfect. Love, love, love that sink.

  223. Jill Jones says:

    Love this makeover! I have been looking at my smaller laundry room and thinking of adding a countertop over the washer/dryer. This Formica product is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this great idea!

  224. Lynda Lamon says:

    Very well done!!! It’s beautiful, functional and you added great value to your home!!! Thanks for the chance to win!! Love your blog!!!

  225. Kathleen says:

    Love your laundry room! May I ask where you got the Laundry Procedures art from, i have a blank spot that it would look great in.

  226. Tina says:

    Love the countertops and the farmhouse sink!! So much better!

  227. Diana says:

    Your laundry room looks amazing!!! As much time as I spend in mine, I should make the changes to make it look as good.. Thank you!!

  228. Angelia W. says:

    Looks fabulous! Who knew Formica could look so good? Thanks for sharing the transformation 🙂

  229. Kathleen says:

    What beautiful changes. Our laundry room is more of a pass-through from the garage to the rest of the house, but it certainly needs some upgrades. You’ve given me some great ideas!

  230. what…you won’t miss that pink!! ha. i am firm believer that for as much time as we need to spend in that space, it needs to look amazing. great job!

  231. carrie says:

    This is incredible!! I simply love it! I’m heading to Lowes this weekend to check out their Formica countertops! I need new kitchen countertops, but didn’t want to spend the money for granite, marble, etc. I’m going to show this to my carpenter to see if it will be possible to put a counter over my washer/dryer, too. A big thank you for sharing your remodel. 🙂

  232. Great looking new laundry room! I like that the new counter has an almost linen-look about it.

  233. Anne Haun says:

    I absolutely love your new laundry room. You inspire me to do something with my boring old laundry room!