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Basement Laundry Room Makeover On A $500.00 Budget

After living in our home for over a decade, our almost twenty year old appliances needed to be replaced. The thought of putting a shiny new red washer and dryer and upright freezer into the dark dungeon we called a laundry room didn't sit well with me.

Unfortunately, after paying for the appliances, there wasn't much room left in the budget for a room makeover. Determination is my middle name and so Mr. Frugalista and I put our heads together to come up with a way we could update the space on a very tight budget.

We managed to completely transform the basement laundry room on a budget of $500.00.

Laundry Room Makeover on a tight budget

This is what the room looked like before...

Basement Laundry Room Before Makeover

It was cold, damp, and a room you didn't want to spend much time in.

Basement Laundry Room Makeover On A $500.00 Budget


  • The carcasses were built with off cut pieces of melamine purchased at Home Depot.
  • The cabinet doors were purchased at the Habitat ReStore for $5.00 each.

Laundry Sink 

The biggest splurge was the deep stainless steel sink at a cost of  $70.00.


The subway tile is called Twill White Field cost just under $1.50 each.

Counter Top

We built the counter top ourselves with a sheet of plywood leftover from another project and a sheet of stock laminate from Home Depot. It cost us less than $50.00 to back.


The ceramic floor tiles were leftover from our back landing makeover. 

Ceiling Tiles

The suspended ceiling tiles were being discontinued and so we got them for a fraction of the original cost.

Light Fixture

The light fixture was a clearance item for $30.00.

Another splurge was the cost of the vinyl letters. It was a fund raiser for my daughter's cheer team so it went to a good cause. Besides, like the sign suggests, somebody has to support my Starbucks addiction!

This is the nicest laundry room I've ever. No more is the dreaded laundry day in the bowels of the basement dungeon. Our clothes hampers have never been so empty!


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