The Best Countertops for Your Laundry Room; Before and After

I am a big believer in spreading your design budget around so you can have it all. And by all, I mean as much as possible.

Most homeowners have a very long list of renovations and updates that need to be completed.

This is why it’s so important that you don’t spend ALL your money on just the renovation or new build.

Updating your staircase, installing crown moulding or installing the most expensive countertops and lighting for example, will still not leave you with a look and a feel.

Decorating is what will infuse your house with atmosphere and make you want to spend time there instead of in a hotel on a weekend away.

When Crystal and I talked about updating her laundry room, I suggested painting the cabinets, installing 2″ hex floor tile and a black laminate (Wilsonart Oiled Soapstone) countertop instead of stone.

She loved that idea, so that’s what we did:

After {Interior Design and styling by Maria Killam} SW6681

Here’s my sweet design assistant Kelly Parkinson ironing the bedding for the master bedroom photos here.

This laundry room didn’t have closet doors so I suggested we cover the laundry room shelving with some inexpensive grommet curtains from IKEA (below):

I kept the roman shade neutral so Crystal can change the laundry room colour anytime!

And we picked up some hashtag artwork for a little hit of black and white!

Love this laundry with the butcher block countertops. Also a less expensive countertop option:


I posted about laminate countertops and how far they’ve come when I was at the KBIS show in January here.

Terreeia and I board our flight tonight for Spain (First Seville for 3 nights and then we take the train to Barcelona for 3 nights) and then the Amalfi Coast for 3 weeks. We will arrive in Naples, take a boat to Capri, then Praiano, then Positano, then somewhere on the Amalfi Coast and then Sorrento, watch all the fun on my Instagram and stories here.

Any advice on what not to miss in Seville or Barcelona or restaurants to experience would be appreciated in the comments below!

Related posts:

Where to Start When you Have a Blank Slate (Laundry Room Makeover)

Best Countertops for Stained Wood Cabinets

How to Create an Ethereal Colour Scheme









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  1. In Barcelona, the subway is super easy to use. There’s an app that will route you and tell you which lines to take. As someone else said, just be wary of pickpockets. We visited Barcelona and then took the high-speed train to Seville. Loved them both for different reasons. The tile work in Seville is amazing, but the food in Barcelona can’t be topped. Have fun!

  2. So glad I read the comments, since I am going to Sevilla and Barcelona in Oct. I got more good tips here than in travel forums!

    Surprised to see that about the dark green windows also. Seems pretty classic to me. Mountain homes have used dark green as a neutral for decades and it never seems dated.