We just upgraded our laundry room and I am so happy with the way it turned out. The room is connected to our garage and also functions as a mudroom, so it naturally gets a lot of foot traffic, but also had become the home of all sorts of clutter and was in need of a facelift. I really wanted to make it feel like it was a more cohesive part of the house, so opening up the space was key. We started by removing all of the mismatched cabinets from above the preexisting washer and dryer, as well as alongside the opposing wall. We also ripped out and replaced the old linoleum (two layers of it!), and substituted it with black hexagon tile and gray grout. We removed the wooden dowel wall hooks and painted the walls bright white. The room feels so much more functional and spacious.

Here are some before photos…


Here are a couple of photos of the room after we ripped everything out…


And here are the finished results…


To finish the space, we purchased a new washer and dryer from LG (which we love!), and received the new SideKick™ pedestal washer. Aubrey does most of the laundry around here, but with this updated room and fancy new appliances, I’m itching to pitch in. The SideKick serves as an additional washing machine for small loads that can operate independently, or alongside of, the front-load washer. It sits below the main washer compartment, and I’ve been using it for my active wear (yoga pants, sports bras, etc.), as well as my intimates and any items that need special attention. It’s been pretty amazing—a game changer for sure! It’s been a huge benefit and time-saver for us, because we can run it and wash a big load in the larger machine at the same time. Note: In order for the SideKick to work it must be paired with a LG front-load washer.


Good news! We’ve teamed up with LG to give away one free SideKick, so one lucky Bleubird reader can divide and conquer laundry day. Simply enter using the form below.

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You can find the Terms and Conditions for the LG SideKick Giveaway here

Giveaways not your thing? LG is currently running a promotion in which consumers can purchase two washers (front-load and LG SideKick) starting at just $999. You can check it out here. Offer ends July 13th.

This post is in partnership with LG.


  • t. a. knight

    Does it have to be paired with a front loader? I just bought a wonderful LG top loader I love!

  • Jamie

    I’m expecting my first baby this fall, and can already imaging 10,000 ways I’d use this machine!

  • Christina

    Night & day! Love the floors.

    Christina | http://www.cuddlepill.com

  • Somebody from Somewhere

    The room is so light and fresh! Just the way a laundry room should be. Love it!


  • amber

    I would love a new washer and dryer set because the ones I have now are older than me!

  • Lauren

    I’ve been lusting over the SideKick since I first saw it! I would use it for my delicates while I’m washing my other clothes and it would be a huge time saver.

  • LIndsay

    I would love a new dryer because I need something to inspire me to climb Mt. Laundry.

  • Paige Posladek

    We just moved into our first house and we have a new baby. I would cry all the happy tears to have one of these.

  • Jenna

    It turned out so good! I love the simplicity of the space. Good job mama!

  • Dana

    Love it! My mom’s washer/dryer are starting to give out on her and I think she would love these LG sidekicks :) Taking care of a family isn’t easy so I think this product would 100% ease the burden of stress (that plus the rest of us pitching in a bit more lol)

  • felisha

    I haven’t had the luxury of having a washer or dryer in 10 years, so I can’t even IMAGINE how amazing this would be!! Not going to the laundry mat? That just doesn’t even seem real!!


  • Elizabeth

    Our washing machine just broke and now I have to wash by hand because we can’t afford a new one. This would be a life saver

  • Chance

    Our laundry room is in SERIOUS need of an upgrade!

  • Hanna

    This is awesome! Just what I need as I’m always destroying delicates!

  • Danni

    Hey, can you provide a credit on that light wood bench? So elegant!

  • Danielle McKenzie

    The Reno is so amazing! This is exactly what I need to do. Such a great look and tons of functionality is a tight space.

  • Jeninfer

    We currently have 6 rescue animals and 2 people residing in our home so you can only begin to imagine how much a new W/D set would help. With one of the doggies being 16, blind. 3-legged and on tons of heart medications, we tend to have to do a lot of laundry around our place… :)

  • Alexis Troll

    Just purchased this washer and dryer for our house that we just bought too! Didn’t get the sidekick though, sounds awesome!

  • Alice Anderson

    With two young kids I could certainly use a mini washer for the daily spills.

  • Charlotte

    Looking for a new house and these would complete the dream laundry room!

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