It’s the start of the school year and organization is on the mind! Along with the kitchen, our laundry room/mudroom is the busiest room in the house! We are washing soccer clothes/gym clothes/school outfits/swimsuits/towels/etc. around the clock and this is also the space where we store backpacks, lunch boxes, school paperwork, and the family calendar. We made it work in the original space for the last year, but the time has come to maximize and beautify this space so that it is fully functional and enjoyable for all the action that goes on in here. With the help of LG Electronics, we completed the first phase of our laundry room makeover and I’m excited to share it with you!
The inspiration for our laundry room makeover came when the SideKick™ pedestal washer arrived on my doorstep. You guys! My whole family could not be more excited for this addition to our laundry room. This nifty little washing machine tucks right under my existing LG front-load washing machine. In the footprint of a laundry pedestal, the LG SideKick lifts my washer up off the floor, AND it runs separately OR simultaneously with the regular washing machine. I’m pretty sure this will be life-changing for our busy house of five! Kids bringing their favorite hot pink outfit for washing the night before they want to wear it to school? Now they can toss it in the LG Sidekick for a quick wash where we don’t have to gather up a whole load of reds and pinks! (I love not being wasteful – this saves water, energy, and time) Home from the gym? We can run a load of swimsuits or sweaty yoga pants in the LG SideKick while a “normal” load of towels or clothes is going in the main machine. So many times, I don’t have what I need because I’m waiting to collect a full load of laundry. I just know the efficiency and availability of this LG SideKick is going to be especially handy for our lifestyle. Can you see why we were so excited to makeover the laundry room and get the school year off to a great, working start?
When we bought our fixer upper last year, the laundry room was actually one of the big selling points for me. It has great natural light, it’s large and connected to the garage, and even though we live in sunny Sacramento and have no true need for a “mudroom,” I’d always dreamed of having a space lined with beadboard and hooks on the walls. I had a vision. The existing space was lacking charm, though, and was very….yellow.
Yellow no more! For this first phase of the laundry room remodel, we painted all the cabinetry/walls/ceiling, added gorgeous beadboard and chair rail, and swapped out the light fixtures. We removed the dated tile countertops and window ledge and swapped out all the light switches and electrical outlets (they were yellow and covered in grime). This was a big undertaking, but we did all all of the work over about four days. What a huge difference it’s made already! In the next phase, we’d like to replace the flooring and put in a more permanent countertop. Plus the wall still needs hooks and some additional organization!
To complete the look of the room for now, we also purchased a pedestal dryer drawer, and along with the LG SideKick, the laundry area is much more visually appealing and, of course, more functional. I was excited to find out that the LG SideKick was compatible with my front-load washer that we purchased several years ago (works with LG front-load models from as far back as 2009). However, if you’re in the market for a new washing machine, LG is offering a really cool package deal! From now through October 19, if you purchase a 4-piece laundry bundle (front-load washing machine, dryer, LG SideKick pedestal washer, and dryer pedestal), LG will cover the cost of the LG SideKick for free!
And check back in September because I’m going to be GIVING AWAY a free LG SideKick to one lucky reader!! Eeeep! Wouldn’t you love to add one of these little miracle workers to your laundry room?
***This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of LG Electronics. All opinions and text are, as always, my own.***