Spring 2021 One Room Challenge: Week One

This week starts my very first One Room Challenge! What is the ORC you may ask? It’s not a challenge but rather a time for creators to come together, support one another, & celebrate our ideas! Better Homes & Gardens is the official sponsor of the ORC. There are 20 Featured Designers each year, and you’ll definitely want to check out their mad talent. I’ll be participating as a guest, and over the course of the next 8 weeks posting updates to my room transformation. Be sure to check out the One Room Challenge Blog to cheer on all the other talented creators throughout the challenge as well!

My Space

The room I’ll be transforming this year is our utility hallway/mudroom space. It’s kind of an awkward space, so I wasn’t sure exactly what to call it. It’s an obvious addition to our home that houses some storage & our laundry. It’s also where we enter to house most often. There’s really not many pretty things to see in this space. I definitely think of it as the eyesore of my home. It takes time to completely renovate a home, but it’s the utility/mudroom’s turn to get a major glow up.

The biggest need for this space is storage. Big surprise, I know. We have overflow from the kitchen with some of our lesser used handheld appliances, the vacuum & mop, extra garage items for when I’m working on projects in the house, and whatever items we bring in from the day that need a home. This space really needs a function meets beauty upgrade.

My thoughts for this space are to keep it bright & clean. Keep the storage closed, and provide some design elements with flooring, plants, lighting, & of course decor. I want this to be a peaceful space. When I come into the house at the end of a long day, I want this space to give a calm hug instead of a stressed out stomachache.

Project list for the utility/mudroom space:

  1. New flooring for the entire space
  2. Cut & resurface countertop
  3. Fill in old window space with drywall
  4. Build floor to ceiling built-ins
  5. Paint all cabinets a new color
  6. Remake & surface steps
  7. Build out original “mud room” cubby for added functionality
  8. New lighting & styling

I definitely have my work cut out for me, but I’m excited to take you along for the ride. You can follow along with the entire process on Instagram at Bonita by Rachel, and make sure you’re subscribed to the blog so that you don’t miss a weekly post!

Published by Bonitabyrachel

I'm Rachel! An avid DIYer, crafter, & maker. I love diving in and trying new things. I live in Indiana with my husband Dylan & our sweet dog Hoss. When I'm not building, you can find me caring for my plants, cooking a yummy meal, or painting some watercolors. Thanks for joining my DIY journey!

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