Try a Painted Floor
Designer: Hooper Patterson
Size: 160 square feet
Before: A drab and dysfunctional laundry room.
The Transformation: "Because of built-ins, there wasn't a lot of wallspace, so I took a risk and brought pattern to the floor," Hooper says. "From there, I started layering in color on the door, window treatment, and corkboard. White hex tiles updated the backsplash."
Small-Space Advice: "Take risks. They'll pay off—I promise."