We love our bathrooms and our kitchens, but our laundries are often forgotten and neglected. Why!? They’re an essential part of any home and a place where, like it or not, we spend a significant amount of time. So, why not turn it into a space that you’re proud of – a space that’s both functional and aesthetically pleasing? When it comes to laundries there’s no one size fits all, so we’ve put together a list of different options for your home.
A laundry and Mudroom combination is a great option for those with a space located between the entry of their home and the main living space. This option is a great way to keep the clean in and the dirt out. It serves as a quarantine between the outside world and the inner sanctuary of your home.
Tip: Incorporate a lot of storage options – cupboards and high shelving. Otherwise, this space can quickly become a dumping ground that’s less than inviting.
For those of us living in apartments or smaller houses, the laundry closet is a great way to utilise space in your home. This closet can be located anywhere in your home and hidden away when it’s not in use.
Tip: Spice things up a bit by adding bifold or sliding doors.
In the Kitchen
Here’s an idea straight from the UK – Pop the washer and the dryer in the kitchen! Food for thought: If you spend a lot of time in the kitchen, be wary that the noise may get on your nerves.
Tip: Consider a vertical sliding organiser to use your space efficiently.
So much space goes unused in many homes. It’s amazing how little space you need to set up a little laundry nook. And here’s the thing – you can hide it away so no one even knows it’s there!
Tip: If you’re really pushed for space, pay close attention to doors – How the door to your nook opens, as well as how your appliance doors open. You need to make sure you can still access your washing machine and dryer!
This is a winning combination that really makes a great deal of sense. The plumbing is already there and it’s waterproofed. Why not tuck the washing machine and dryer behind the door?
Tip: Hide away or on display, your laundry is secondary to your bathroom design – Don’t let it distract from your aesthetic.
Under the stairs
Here’s a wild-card that just might work for you. In any case it’s cool to look at!
Tip: If your space allows, place both the washing machine and the dryer on ground level so you can include a bench top, and possibly shelving, above.
From whence it came it shall return. I think that was Shakespeare? – Ahead of his time. If you’ve got the space, pop your laundry in your wardrobe.
Tip: Put the clothes away again – Sometimes easy makes lazy!
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