It’s time for some laundry love! It may not be the most exciting room in the house but boy can good style, design and functionality make all the difference to your washing day! From having ample workspace through to incorporating open shelving, we’ve got some ideas to help ensure your laundry reno is squeaky clean.
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If you have enough space, we’d always recommend giving yourself a generous work station to maximise functionality, with plenty of usable bench space. This will come in handy when you’re separating washing, loading and unloading the washing machine or dryer, and of course, when folding clean clothing and linen. Depending on your layout, be smart with your configuration to allow for as much bench space as possible – you won’t regret it.
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Expose the elements
Open shelving is not only a great way to add an element of style and flair to your laundry space but is also super practical. Shelving allows you to store those frequently used products in easy to reach locations to save you time and energy. And when styled right, it can look great too!
Here’s an idea…you could allocate a laundry basket to each family member, making it easier to sort loads. This might also get the rest of the family involved in their chores (here’s hoping)!
Tip: Did you know you can use our benchtops to create stylish shelving, too? Think about matching your benchtop with your shelving for that seamless look.
Make your small space work hard
If you’re struggling to think of a way to include both a laundry and powder room into your renovation, a savvy space-saving idea is to combine both in the one space! The laundry and powder room are both wet areas, which makes this option even more appealing, as the plumbing will already be available.
Tip: To achieve this look and to utilize the space, you should select a front-loading washing machine and dryer!
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Small but mighty
If space isn’t on your side, you can still create a stylish and functional laundry that suits your needs. Using our cut to measure products, you can optimize storage in small spaces by getting the most out of every inch. Open shelving will also help to achieve this – you can use our benchtops or even our panels (which can be cut to size) for that custom look.
Tip: If space permits, stacking our cabinets on top of our pantry cabinets can also work wonders to create visual interest and height, not to mention ample storage!
Always make sure you include a sink in your laundry design for increased convenience. Although we can rely on the washing machine most of the time, there are situations when we don’t have a choice but to hand wash our delicate items.
Create a cohesive look and feel
Did you know that you can use our products in every room of the house (including the laundry) to create a unified style? Make sure to keep the profile and colour schemes consistent with your kitchen design to ensure the style flows through the house seamlessly.
Thinking about giving your laundry some love? Get started today!