If you’re adding a laundry renovation to your bathroom or kitchen renovation plans, then this blog is for you. We’ve asked our award-winning interior designers for their top laundry renovation recommendations, so you can start planning a laundry you will actually want to spend time in!
Laundries are, by nature, one of the most hard-working spaces in your home. But that doesn’t mean they need to be a plain or boring room! Historically, laundries were considered an afterthought in the design process, mainly because there wasn’t a wide variety of hardwearing materials that were also beautiful and affordable.
Nowadays, with so many gorgeous materials and smart solutions to choose from, a laundry renovation can be as exciting as a kitchen or a bathroom renovation. With stylish and calm laundries becoming the norm, an updated laundry to match your new bathroom or kitchen has become a must-have inclusion for homeowners.
If you have the luxury of space, consider which location will work best for your lifestyle. Such as installing your laundry room near the bathroom to streamline your laundry chores which is always handy. Another factor to consider is noise – some people prefer to have their laundry located away from living areas or bedrooms to minimise disturbances. As well as considering access to outside to easily and efficiently hang washing in the fresh air.
While not all homes have room for a full laundry, there are so many ways to keep your laundry hidden in plain sight while still being functional, the most popular being the European laundry. A Euro laundry is tucked away in cabinetry, commonly hidden behind a sliding, cavity or bifold doors. This not only allows you to hide dirty clothes in their own dedicated space but also keeps the look of your entire home clean and sleek! Not to mention reducing the need to dedicate a whole room to washing. Our Urban Bathroom display at our Burwood East Showroom features a beautiful and practical Euro laundry tucked away within custom cabinetry.
Keep it simple. Laundries are usually small spaces and cramming too much can make the room feel uncomfortable. That’s why it’s so important that, when maximising every inch of space for functionality and storage, you do it the smarter way. Your cabinetry will define how you use your laundry, so getting it right from the get-go is an essential step in your laundry renovation.
When planning your laundry room’s design, we recommend that you continue the themes you selected for your bathroom or kitchen by choosing tiles, a benchtop material or cabinetry in complimentary finishes. This will create a sense of harmony, that your laundry room really belongs within your home.
As an example, if your kitchen renovation included white stone benchtops, white cabinetry and subway tiles on the wall, these can be carried through into your new laundry design, even down spec the benchtop to a laminate equivalent to save a few dollars.
You may even want to choose a similar style of tapware to match what you have selected for other parts of your home.
Gone are the days when laundries had to feature uninspiring benchtops for the sake of durability. Now you can choose from a huge range of durable and beautiful options to make your hard-working laundry look dreamy.
Carefully consider the size of you laundry trough. What are you going to use the sink for? Soaking clothes, plant watering, dog washing?
With laundries being relatively small spaces, choosing beautiful tiles won’t break the bank. A laundry renovation is a perfect opportunity to get creative, have a bit of fun by selecting something that sparks joy in you, as too often this can be a room that otherwise doesn’t spark too much of that.
If space and budget allow for it, there are many clever inclusions to consider that will go a long way to achieving a functional laundry design. Here are some of our favourites:
Adding a laundry room is a great way to add value to your home. Having a practical laundry can make your home more valuable and less stressful to live in.
Ready to incorporate your laundry into your home renovation plans? Our design team can help you create a beautiful and functional design that will make your laundry chores a breeze. Book a FREE showroom or video consult with one of our award-winning designers today!