Inspirational Laundry Designs for Your Dream Renovation
BY Cook & Bathe
Historically, the laundry room has been left off the design agenda - often resulting in a room that is drab and boring. Whilst practicality is a necessity, the laundry can be a retreat that makes doing the washing a breeze. We take a look at functional and beautiful laundry designs to inspire your laundry renovation.
If you’re in an apartment or just stuck with a small space for your laundry, there are a multitude of compact laundry ideas to make your small space functional and attractive. If your laundry doesn’t have a room to itself, simple bi-fold doors can cover your laundry space when it’s not in use. Keep your design simple with an elegant stainless steel trough and chrome tapware - plus clean, square edges on crisp, white cabinetry will help your space feel fresh and bright.
When it comes to storage in your laundry, don’t just think about cleaning products and steam irons - but consider where you keep your clothes ready for washing, as well as where you might dry them. Drying cupboards that use heat from your hot water service or ducted heating can be very useful and can avoid the need for a clothes dryer. A built-in clothes rack that pulls out from the wall can mean you don’t need a clothes horse that takes up all of your floor space. Deep pull-out drawers can act as clothes hampers to keep dirty washing out of the way - helping you to keep the space neat and tidy without having to be on top of the washing every day of the week.
Add Colour & Texture
Traditionally, laundries seem to end up with a plain colour palette made up of white or beige - but that doesn’t have to be the case. The addition of colour and texture through cabinetry, tiles and splashbacks can add points of interest that inject a fresh, luxurious vibe to your laundry space. Focus on accents like a stainless steel laundry through and chrome taps, with delicate chrome cupboard handles and a gorgeous stainless steel washer and dryer too top off a cohesive look.
If you’ve got the room to spare, your laundry room can become a hub for more than just washing and drying your clothes. If you also need space for an office, a sewing table or a craft room why not consider a larger room that incorporates all of your needs. Ensure you think about; the items you’ll need to store, enough room for your desk or table and, of course, the aesthetics of the interior decoration that will inspire your use of the space.
Everything in its Place
Part of any space feeling luxurious is to keep clutter to a minimum, and the easiest way to do that is to ensure that everything that you need in your laundry has its own place. When considering your design, think about where your ironing board and iron will go, where your laundry detergent will be stored, where clothes will wait to be washed and how much space you might need next to your sink for that perfect piece of decor.
You’ll never dread doing the washing if your space is an oasis in your home. Think minimalistic design features, thoughtful accents and plenty of bench space to spare. If you don’t have room for a lot of bench space, consider a front loader or a 2-in-1 washer and dryer, which will fit under your bench. If you’ve got natural light available, indoor plants are the perfect addition for that tranquil feeling.
If your laundry also doubles as your pet’s bedroom, why not go all out and create a laundry that keeps your pet from being under your feet and provides practicality - like a place to wash them after a run in the park and a bed that’s tucked away under a bench.
At Cook & Bathe we help you dream up your perfect laundry space with troughs that include soundproofing and low profile rims for a seamless finish, plus high-quality tapware from all of your favourite brands. Check out our laundry range and start planning your impeccable laundry renovation.