Laundry Design Ideas

Laundry Design Ideas

Whatever the size of your space, an ideal laundry should be user friendly and work efficiently. Aim to have separate task-orientated zones for washing, drying, folding and ironing your clothes.

Flooring material in your laundry needs to be non-slip and water resistant. As the laundry is usually a small space, aim to avoid visual clutter when decorating. This can be achieved by choosing a light colour palette and simple patterns. Good ventilation is also essential in your laundry design.

In a multi-story home, the inclusion of a laundry chute in your design would be a convenient time saver. If laundry space is available, use two laundry bags/baskets so white clothing can be separated from coloured clothing when it is thrown out for washing.

If space allows, a double sink is very useful for simultaneous washing and soaking of garments. The sink or sinks need to be located next to the washing machine for easy transfer of wet clothes.

To save space, hang your clothes dryer on the wall above a front loader washing machine. Together with an electric clothes dryer, a retractable clothes line in the laundry or fold away drying rack are both handy to help dry clothes.

Plenty of storage in your laundry is important for a range of different size items. Tall cupboards may be necessary for the ironing board as well as brooms, mops and buckets. Keep washing powders and liquids within reach of the washing machine and sink by storing them on overhead shelving or in a cupboard under the sink. Ideally your laundry needs some dedicated bench space for folding clothes. If space allows, use your ironing board in the laundry zone and then fold away after use.

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