30 Nov Functional Laundry Design Ideas
The laundry is often the smallest room in the house however, it is a practical room which must not be overlooked. An organised and well-equipped laundry with practical storage is essential for making the most out of your space. Use these laundry design tips to help you create a functional and stylish laundry and make your everyday routine seem like less of a chore.
Plenty of Storage
Laundry storage and organisation is most important in such a small room filled with a mix of washing baskets, linen, irons, cleaning products, dryers, buckets and brooms. To run an efficient laundry, install a mix of wide and narrow cupboards and open shelving. Tall, deep cabinets are essential for storing vacuums, ironing boards, mops and brooms whereas wider shelves are great for laundry baskets. Pull-out ironing boards are a clever way to decrease clutter if you have limited space.
A generous sink is a wise investment for soaking, washing and bleaching clothes in large buckets. Your laundry sink should be deep and durable enough to withstand cleaning chemicals. Stainless steel is a popular option as it is good quality while remaining inexpensive.
As bathrooms and laundries experience higher levels of humidity and moisture, bench top and flooring materials need to be able to withstand heat, water and chemicals from cleaning. All laundry materials should be water resistant and hard wearing including a non-slip floor surface. Popular laundry materials include laminate, stone, tiles and solid surface as they are easy to maintain and non-porous.
Task Lighting and Ventilation
It is essential to have at least one window in your laundry as natural light will brighten up a dull room. Good lighting is essential for making it easier to assess whether items have been cleaned properly. A bright and well-ventilated room will prevent mould caused by moisture and eliminate humidity from dryers.
If you are planning a laundry renovation, our team of professionals at Harrington Kitchens will be with you every step of the way, from the initial design consultation to the installation of the final cabinet.
Harrington Kitchens offer a wide variety of laundry, kitchen and bathroom solutions. We consider your personal style and needs and incorporate that into a design that you and your family will love.
For a free quote and free design consultation
Please contact us at Harrington Kitchens on (02) 4647 4474 or submit an online enquiry. Alternatively you are welcome to visit the Harrington Kitchens Showroom at 12 Graham Hill Road Narellan NSW or 5 Old Hume Highway, Mittagong NSW.