Yes, tasteful tapware and splashbacks can make one beautiful laundry, but when it comes to the perfect laundry it all falls back on the layout. We’re talking adjacencies of appliances to storage to bench space the list goes on…
Much like a kitchen and bathroom, the laundry needs to be (above all else) functional and essentially serve its purpose… All of which is involved in the planning phase, the most important part of the design process! I’ve you haven’t got your planning right, doing your laundry will become your worst nightmare.
Not only have we done our fair share of laundry, but we have designed enough to understand and execute the most practical laundry possible catering to each individual home and family (without compensating on aesthetic of course).
If you have been tuning in to our ‘Ask Darren’ series over on instagram, this week we sit down with Darren to ask the most common questions when it comes to planning the perfect laundry…
“Where do I start?”
First things first, plan! Like I said before, the planning and layout of your laundry is crucial! You need to understand and prioritise the essentials aka your appliances, and everything else will form around that.
– Think about the size of your laundry space
– What / how many appliances are you putting into the space?
“How do I maximise storage in my new laundry?”
It’s important to think about what exactly you will be storing in your laundry and categorising by size is a good way to ensure you have a space for everything…
– Tall storage for mops, brooms, ironing boards etc.
– Overhead storage
– Drawers under bench
– Floating shelving for a functional and stylish addition
“How important is hanging space?”
Hanging space is your laundry isn’t an essential, but it is a nice function to have if your laundry has the space for it…
– Having a hanging rail above your bench space can serve as a multi-purpose area when the bench isn’t in use.
– Over head storage may be compromised depending on the height of your hanging rail
“How much bench space is sufficient?”
Typically homes with larger families will require more bench space… but once again it really depends on the clients wants and needs.
– 600mm bench space to allow for the sink and an additional 600 – 1200 mm bench space either side.
– This space will allow for a laundry basket to be placed on top and for folding and prep work.
“How do I go about styling my laundry?”
Gone are the days of a boring laundry! As much as functionality is a priority, having a beautiful space to do those chores is certainly a bonus! Some additional styling additions we like to include;
– Splashback tiles
– Floating shelfs
To see Darren’s full Q&A jump on over to our instagram!