Practical ideas that work for small laundry renovations
Because laundries are smaller spaces, often there is not much room for a reconfiguration unless you can extend into another area. If you have an older style laundry, you are probably not making the best use of space so updating your laundry with new cabinetry and space-saving solutions (such as a stacked washer and dryer combination) will immediately give you the space you crave. You can also gain extra space by installing rails, racks, hooks and narrow cabinets.
The easiest way to choose your cabinetry and bench top is to go all white or match the colour scheme in your kitchen. White is particularly good to make the room appear larger and is easy to maintain. Another way to help enhance the space is to have open shelving and use baskets for storing and sorting.
If you do not have good lighting in the room, consider installing a skylight or larger window.
Make the laundry a pleasure to be in, whatever the task at hand
In general, laundry design is kept simple and practical, but that does not mean the space should not also have any ambience or visual stimulation.
For the walls, tiles are most commonly used around the sink. However, extending them throughout the room will make the room more hard-wearing, and choosing a feature or contrast tile will add colour and texture. Areas that are not overly exposed to splashing water can be painted or, for something different, choose a beautiful wallpaper to add another textural element.
A few decorative items such as baskets or silk plants add warmth, a framed picture can serve as a focal point, and scented sticks will keep the room smelling fresh and clean. But be careful not to overdo the styling as you want to make sure there is enough room for its intended purpose and avoid extra maintenance.
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