Practical ideas that work for small laundry renovations
Because laundries are generally small rooms (particularly in older homes), there may not be a lot of scope for reconfiguring the layout. However, you can still achieve a small laundry design that will give you the extra space you crave. By removing an existing broom closet (as we did in the renovation opposite), installing new cabinetry and/or stacking the washing machine and clothes dryer, you can instantly gain more bench space and storage.
The most successful small laundry renovations begin with an interior designer gaining a good understanding of how the space is (or will be) used — these areas of our homes are often multi-functional with usage that extends beyond washing clothes.
They can then review the existing area, taking note of the elements that work and those that are wasted opportunities, and devise a laundry design that is more user-friendly. While much can be achieved with some well-crafted cabinetry, other small laundry ideas include installing rails, racks, hooks and open shelving.
Make the laundry a pleasure to be in, whatever the task at hand
Although we generally like to keep laundry designs simple, they do not have to be as tedious as some of the tasks they accommodate.
While colours for cabinetry, benchtops and tiles are usually kept neutral, you can create interest and variation with your laundry makeover by incorporating a feature tile or Caesarstone splashback, or a statement sink mixer in a colour finish.
When considering your design, remember that tiling and cabinetry take up most of a laundry renovation cost. We suggest you favour quality cabinetry and, rather than going to full ceiling height, have a simple skirting tile or keep wall tiles at dado height.
Once the project is complete, you can be creative and cost-effective with your own styling. 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 your laundry room smelling fresh and clean. But be careful not to overdo it as you want to make sure you retain your newly gained space and avoid creating clutter and more cleaning.
Ready to get started with your new laundry design?
Whether you want a classic or modern laundry design, your renovation is in good hands with us.
Apart from having qualified interior designers, our project manager is a registered master builder and carpenter/joiner. So, not only will your laundry renovation be well-planned and designed, it will be in the best possible hands once the work commences.
To help with your laundry design, we display Caesarstone benchtops and panels, Polytech cabinetry and the Blum range of hinges and drawer systems, including space-saving features such as overhead cupboards and corner-cupboard storage.
Our qualified designers will help with your selections for colours and finishes to create a revitalised laundry room that features modern and versatile cabinetry, a visual aesthetic that suits your home, and products that are innovative, functional and durable. We will also prepare professional drawings and 3D visuals so that you can see what the finished result will look like.