Love Your Laundry! Design Tips from Freedom Kitchens
Imagine a laundry room where everything you need is at your fingertips. Where clutter is kept cleverly out of sight! Felicity Page at Freedom Kitchens shares her tips on how to style to your weekly chores with laundry design tips that are both fashionable and functional.
Design Cues from the Kitchen
A recent trend in laundry design is coordinating the style and finishes of your laundry to match other “wet” areas of your home, such as the kitchen. This provides a seamless transition from the other areas of your home into this essential working space.
Additionally, a stylish, well designed laundry with coordinated kitchen cabinetry will save you money on complement your home, adding to its value.
Control the clutter!
Overhead cabinets can be installed to utilise empty walls, while floor to ceiling cupboards are an ideal storage solution for utilities such as mops, brooms and ironing boards.
Internally, there’s no shortage of baskets, hampers and shelving solutions to keep everything in its place! Open shelving is an on-trend design solution for keeping useful items close at hand, whilst adding stylish edge to the room.
Super Work Surfaces
Caesarstone or laminate benchtops are an excellent choice for the laundry – they not only provide a moisture resistant work surface, they also look brilliant. Available in endless colours and finishes, choosing one to complement your home will be a breeze.
Making the Most of Small Spaces
When working with a small space it is important to optimise your working area to create a streamlined laundry zone. Stacking the dryer on top of the washer is a great space saver, whilst quality built-in cabinets for a laundry that will maximise every inch of space.
Many home renovators today are stealing square meterage from the laundry to make way for larger bathrooms or kitchens. Hallway laundries concealed by bi-fold doors or a laundry built into the kitchen or pantry space illustrate clever design solutions.
At least one window for natural lighting and ventilation is preferable in the laundry, however if that’s not possible, consider installing under cabinet task lighting.
To book a free in-home design appointment with a professional Freedom Kitchens designer, visit freedomkitchens.com.au or call 1800 113 733. For more inspiration, follow on Instagram @freedom_kitchens and www.pinterest.com/freedomkitchens.