Avoiding Chaos with Trendy Laundry Room Upgrades
Laundries are the most eclectic room in a house. That's where all the bits and bobs go, creating some kind of organised chaos that no one wants to deal with. The laundry room quickly becomes a forgotten void of mess.
Yet it’s a place where creativity should be present. Space can be maximised and the true multipurpose benefits fulfilled. Your kids, your pets, and yourself most importantly, can enjoy the benefits of a trendy laundry room.
Here’s some inspiration to take on board so you can make the most of a trendy laundry.
Creating a Functional Layout
Designing a functional layout in your laundry is crucial for maximising efficiency and convenience.
Start by assessing the available space and optimising it to suit your needs. Consider the placement of your washer, dryer, and other laundry equipment to allow for easy access and movement.
Efficient storage solutions are key to keeping your laundry room organised. Install cabinets, shelves, and baskets to neatly store laundry supplies and equipment. Don’t forget to incorporate a folding area, hanging racks and ironing station to streamline the process of sorting, folding, and ironing clothes.
Designing a practical workflow is another essential aspect of a functional laundry room layout. Arrange your laundry room in a way that allows for easy sorting of dirty laundry, washing and drying.
Consider the proximity of your laundry machines to minimise the effort required when transferring loads. You’ll need extra space for dirty clothes and other items to be washed.
By focusing on creating a functional layout in your laundry room, you can transform it into a space that makes laundry tasks more manageable and enjoyable.
A Pet-Friendly Laundry
Tired of forcing the dog to step into the bathtub for a wash? Sick of stepping on cat litter pellets? How about a pet friendly laundry room, then?
A laundry space tailored to the needs of a pet certainly doesn’t have to put your own desires on the backburner. The idea is everything is incorporated in a way that maximises space and comfort.
Just think about it. You could have:
- A dedicated dog bath/shower at the perfect level for your pooch
- Under-bench dog or cat beds, allowing your fur-children to stick close and not take up space
- Pet murphy beds which can fold up and down when required
- Hidden cat litter trays located underneath benches or behind a discreet opening
- Built-in dog (or cat) crates to keep the fur babies at rest during the night
- Seamless storage solutions for pet food, collars, cat litter, etc.
- Slide-out drawers for pet food bowls
Depending on the size of the laundry space, you can also go all out to make it pet friendly or start small. Converting one cupboard might provide just enough space to breathe easy. And to avoid another misstep on cat litter.
The mudroom – or mud room – is a more American notion that has well and truly arrived in Australia.
More than just a traditional laundry, mudrooms are a dedicated space in between the outdoors and the cushy home interior you want to keep clean. Think of it as a multipurpose place for washing, storage and a changeroom. It’s where you clean up the mess from a sandy day at the beach or a big camping trip.
In reality, not everyone has the space for it. Washing machines already take up a fair chunk of any laundry room, so a mudroom laundry room layout is all about practicality.
A mudroom can include:
- Shelves/storage for boots, gloves and other assorted items
- Hooks and/or rails for hanging jackets and clothes
- Storage baskets
- Bench seating
- Sink for washing
- Pet bath for keeping the dog clean
- Shelves for recently washed clothes
- Shoe rack
- Calendar, timetable or clock
European Laundry Organisation
Where the mudroom is seen as a more extravagant space, the European laundry room sits at the opposite end of the scale. Euro laundries are nestled into cabinets or bathrooms. They can include just a washer and/or dryer, with optional laundry troughs and ironing boards.
Storage is maximised and so is the actual space within the home. The great part is the European laundry room can go anywhere that suits. So you could incorporate it into the kitchen, bathroom or even a hallway, and no one would have to stare at obvious washing machines.
The features are simpler, but they get the job done. Storage rules and so does some ingenious thinking. Think of it like Tetris as you put all of your wishes into a narrow, defined space.
Enhancing Storage and Organisation
A well-organised laundry room can make a world of difference in streamlining your daily laundry routine. When upgrading your laundry room, focus on enhancing storage and organisation to keep everything tidy and easily accessible.
Wall-mounted cabinets, shelves, and baskets are excellent storage solutions for laundry supplies and equipment. They not only keep things organised but also free up valuable floor space. Consider installing custom-built laundry room closets for more storage potential.
Sorting solutions for clean and dirty laundry are essential for keeping things in order. Implement separate hampers or bins for different types of laundry to make sorting a breeze.
Innovative ideas, such as wall hooks for an ironing board and drying racks, can save space and add convenience. Make use of every available nook and cranny to store cleaning supplies (such as laundry detergent, bleach etc), hampers, and ironing accessories efficiently.
By enhancing storage and organisation in your laundry room, you’ll create a clutter-free and efficient space that simplifies your laundry tasks and keeps your laundry area looking stylish and trendy.
Practical Countertop and Sink Options
When considering trendy laundry room upgrades, don’t overlook the importance of practical countertop and sink options. A functional countertop provides a dedicated space for folding clothes, sorting laundry, or holding laundry baskets.
Choosing the right countertop material is essential for durability and aesthetics. Quartz countertops offer a sleek and modern look while being highly resistant to stains and scratches.
Laminate countertops are cost-effective and come in various designs, imitating the appearance of more expensive materials. Butcher block countertops bring a warm and natural feel to the laundry room.
Incorporating a deep sink in your laundry room brings added versatility. Use it for hand washing delicate fabrics, pre-soaking stained clothes, or even bathing pets. A utility sink with a high-quality faucet will make these tasks more manageable and efficient.
By investing in practical countertop and sink options, you’ll elevate the functionality and style of your laundry room, making it a pleasant and functional space to tackle your laundry chores.
Smart Home Laundry Room Appliances
Allow laundry room inspiration to take you to … the future! Okay, not really. Smart appliances are the present, and you can embrace them in the laundry.
Enhanced performance can be achieved through smart household appliances like washing machines and dryers.
Modern washers from the likes of Samsung and LG save money and time with smart AI settings. You can enjoy a personalised washing experience that is intuitive and efficient. That means smartphone controls from anywhere and tailored washing and drying settings.
Improved water efficiency and energy efficiency will also lower your annual expenses and bills. That means stress-free enjoyment of a classy, modern laundry room.
Interest Free** Laundry Room Upgrade
If you’re consider a laundry room upgrade, look no further than the plumbing experts at Plumber Near Me. When you need plumbing expertise or even a dryer installation, give us a call (we have access to electricians, if needed).
If you’re worried about finances, we’ve got you covered. Plumber Near Me offers a range of interest free** payment options for eligible customers. Your plumber can take you through the simple application process on site and approval usually takes only a few minutes.
You can select a payment plan with one of our providers – Zip or Humm – and then enjoy the convenience of making weekly, fortnightly or monthly instalments, depending on your choice of plan. Some plans even accept a $0 deposit, which means you pay nothing upfront.
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