Although a laundry renovation might not add all that much value to your property, this room is the workhouse of the home and many a person can attest to the benefits of a well-planned space. A good laundry is a calm, functional and multi-purpose space that takes the stress out of washing and other chores. Clever storage, energy-efficient appliances and beautiful design will take your laundry to the next level. We’ve pulled together the laundry trends that are currently taking over Instagram to inspire your next reno or re-decoration.
A European laundry is tucked away inside a cupboard or other small space and usually hidden behind bifold or pocket doors. The space-saving laundry trend is great for small homes and other properties short of square-meterage. A European laundry should have a washing machine, a dryer, some sort of storage space and a laundry tub or wash trough. In some cases, these space-savers also incorporate a broom closet, space to store an ironing board and even some bench space.
A mudroom us a mostly European and American trend towards having a small space between the entrance to your house and the living area to collect the debris of every-day living – such as keys, bags, coats, hats and boots – and to literally avoid having mud tracked through the house. Here in Australia the mudroom trend is taking off, and most often incorporates the laundry. A mudroom laundry will have all the space for the functional aspects a laundry requires - such as appliances, storage and bench space - while also supplying additional storage and organisation space for things like school bags, coats, shoes and other paraphernalia.
A statement laundry is one that elevates this humble workspace beyond the realms of necessary chores to new heights of style and glamour. Statement laundries are often painted or tiled in bold colour schemes, with trendy fixtures, fittings and genius storage ideas. These types of laundries generally require more space to achieve the luxurious style statement they’re known for.
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