Updated: Jan 10
Even if doing laundry is your least favourite task, there's a chance you still spend quite a bit of time in the laundry room every week. Having a well-designed laundry room can really help make all that sorting, washing, and folding feel effortless, so it's really worth taking the time to design this space properly. When planning your laundry renovation, consider these 5 mistakes to avoid:
1 | Not enough storage or the wrong type of storage
Before you start designing your laundry joinery, I would suggest to think about what types of things you need to store and what type of storage suits that best. This will help you ensure you have the right balance of broom cupboard space, linen cupboard space, cupboards, drawers and open shelves.
2 | Not considering drying racks
Unless you like to dry everything in a dryer, you will need some sort of drying rack within your home. Instead of using bulky fold out ones that take up so much space, we recommend to try to integrate it into your joinery. A long rail under your overheads is a neat and simple way to do this.
3 | Forgetting about your vacuum
If you have a stick vacuum or a robot vacuum that needs to be charged, it's important to consider where the best spot for this would be in the laundry and ensure you have a power point handy. For stick vacuums, I like to put a power point inside the broom cupboard so that it can be hidden from view whilst charging.
4 | Not considering your pet's needs
If you have a pet, there's a chance that they have their bed, food, litter tray and/or bath in the laundry. When planning your laundry floor plan and joinery, it's therefore important to consider where your pet's items will go. If you have a small pet that you like to bathe in the laundry sink, it is also important to ensure the sink is large enough and in a convenient location for this task.
5 | Not having enough light
Like in any other task area, it's important to have bright even lighting in a laundry. A combination of LED downlights, LED strips under overheads and natural light will help to make sure you can easily see everything at any time of the day or night.
I hope my tips and tricks have been helpful! If you want to find out more about how to make your laundry work for you and your family, you can get in contact with us using the link below:
Have a wonderful week!