Today, labour-saving devices have made the laundry an embarrassment, relegated to hall cupboards and the corners of garages. We look at the latest ideas on beautifying and organising your laundry space.
This neat corner laundry unit would be great if you have space for it – and good ventilation. Because laundries have almost become after-thoughts in modern home design, people often forget that washing machines and dryers give off lots of warm, moist air – which mould and bacteria love.
The perfect laundry space needs plenty of light and air to keep mould at bay. If you have the space for a laundry room, we at Pzazz Building can help you turn it into a functional yet aesthetically pleasing environment like this. But if you think the space would be better used as another bedroom, home office or studio, let us help you make the transformation and find alternatives for your laundry.
Because kitchens must also be well-lit and -ventilated, your kitchen can be a good alternative place to locate your laundry. This one even has a pull-out ironing board so you can catch up with a spot of ironing while you’re cooking. But you’ll need to have space and having all those appliances on display in the kitchen isn’t such a good look.
So hide them! This is the same space, but with the washer and dryer artfully concealed in the kitchen cabinets.
There’s only one problem with the new super-compact integrated laundries – they don’t have the space for a tub for washing clothes or a bench for sorting and folding them. That’s where a concealed alcove in your kitchen can be handy, as the photo below shows.
Unobtrusively hidden behind bifold doors, this mini-laundry has room for everything you need.
From a functional point of view, bathrooms and laundries can work well together, too. But if the idea of looking out from your shower or bath at your washing machine doesn’t appeal, we recommend creating a semi-concealed space for the laundry. This one is particularly smart because the slats in the wooden doors hide the tub and appliances, but allow air to pass through freely so you don’t have to open the doors while using them.
Need a handy spot for your laundry basket but don’t want to air your dirty laundry? Try hiding the baskets away in an elegant cabinet like this.
Join the revolution to free laundries from corners and cupboards! Let us help you return your laundry to its rightful place in the world – as an integral part of your home’s style and décor. Call us now for a free In Home Consultation with your local Pzazz Builder.