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Designing a Multi Functioning Laundry Space-Nuts and Bolts

Designing a Multi Functioning Laundry Space-Nuts and Bolts

Our Interior Designer Angela from Interior Solutions Brisbane is joining us this week with some handy tips on designing a multi functioning laundry space. If you are planning on designing your laundry any time soon, then these tips are essential.

Designing a multi-function Laundry Space
Two projects I’m currently working on involve the redesign of the laundry space to create a multi functioning space. In the past laundries were given a dedicated space within the home, often these spaces were uninviting, large dark rooms with direct access to the exterior of the home, which make ideal Laundry/Mudrooms or Laundry/Bathrooms.
When designing a combined Laundry/Mudroom or Laundry/Bathroom I tend not to merge the 2 areas as one but give each area their own identity within the room.
Laundry/Mudroom under construction

In this design I’m using the same cabinetry but the mudroom locker bay will have painted VJ boards on the back wall, with bag hooks & upholstered seat cushion in a grey & white striped outdoor fabric.

2 hook unit

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Laundry/Bathroom Design under construction

In this design the brief was to reduce the size of the laundry area & increase the bathroom size. In this space I will be using a wallpaper from Thibaut called Laudrette on the back wall behind the washing machine & white floating shelves. A bench top will run along the top of the washing machine & a drying rack positioned above. An Indoor/Outdoor rug from Dash & Albert will be used to co-ordinate with the wallpaper & to add texture & colour. Vanity cabinet will be white gloss & matching benchtop, wall tiles will be white gloss subway with a white floor tile.





Hopefully these ideas will give you inspiration for your own projects. Have fun as always, Angela x

Great advice Angela, thank you. I especially love the floor tiles in the laundry mudroom. Angela is available for consultations via her website or Instagram

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Nicole xxx

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  1. You don’t realize how unfunctional your laundry is until you have a family and spend a lot of time in it. I love the idea of the laundry having two purposes… providing you have the space to do it.

    1. This is so true Bec! I have always had wonderful laundries until my current one that is awaiting renovation, and only now do I see the value in good design.

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