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How To Design A Laundry-Home Improvement Thursday

How To Design A Laundry-Home Improvement Thursday

Looking at pretty pictures of laundries like we did on Monday is one thing, but designing a functional space is another. It doesn’t take much to design a laundry, and these 5 tips will see you well on your way.

5 Tips To Help Design A Laundry For Your Home

How to design a laundry

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One. Make a List Of What Is Going Into Your Laundry

You can design the perfect laundry space and then realise you’ve forgotten about that pesky ironing board. Start with a list of all the things you’re likely to want in your laundry, from the washing machine to the ironing board and all those cleaning products in between. This list will make the eventual planning really thorough.

Two. Take a Little Time To Think About How You Will Use Your Laundry

I am the kind of person who loves to keep all the washing in the laundry, from the dirty clothes, to the folding and the ironing. I like to be able to do it all in the one spot. Clearly then I will need plenty of bench space to put the folding on, and a built in ironing board will certainly help. But you might be someone who prefers to do the folding and ironing in the lounge room, therefor a smaller space will work just fine.

Three. Position Your Laundry

I like to be able to head straight out of the laundry to the clothes line, so placing it near a door makes sense. Will your space be used like a mudroom as well? Then you’ll want the door to be close to where you enter the house. To help keep plumbing costs down, keep your laundry close to the bathroom. When the plumbing is keep in the one area, you avoid the need to run potentially expensive pipes all over the place.

Four. Play With The Layout

Try drawing up the layout of your laundry a few different ways until your happy with the flow. It makes sense to keep the washing machine and dryer together, and the sink nearby, but there are plenty of other decisions to make that can be moved to suit your needs. If you struggle with understanding space like I do, try putting masking tape on the floor to represent the walls, benches etc. this really works to help get an understanding of a space.

Five. Go For It

As I always say, have fun! I don’t think there are any real rules you can break, if you are happy with the space, you’ve created the perfect design. We all live so individually, do what is right for you.

How do you use your laundry? Are you an ironer like me?

Last week we had Charlene from Teacher by Trade, Mother by Nature give us her 10 Cleaning and Organising tips. How many on this list of 10 do you follow?

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8 Comments

  1. Our laundry isn’t completely functional (no bench space whatsoever) but I work with it. I would like to add shelves one day so I can put baskets above the washing machine and not on it.

    1. Shelves would be a great addition Bec.

  2. Great tips! Our laundry is between the kitchen and bathroom (it is a thoroughfare to the toilet, so I have to keep it clear)…it’s small in size and doesn’t have any bench space – something I plan to do in the next few months (thanks to your previous Laundry post). I want it to be a happy place, somewhere I don’t feel blah when I am doing the laundry. I am not an ironer but I do own an iron and a board 🙂
    oh and Thank you so much for featuring my post! I have had a lot of great feedback/comments since I published it.

    1. I agree, the laundry should be a comfortable space, the job itself is a yucky one, we need beautiful and functional surrounds to do it in. Thank you for your continued support! 🙂

  3. Excellent post for anyone who intends to do DIY remodeling for their laundry room, thanks for taking the time to share these details with us. There is plenty of useful information for anyone looking to improve their laundry room.

  4. This is very helpful to all mothers out there who find it hard where to place their laundry area. With the right arrangements of these things, you can now comfortable use your laundry. Arranging and putting everything on its right places will do the trick.

  5. I appreciate that

  6. This is great. Thank you for sharing these tips.

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