The laundry may be a primarily practical space where our dreaded chores are done, but there is no reason why it can't be both functional and stylish. If done right, your laundry can be a place of beauty – where storage is paramount, everything has a place, and you can find true domestic happiness – look out, your dream laundry might even make washing enjoyable!
Your laundry is the engine room of your home, and any parent will know how important it is to get it right. After all, between washing, ironing and the rest, we do spend a lot of time in there. A great laundry should be practical and make life easier, as well as being an inviting, beautiful space.
With so many incredible laundry design ideas out there, your laundry doesn’t have to look like the hardest working room in your home.
The most important things to consider when planning your laundry are the layout and storage. Think about how you want the space to function and what you need include in the room. You’ll need to find a home for your appliances, a laundry trough, plenty of storage, and space for the little things like the ironing board and laundry basket.
When it comes to storage, there are some seriously clever laundry design ideas that are worth considering. Incorporating overhead cabinets, a hidden pull-out laundry hamper, a tall cabinet to store the ironing board and even a hanging rail for clothes can make a huge difference to your laundry. These handy solutions give you easy access to the things you need, but also make it easy to hide them away!
A workable bench is also critical if you plan to fold washing in your laundry, so try and include as much bench space as you can.
Other important laundry design ideas to consider include lighting and access to fresh air and ventilation. If you are planning to hang your wet washing in there, you’ll want to ensure adequate air flow in the space. The location of the laundry within the house may also be important to you. Some of our homes have the laundry closely positioned next to the garage so it can double as a mud room for dirty shoes and wet jackets in the cooler months.
Be inspired by our collection of laundry design ideas – we promise you will secretly love washing day in your new Dennis Family Home!