Find out how to choose the right space, finishes, appliances and accessories for your laundry room
The first thing you need to think about when choosing a location for your laundry room is how you will connect the machine. The best option is to use the bathroom where there are two. It is also possible to have a washing area in the pantry if it is in close proximity to the utility lines, but this needs to be agreed. Another option is to put the washing and ironing area in the bathroom itself, either by dividing the space with a partition or hiding all the necessary appliances in the cabinet. In addition to access to water, the laundry room must be well ventilated, especially if the room is used for drying laundry, and lit.
As in the bathroom or kitchen, durable materials that can withstand high humidity should be used for the laundry room. Porcelain stoneware, tiles, natural stone and water-resistant paint are ideal.
The first thing to do is to find space for the washer and dryer. They should be placed one above the other to save space. A folding tumble dryer can also be built into a cupboard or drawer for the same purpose. An ironing board, which can be hidden in one of the drawers, also comes in handy in the laundry room.
Furniture and accessories
Storage is an important part of the laundry room arrangement. It is important to have enough cupboards, shelves and drawers for laundry and clothes. In addition, the laundry room is often used to store utensils and you need to find space for them as well. And don’t forget baskets and bins – they make it easier to keep things tidy.
A solution for small spaces
If you don’t have enough space for a full laundry room, you can hide the washing machine in a cabinet in the bathroom and install a folding laundry rack and some shelves above it. It is best to choose sliding doors and make a hole in the front so that moisture doesn’t accumulate inside.