Things to Consider When Renovating Your Laundry
For most homeowners the laundry is the last room to get the makeover treatment, with other rooms understandably taking precedent. Once you do get to the laundry however it is worth investing just as much time as you would with a kitchen or bedroom, because getting it right will make your life easier. This is very much a functional room so getting the right laundry tub, fittings and general theme is important. There are some fundamental aspects that you need to consider when renovating the laundry, and here is where you should focus during the planning stage.
Most laundry rooms have outside access which is great for making sure that the room is well ventilated. If however you do not have outdoor access, you’ll need to think about how you are going to ventilate the space and stop it from getting humid and damp. This may mean you have to think about fitting windows or adding an extractor fan into the wall.
Not everyone counts on a laundry room with plenty of space, but that doesn’t mean that you still can’t make it look great. You can save space with a corner or freestanding laundry sink for example, stack the washer and dryer on top of each other or use high shelving for storage and open up more space on the floor area. No matter how much time or money you spend on the renovation, if you haven’t tried to create the feeling of space then this room will always feel cramped.
Focus on Storage
The key to making sure that this laundry room looks and feels great is making sure that everything has a place. The best approach is to think about what you need in the laundry room, from products to items you plan to store. Once you have a clear idea as to what will be in your laundry room, you can then start to make a plan for where everything will live. This organisation will not only prevent the room from getting cluttered, it will also make working in the room so much easier.
What Do You Need From Your Taps?
The laundry taps will probably require a bit more consideration than in the kitchen and bathroom, because it is likely you’ll need a little more flexibility. The sink can be used for pre-washing clothes, hosing off boots or dogs or even steeping. Given this you may find that it is best to have traditional taps installed as well as a flexible hose. The last thing you want is to invest in a renovation and find that you have to change or add things later, so think about how exactly you use your laundry when planning which laundry taps are right for you.
And finally it is important to remember that whilst this space may be for function above everything else, you should still aim to make it look great. Once you have explored the fundamentals of the design, start thinking about some great looking aesthetic ideas. You really can have some fun with the style in the laundry space, in order to brighten up an otherwise dull room.
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