By Roelf Nel

The Laundry Room

The laundry room is the new bathroom, an essential room, the workhorse space in our homes that gets used every day.  The only purpose is not just washing clothes, but also as a craft room, kitchen pantry and maybe even an office?

So should this room just look functional or can you create a stylish room and a happy space?

  • The laundry room is the perfect place to take a style risk with a bolder hue than you might choose for a kitchen appliance. Have fun with it. Go beyond basic white and indulge in a bright red, orange, or blue washer and dryer set. The splash of colour will make the room more inviting, and doing laundry won’t seem quite so tedious. Alternatively, stick to white or metallic appliances and add colour to the walls using wallpaper and colourful paint.
  • To save on space, use stacking kits to safely attach your front-loading washer and dryer. You’ll free up space for other laundry essentials like a folding table, ironing board or a drying rack.
  • Have a dedicated cabinet or cupboard to house laundry detergents and supplies, so that they are easy to get to when needed. Include a cabinet that allows you to fold down or pull-out the ironing board.
  • Cut down on ironing by installing a hanging rack or rail – or even hooks – where freshly dried washing can be hung to prevent creasing.
  • Create a cool environment using backsplash and floor tiles.
  • One last thing to consider is if you have enough light in your laundry room. It’s preferably that you have at least one window for natural lighting. If that’s not enough you should consider installing under cabinet lighting.

Change the wash days to fun days by creating a room that inspires work.


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