6 Ways to Nail Your Laundry Design Through Custom Joinery
The laundry is one of the most-used rooms in the house, and yet so many of us hate spending time there because our laundries aren’t designed with functionality or ease of use in mind.
Whether it feels small and cramped, there’s no storage or you hate that its design looks completely separate from the rest of your house, there’s one solution that can make your laundry a much more enjoyable space to be in – custom joinery.
Custom joinery in Sydney is so much more than just cabinetry. Here are six ways that joinery can transform your laundry design.
1. Open shelving
As such a functional space, having easy access to everything you need in the laundry is essential. That’s why open shelving is a great solution, as it not only makes great use of vertical space but also lets you see everything at a glance.
Open shelving also allows you to mix form and function, injecting colour and warmth through the addition of things like potted plants or soft textiles. Laundries can tend to feel sterile and cold, so these small touches are an easy way to add personality without sacrificing valuable bench space.
2. Hanging rack
Another way to reclaim some space in your laundry with custom joinery in Sydney is by installing a hanging rack beneath your upper cabinetry.
Perfect for drying delicates or keeping things off the bench (or floor), a hanging rack is an element you may not have thought to include in your laundry.
Due to their nature, laundries are one of the worst culprits when it comes to accumulating mould in the home. A thoughtful ventilation system can help to minimise moisture retention in the space.
A door to the outside with glass louvre panels not only provides functional access to and from the laundry but also allows you to control how much light and air flows through the room. This can be great for drying and airing clothes.
4. A deep sink
While most laundries have some sort of sink, they’re often small and impractical. A deep trough-style sink with a pull-out tap is helpful for a range of purposes, from pre-soaking clothes to even washing the dog.
An undermount sink will maximise your bench space, but you’ll need to chat to a specialist in custom joinery in Sydney as this isn’t feasible for all bench materials.
5. A space for ironing
Ironing boards can take up more space than you may initially realise, and need a lot of standing room to set up and pack down.
Concealing your ironing board in a recessed cabinet, creating a custom-built ironing shelf that rolls out from beneath your bench, or implementing your ironing board as part of your washing machine and dryer cabinetry are all solutions that make ironing easier, and give you back valuable space in the laundry.
6. Cohesive joinery through the home
As laundries make up one of three ‘wet rooms’ in the home, matching your custom joinery with the kitchen and bathroom can make for a cohesive overall design.
Matching joinery can be a cost-saving measure as well if you’re updating multiple areas of the home at once.
Cohesive joinery doesn’t always have to be the same, though. You could opt for a lighter tone of the same material for your cupboards, or have completely different cabinetry but use the same benchtop. These references will help to make these rooms feel connected without being carbon copies of one another.