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Laundry Storage Ideas – Making The Most Of This Underutilised Space
Doing laundry is a necessary (and seemingly unending) part of life, but it doesn’t have to take over your home. Clever laundry storage ideas don’t just make doing the washing simpler; a well-designed laundry can turn this space into an organiser’s paradise – keeping other areas of your home clear of clutter.
Having a well designed, well-organised and fully equipped laundry space makes life that little bit easier - and keeps the laundry pile from creeping out into other rooms of the house. To re-think your laundry space with storage in mind, here are a few of our top design tips.
Keep it simple with smart storage design
If your laundry room is small, you will want to make the best possible use of the space you have available to store the necessary laundry supplies and paraphernalia. You’ll also need to think about how to best utilise certain areas of the room for multiple purposes. Looking up instead of looking out is a great way to maximise the storage space you have, and keeping things simple will help your space to appear less cluttered.
Vertical space for storage
Incorporating storage into as much wall space as possible will definitely help you get the best possible use out of your laundry. Wall-mounted cabinets specially designed for the space, as well as open shelves, can provide all of the extra storage you need. Building cupboards around your pipes to hide unsightly plumbing is a clever way to make your laundry look very smart.
Another storage idea that incorporates vertical space is installing a stackable washer and dryer. This leaves space free so you can add cabinets or shelving, as well as wall-mounted ironing boards and drop-down drying racks or tables. It also leaves floor space free, which will make your laundry feel less cluttered.
Look up, look down
White goods usually dominate the laundry space, so take a step back and look around them - is there room for a clever shelving design above or below your appliances? If you have a front loading washer and dryer, adding a bench top above them creates a space for folding clothes, storing laundry powder or resting a laundry basket. Installing a clothing rod above the bench can provide room for you to hang clothing or other laundry items. There's a wide range of slimline cabinetry and innovative shelving available to optimise the use of these small spaces in the home.
Large laundry spaces
Tiny kitchen, massive laundry? If you purchased an older house, your laundry may be a “lean to”. If you live in an old house, you may have a spacious laundry (often with high ceilings and plenty of lovely light) attached to your smallish home. This is where you can create real magic. You might consider enclosing all your appliances into a cupboard allowing the additional room to be utilised for another purpose. Creating an office, dining room, reading room or play room in the unused space will add massive value and liveability to a small home. Converting a laundry using clever design and cabinetry isn’t as difficult or as expensive as you may think.
For help in maximising the functionality of your laundry room, check out the cabinet making and custom designed furniture at Adina Designed Interiors . Our original designs in furniture, cabinets and shelving are ideal for making the best use of difficult spaces.
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