The inclusions every laundry should have

The inclusions every laundry should have

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When it comes to designing your laundry, we’ve consolidated some essential and unexpected elements to include.

A trough to suit your household needs

A deep trough or a double trough takes functionality to a whole new level, providing ample space for washing and soaking clothes. Delicate items can be handwashed comfortably, and stubborn stains can be treated effectively. Opting for a double trough such as the Memo Harper 1 ¾ Butlers Sink, it allows for simultaneous rinsing and soaking, streamlining your laundry routine. Whether it's for handwashing, pre-soaking, or treating stains, a deep or double trough offers versatility and convenience. We recommend the Memo Hugo Extended Single Bowl as it can be installed inset or undermount for versatile options in your laundry space, or the Posh Domaine Trough, which is our deepest and most durable.

Direct access from outdoors

If you have pets or live in an area prone to muddy conditions, planning your home layout to have direct access from outdoors to your laundry room can be a game-changer. This feature allows all the muddy paws and feet to come straight into the laundry, preventing dirt and grime from spreading throughout the house. Installing a separate entrance or a mudroom-style door will help keep your living spaces cleaner and minimise the hassle of cleaning up after outdoor family adventures and hanging your laundry out.

A space for your furry friend to be washed

For those with furry friends, a dedicated dog-care station can be a fantastic addition to the laundry room. If space permits, consider incorporating a built-in kennel for your dog to have a cozy resting spot. Handheld showers or pet-friendly wash basins can make bathing your furry companion a breeze, like the Kado Era handshower pictured in the laundry below. Having a designated area for your dog's needs within the laundry room ensures their comfort and your convenience, making it easier and more hygienic without the mess spilling into other areas of the house.

Make sure form meets function

While functionality is key, don't overlook the importance of design in your laundry room. Consider incorporating elements that give the space form as well as function. Think about the context of your home and how you can create a cohesive look between the laundry room and other areas. For instance, you can match the tapware finish or shape to that of your bathroom or kitchen, use matching tiles, or maintain a similar colour palette. By doing so, you'll create a visually pleasing laundry room that seamlessly blends with the overall aesthetic of your home. Need help finding a style that suits you? Get inspired by these 5 trends paving the way for Australian design.

Storage, storage, and more storage!

Storage is always a crucial aspect of laundry room design (or any room design!). Consider ways to maximise storage options to keep your laundry room organised and clutter-free. If you have sufficient space, include a tall storage cupboard specifically designed to house your ironing board, vacuum, brooms, and mops. This will keep these items easily accessible yet neatly stored away when not in use. Additionally, maximise overhead and under-counter storage to create ample space for cleaning supplies, linens, and towels. By prioritising storage solutions, you can ensure that everything has its place, leading to a more efficient laundry routine.

So you see, when designing your laundry room, it’s important to think beyond the basics and consider the unexpected additions that can make a big difference to your everyday life! It’s important to think about how your household operates, and prioritse inclusions based on what is going to help streamline your laundry experience.