Dream Laundries & Waterproof Flooring

Dream Laundries & Waterproof Flooring
By Resident Stylist, Annalese Hay

The usually forgotten room, banished to the again of the home, door completely closed to cover the catastrophe that can doubtless await inside. Sound acquainted? So many laundries don’t obtain the identical adorning brush as the remainder of the house, the place an unstated rule applies- it’s a waste of cash to splash the money on making this utilitarian house fairly. I couldn’t disagree extra!


Not too long ago styling this lovely house in nation Victoria, I used to be confronted with fast laundry envy. This huge laundry was a celebration of sunshine, supplies and house. Straight off the entrance door like an Aussie model of a mudroom, the laundry was blessed with views of rolling hills and an abundance of storage. What a dream (to somebody with a “European” laundry- learn: cabinet). 


As I styled the house for the shoot, I realised it actually didn’t want my assist. The explanation for this, after all, was the gorgeous flooring which flowed from the entry and residing, straight into the laundry. It was simply as necessary as the remainder of the house. With waterproof exhausting flooring choices reminiscent of Hybrid and plenty of forms of Laminates and Vinyl to decide on from- why not deal with your laundry like a spot you need to spend time in?

marrakesh 111 rug in a laundry

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Characteristic Rug- Marrakesh 111 White Runner

Different design suggestions for a dreamy laundry:

  • If the price range permits, attempt to preserve the identical supplies and finishes from different areas of the house (reminiscent of lavatory vainness bench tops, tiles and cabinetry colors). This creates an enviable stream by the areas which you’ll be able to be proud to indicate off!


  • If the price range doesn’t stretch to keep up the identical supplies, attempt to discover as related as possible- and if you happen to can, hold one key function. It may very well be the benchtop materials or splashback tile for instance. Having the identical door {hardware} is one other refined contact to counsel the identical scheme runs all through.


  • For those who’re designing your laundry from scratch, actually take into consideration the storage required for what you wish to use this house for. The performance of an area is immediately correlated to how a lot you’ll take pleasure in being in right here. Do you wish to fold and type the washing within the laundry? Do you need to have the soiled garments baskets within the laundry? Will this be the “drop off” house to dump faculty luggage and sneakers when coming inside? Will you employ the laundry to retailer different items (reminiscent of extra kitchen items, sporting tools and so on.?). Consider every part you need to retailer on this house and design accordingly. There are good storage options too, reminiscent of pull out drawer techniques to accommodate garments baskets for instance. A spot for every part!


  • All the time take into consideration the tools used on this house now and what you would possibly use sooner or later. Will the house accommodate future washer or dryer purchases? Are there sufficient energy factors to plug within the iron and different objects you would possibly use right here? Is there satisfactory house for a laundry sink (if yes- get one!).


  • Don’t neglect equipment. Laundries are the right place for open cabinets with wicker baskets, indoor vegetation and small artworks which mirror the vibe of the remainder of the home- have enjoyable with it!


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