WahroongaTransitional Laundry Room, Sydney
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15. Powder blue. Sydney, NSWDesigner: Milestone Building
Tip 16: Design your laundry to suit your home styleThis pretty blue laundry in a restored 1930s home in Wahroonga, Sydney, is a calming space with cabinetry designed to fit in with the style and era of the home. Your laundry should be given equal importance to your kitchen and bathrooms, and not seen as an afterthought. Use a designer to help you maximise space and create a functional and beautiful laundry that you will enjoy spending time in.Find interior designers and decorators on Houzz
LaundryClean ceiling vents, lights, and switches. Dust behind and under your washing machine and dryer. Clean your dryer vent and inside your washing machine. “To refresh your washing machine, clean out the filters, then run a normal hot cycle. Place half a cup of bicarbonate soda and two cups of vinegar [into the detergent tray] before letting the cycle run as usual,” West says.Clean windows and blinds with warm soapy water, and wash the floor to complete the job.
2. Location: Wahroonga, NSWWhy we love it: With oodles of natural light, soft-blue cabinetry and luxurious marble benchtops, this laundry in a renovated 1930s family home on Sydney’s north shore is pretty enough to make doing the laundry a pleasure. Well, almost.
In the laundryA laundry room is the perfect place to put kitchen cabinets to use. Incorporate some base cabinets with a benchtop above to create work space and somewhere to position a laundry sink. Then add some overhead cabinets with doors to store laundry detergent and other cleaning products out of reach of little hands. Consider adding a couple of open shelves as well, to store pretty baskets of clothes pegs, cleaning brushes and other odds and ends. If space permits, incorporate tall cabinets. A pantry cupboard can be used to store brooms, mops and even a vacuum, or could make a perfect linen cupboard. If the laundry is close to the kitchen, consider using the same cabinet fronts here to create a sense of continuity. Where kitchen cabinet doors have detailing on the front or a painted finish, consider using a more cost-effective alternative in the laundry. Flat doors made from laminated board in the same, or a complementary, colour could work.
8. Do a few loads of laundryThere’s something oddly satisfying about having the last load you washed dry by the time you’re ready to hang out the next load. No really, give it a try and tell me I’m wrong.See more incredible laundry spaces
11. Luxe laundry room topperA marble benchtop or folding station in the laundry room is an unexpected surprise that can elevate your everyday chores. Why not make laundry day more beautiful?TELL US Are you a fan of marble? Where would you love to use it in your home? Share your thoughts in the Comments.MOREFind a stone and marble supplier in your area