The laundry area in a home is often neglected. Most of the time, it’s that tiny space in the house that obviously wasn’t given much thought—throw in the washing machine, a few hampers and some storage to store detergents, and that’s it. But have you seen the many beautiful laundry rooms today? Don’t they inspire you to make your laundry room appealing as well?
After all, it’s only a tiny space, which means you don’t need to worry about the cost so much. Even if you choose to have it renovated, the space isn’t big enough to cost you a lot of money.
Furthermore, if you have no plans to move to a new house, you can definitely benefit from a beautiful and more functional laundry space. Here are some things to consider to upgrade that laundry area:
Your laundry room must be well-ventilated; otherwise, the steam in the laundry can make the area a breeding ground for mould and mildew, as well as other bacteria that may be harmful to your health. Moreover, these issues may even compromise the structure of your property.
So, one of the things to consider when you plan to upgrade your laundry room is the ventilation.
Do you want to save more space in your laundry area? If you do, consider stacking your appliances. You can always stack a dryer on top of your washing machine, and by doing so, you get to save a lot of space.
Keep in mind: when stacking appliances, have a stacking kit to ensure they’re secure and reduce vibration noise. A stacking kit can also provide you with a pull-out bench space!
You don’t want your detergents and other cleaning supplies to clutter counter spaces in your laundry area. That’s why you need to consider the storage capacity of the room.
Consider putting up a customised cupboard where you can store not only your laundry essentials, but also other cleaning materials you use for the home as well.
If you have a stacking kit, you probably don’t need to worry about it. On the other hand, if you don’t want to stack your appliances, then you need to consider adding a bench space. A bench space isn’t actually something you can sit on, but instead, it can keep things tidy, especially if you don’t immediately sort out dry pieces of clothing right away. It’s best to have a bench space that can fit up to two washing baskets and is high enough to fit your appliances underneath.
There’s only so little you can do for your laundry area, especially if you have a tiny space. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t make it look pleasant and functional. Consider these things when you’re planning to improve your laundry area, and from there, you can transform the space into something much better that you will definitely be proud of. You might not realise this, but this is an added value to your property.
Askin Cabinets offers custom cabinets in Queensland you can use for your laundry area. We are expert cabinet makers, and we design, manufacture and install them for any area in your home. Contact us today!