Lust-have laundries

Large or small, splash out on a laun­dry that’s big on func­tion with­out com­pro­mis­ing style!

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - June Contents -

whether it lies con­cealed be­hind a cup­board or has a whole ded­i­cated room, it’s es­sen­tial your laun­dry ticks all the boxes when it comes to be­ing prac­ti­cal and func­tional. An at­trac­tive and well thought out de­sign will en­sure do­ing your laun­dry is a plea­sure, not a chore! SMALL BUT PER­FECTLY FORMED! If your laun­dry zone is hid­ing be­hind a pair of doors, it can still be bril­liantly or­gan­ised. A cus­tomised ap­proach will see you op­ti­mise ev­ery sin­gle avail­able cen­time­tre of space: stacked ap­pli­ances with a pull-out sort­ing ta­ble, sink with over­head hang­ing rod and shelv­ing for overflow stor­age. Just make sure that there’s room for eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble laun­dry prod­ucts and also some­where to stash your dirty linen bas­ket.

Leave suf­fi­cient room be­tween spout and sink for fill­ing vases or buck­ets with ease

Keep a small stool or a smart steplad­der on hand to ac­cess stor­age up high. A farm­house-style sink goes hand-in­hand with coun­try-style cab­i­netry. Go for an over­sized sink to cope with ma­jor clean­ing jobs and stick to your theme with wall-mounted, pe­riod-style tap­ware. Try Taub­mans Week­ender for cab­i­netry. Old English tap­ware A51.06.V2 in choice of fin­ishes (in­clud­ing chrome, brushed plat­inum, brass and nickel), as­trawalker.com.au Al­low open shelv­ing for quick ac­cess to laun­dry bas­kets. A util­ity room it may be, but there’s no law against it be­ing dec­o­ra­tive! Plan your laun­dry as you would your kitchen – with am­ple stor­age. If you can, add a tall cab­i­net for your iron­ing board, vac­uum cleaner, bucket and mop. No need to bend or stretch! El­e­vate your washer and dryer with a side-by-side raised combo. Opt for hand­made rus­tic Span­ish tiles for your splash­back to com­ple­ment the room’s coun­try styling.

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