A busy, overcrowded and tiny laundry gets a new lease of life with a retro/industrial makeover.
A clever redesign utilises all the room in a teeny weeny laundry, improving storage and access to the backyard.
THIS NARROW LITTLE laundry, which has the home’s only backyard entry, really needed transforming. The massive top-loading washing machine was dumped, but the old concrete tub became the basis of Barry Du Bois’ retro design, which utilised every bit of space. A dryer was stacked above a new front-loader, while an open shelf below made room for several washing baskets. Spacious cupboards were built from Kaboodle flatpacks from Bunnings, then a sheet of MDF lining adhered to the wall and painted black. An industrial shelf was created from piping and offcuts from a new timber workbench. Drying racks were hung above the tub, and a clever toolbox was hidden behind the back door.
Now there’s really room to move!
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Room to move Thanks to its clever redesign, the little laundry is now far more practical and seems spacious. No easy access Everyone had to squeeze past machines and washing stuff to reach the backyard.
Hey, good lookin’ It’s a pleasure to wander through the new attractive and streamlined room and head outdoors.
Smart move Elevating a frontloading washing machine enables easy access on wash day and creates useful space beneath for laundry baskets.
A place for all There’s room for both big and small items above, on and below the new timber benchtop.
Full to the brim
The tiny room was dominated by a huge washing machine and big old concrete tub.
A handy custom-built vertical toolbox fits into the area behind the back door.