MAK­ING SPACE

A busy, over­crowded and tiny laun­dry gets a new lease of life with a retro/in­dus­trial makeover.

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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.

Space saver

A handy cus­tom-built ver­ti­cal tool­box fits into the area be­hind the back door.

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