MONOCHROME

Your Home and Garden - - Reno -

BACK­GROUND We wanted enough space so we could do any­thing laun­dry-re­lated in the laun­dry in­stead of tak­ing it around the house to sort and fold. I hate piles of wash­ing in my liv­ing room! Be­ing able to wash, dry, fold, hang, iron and store all in one laun­dry was key!

HOW LONG DID THE PRO­JECT TAKE? About four weeks.

HOW DID YOU DE­CIDE ON YOUR COLOUR PAL­ETTE AND MA­TE­RI­ALS?

Our house has a very sim­ple colour pal­ette through­out: nat­u­ral tim­ber, black and white. Be­ing a laun­dry, I kept the tim­ber out of it and kept it fairly monochrome. Black geo­met­ric tiles are time­less and pro­vide a nice con­trast to the white bench and cab­i­nets. At the last minute we de­cided to paint the back wall a sub­tle grey to break up the monochrome, which works in well with the con­crete floor tiles.

ANY TIPS?

I am find­ing the long bench space is amaz­ing! I do all my fold­ing and sort­ing there. And I have also got a hid­den laun­dry bas­ket in the cup­board next to the wash­ing ma­chine, which is great. At the end of the day ev­ery­one just puts their wash­ing in the hid­den bas­ket. It keeps things tidy and means we don’t have to have laun­dry bas­kets in bed­rooms.

WHAT FLOOR­ING DID YOU CHOOSE?

A large-for­mat, dis­tressed, grey con­crete tile, which is the same as those in our bath­room. I like its tex­ture, it is easy to clean if it gets wet and is less slip­pery than tim­ber floor­ing.

BENCH­TOP?

We chose a plain, white, en­gi­neered-stone top. We wanted some­thing that could with­stand some hard knocks if bleach or clean­ing prod­ucts got spilt on it.

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