Compared to more glamorous rooms like the kitchen, bathroom, and living room, laundries are often overlooked in terms of importance when it comes to remodelling your home. Considering the often endless piles of washing that a busy family can generate and the many hours that parents spend utilising the laundry space, it's a good idea to put a bit more thought and planning into the remodelling of your laundry. Here are four inclusions that will make your laundry a delight to spend time in.
1. A window
Many laundries are small spaces with almost no natural light. Installing a window in your laundry can turn your laundry from a dark, cramped space into a bright and warm environment. Natural light means it won't always be necessary to turn on the light while you're ironing or investigating clothed for stains. It may also give you a pleasant outlook while you're folding up clothes instead of having to stare at a dull, blank wall.
2. Extra-large bench space
Sorting out clothes, folding clothes, and creating piles of freshly ironed clothes will be much easier and more enjoyable if you have plenty of space to put it all. Ask your remodelling contractor to build a bench top that is larger than a standard laundry bench top. If you are short on space, then you could always have a hinged bench extension installed. This way you can simply tuck the extra bench space against the wall when it's not needed.
3. A ceiling-hung drying rack
After a bout of rainy weather, you may be sick of the sight of clothes and other laundry items draped over your furniture to dry. While some families will turn to their clothes dryer in this scenario, some people may not have one or may find the increase in the power bill off-putting. The solution is to have a drying rack installed on the ceiling of your laundry. This can be accessed using a simple rope and pulley system, and it can be safely stored out of the way when not in use.
4. Plenty of storage
A top-quality laundry remodelling will include an ample amount of storage. This is good for keeping all of your laundry products and can also be used for storing your other household cleaning products. If you have a good-sized laundry, then you may even use the space for other activities, such as sewing, crafting, painting, or scrapbooking. Plenty of storage space means that all of these extra items can be safely stored away, close at hand, until they're needed.
For such a small and generally neglected space, the laundry performs an essential function in a busy, modern home. By including the above ideas in your laundry renovation, you will have a laundry that is not only highly functional but also a pleasure to spend time in.Share