Laundry Design and Layout
In the past laundries have invariably been the overlooked part of a home’s design, even though they are really one of the most utilised areas in a house.
Laundries should be crisp, tidy, fresh as well as functional. A correctly designed laundry should have great space for storage in addition should be arranged in a manner that will help simplify your chores.
When designing a laundry, I believe there are many key factors to consider during the design process.
- Floor drainage for overflowing troughs or washing machine
- A single trough or a double to be able to soak dirty clothes
- Storage as well as lockable cupboards
- A laundry chute if a 2 storey house
- Space for dirty clothes basket
- Space for rain coats / boots
I believe it’s also essential to include plenty of cupboards and drawers in the design: drawers could be used for sorting colors for washing; cupboards for concealing brooms, mops, vacuum cleaners etc. Also I always like to include a dedicated drying cupboard with a ducted vent and roll out drying shelves for drying clothes.
I believe it’s necessary that attention also needs to be given to surface space and the overhead
Laundries should be highly functional and not forgetting aesthetically pleasing.