The amount of space you have available for a laundry will affect whether you have a New York-style laundry tucked discreetly behind bi-fold doors, your laundry as part of another room such as a kitchen or bathroom, or a larger family laundry.
Location and type
Once you know how much space you’re working with, think about your preferred laundry type and style. Matching benchtop, cabinet and tap colours and finishes with your kitchen is a clever way to continue your home style through multiple rooms, or start to think about alternative colours and materials you’d like in your laundry space.
Considering the layout of your laundry appliances early in the process will optimise your laundry space and its functionality. Positioning your appliances side by side allows for more bench space, perfect for large family laundries, while staking your appliances on top of each other is best for small spaces.
Three appliances layout options
Ideal for small laundry spaces or if you want to hide appliances behind cabinetry, a washer and dryer can be stacked using a stacking kit.
Side by side
If you prefer your laundry appliances under a bench for folding or sorting, a front load washer and dryer can be placed side by side.
For smaller households or spaces, consider a washer/dryer combo if you do less laundry or don’t need to be washing and drying loads at the same time.
For a modern look and easy access to towels, detergents and other laundry goods consider open shelves
Hiding your washer and dryer within a cupboard or behind doors gives laundries a clean look and is ideal when the laundry is within a shared space like a bathroom.
Use organisation solutions like integrated laundry baskets to remove mess and clutter from your laundry space and the rest of the house.
Concealed ironing board
Take away the hassle of dragging out and setting up your ironing board by integrating it into your laundry design