How to design a laundry

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Project Overview

There are a few things to consider when planning out your laundry. We’ll take you through the best places to put your washing machine, how much storage you will need and ideas for choosing your colour scheme. 
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Step by Step Instructions

1 Mark the plumbing locations in your laundry design
2 Work out the space and storage needs for your laundry design
3 Work out where your power points need to be in your laundry design
4 Plan the lay out of your laundry design
5 Work out the colour scheme and finishes for your laundry room
  • Step 1. Mark the plumbing locations in your laundry design

    Key to your layout is where the plumbing is located in your laundry. You can move where the taps and waste outlets are positioned, but keeping them where they are will save you a lot of money in plumber’s bills.
  • Step 2. Work out the space and storage needs for your laundry design

    Measure the dimensions of all the key laundry appliances and storage you need. It helps to make a list of everything you need to store in the laundry like your brooms, ironing board and vacuum cleaner. Remember that you can never have too much storage space.
  • Step 3. Work out where your power points need to be in your laundry design

    Having enough power points and putting them in the right position can improve a laundry a huge amount. You will need one point for each appliance, including the iron if you are planning to iron in the laundry. Make sure you position them away from your sink.
  • Step 4. Plan the lay out of your laundry design

    Start with where your trough and washing machine will sit and work out everything else from there. The closer they sit to an external door, the easier it is to take your washing outside. Use your floor plan or a sketch to help you with this step.
  • Step 5. Work out the colour scheme and finishes for your laundry room

    Once you know where everything sits in the room, start thinking about your colour scheme and finishes. Use a set of samples and swatches to make this part of the job easier. If you find you have extra space, consider finishes like a towel rail and a built in ironing board. 
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