Clever Ways to Create a Laundry Zone in Your Home
No room for a dedicated utility room? Consider one of these smart laundry cupboard ideas instead
This contemporary bathroom is sleek and streamlined, with no evidence of clutter on show. The designers have managed to keep everything clean and minimal, even concealing a rather nifty utility cupboard behind those tall white doors at the back.
To ensure the utility area looks attractive when open, the designers have continued the terrazzo floor surface up the wall, forming an on-trend background for the black shelving, which chimes with the steel-framed glazing.
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If you have a tumble dryer as well as a washing machine, a neat way to store them is on top of each other. This laundry cupboard does just that, hiding the two appliances within a row of kitchen cabinets.
A section between the machines pulls out like a drawer, so the owner can rest clothes on the surface when emptying and loading the dryer.
If you’re thinking of creating a stacked arrangement like this, hire a professional to make sure the appliances are secure and plumbed in correctly.
Even when your laundry area is tucked behind closed doors, it’s still nice to have a good-looking view when you open the cupboard. Keep everything neat and attractive by choosing your storage items carefully.
Here, a selection of baskets from the same range are lined up along the shelves. There’s a home for all the essentials the owner needs, and it looks gorgeous to boot.
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For a laundry cupboard that functions perfectly, it pays to devise the space meticulously. Think about what you need to store and measure out separate sections to fit each item.
In this cupboard, the designer has created a tall slot for the ironing board, with a shelf above for cleaning products. There’s a useful surface on top of the washing machine and a hanging rail 120cm above it, which is long enough for most garments.
If you’re lucky enough to have some extra space, create a wider laundry cupboard with room for a good-sized sink beside the washing machine.
This cabinet can be opened up to reveal a washing station, with plenty of space for laundry baskets and a sink for hand-washing delicates.
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If you’re fitting a tumble dryer in your laundry cupboard, it’s a good idea to think about ventilation. Vented dryers need to be vented through an external wall, but condenser dryers collect water in an integrated container. If you have the latter, consider adding doors with holes in them to allow the hot air to escape into the room.
These screen-like doors have a mesh surface. The grey ties in with the rest of the cupboards and the screens keep the machines half concealed.
Make your laundry cupboard disappear behind a wall by concealing it with handleless doors. The blush pink wall on this landing opens to reveal a handy utility area that incorporates a washing machine, dryer and even the boiler.
By fitting flush doors with a press-touch opening, the designers have maintained the spacious feel of the landing.
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