4 Key Laundry Renovation Items
February 16, 2021

The laundry is one of the most overused and underrated rooms in the home and there is no one-size-fits-all that will suit every family’s needs. Below we will cover the four keys parts to all laundry renovations we complete in Perth WA and hope it helps you along your renovation journey.

Whether you are renovating your laundry or building a new one the below tips will hopefully help you get the most out of that space.

Do I Go Front or Top

You can’t have a laundry without a washing machine. Unless you are Amish, then my sincerest apologies. Your next decision will be the choice between a front loader and top loader washing machine, and perhaps you already have a firm favorite.

Front-loaders are great for tight spaces because they can be stacked or dropped under the benchtop. Their efficient spinning cycle means less drying time for your washing and they are more energy-efficient than their top-loading siblings.

In comparison, top loaders have much shorter cycles, you can throw that stray pair of socks in after the wash has already started and they do vibrate less than front-loaders the huge plus for top loaders is they generally fit so much more in them so they are great for big families.

If you are looking to gain a clean more bench-heavy laundry renovation the front loader is great, but if you are looking at a top loader the key often is to swap the washing machine to the end to get more use out of your space. Below are great examples of both.

But James how about that dryer?

So the key trend is to either have no dryer or get that thing on the floor to allow for a more clean finish as opposed to the bulky dryer being in your eye line.

Sinks

So it generally breaks down into two types of sinks, firstly you have the drop-in sinks either ceramic or stainless steel.

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or the under-mounted sink for a little class.

The only real difference I have found is clients prefer a ceramic sink for a little bit of class and a more natural feel. One thing that will always stay with me is a client’s disgust for the noise stainless steel sinks made in comparison to ceramic sinks, like all renovations it can really come down to what works for you.

Cabinets

The cabinet finish is a big question to ask yourself but there is a simple reality to the decision. Most people are going to go a white laundry finish either due to cost or the easier process to make the decision. The majority of bathrooms we do are white it is the same reason we do mostly white laundries with the area being a lot easier to visualize and because of that, it simplifies a process that be stressful. White looks clean and goes with pretty much everything so with that flexibility it allows you to have a splashback that pops and not be too overpowering.

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Woodgrain laundry cupboards can look so stunning like these Scarborough and Wattle Grove renovations. The key for me is a two-tone setup where it is all not the same finish allowing for a little contrast to get the most out of the space visually.

Benchtop

We all need a bench space. You usually can never have too much especially in a laundry where we fold and sort. The benchtop will often be dictated by your washing machine.

The integrated sink is king for laundries but it’s the most expensive so a nice drop in the sink would work just as well. Treated wood or engineered stone is perfect for the laundry the key is to go a nonporous top as we use the most chemicals in this area.

In our recent post, you can check out before and after laundry renovations we have done throughout Perth WA.
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The perfect laundry is a functional one. Creating a space that flows well and gets the job done will mean washing your clothes doesn’t feel like a chore.

 

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It’s important to note that all our advice is general in nature and all bathrooms are unique so always speak to your local qualified tradesman for the best advice.

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This article was written by James Mcloughlin, one of the founders of On the Ball Bathrooms with over 15 years of bathroom renovation experience combined with knowledge of over a 2000+ completed renovation projects.

We hope that we have helped you in any way with some helpful renovations tips or just at least some pretty renovation pictures to look at 🙂