One of the most essential spaces in any home, the laundry often gets overlooked in aesthetics and function during the design phase of the house.
Electrolux ambassador Anna-Carin McNamara shares her expert tips on how to bring joy to your laundry space.
During the initial design phase, give due consideration to the placement of your laundry room in the overall floorplan and also how much light it will get. Try to add larger windows and place the laundry in an accessible position of the house. The laundry is a space you will be spending a lot of time in every day, so it makes practical sense to create a pleasant environment that’s naturally well-lit, well-ventilated and well-equipped.
Greenery and plants
Introducing plants into your laundry space will not only freshen up the interiors but also make it more inviting and enjoyable. Besides, indoor plants such as ferns thrive in humid spaces.
The right appliances
Quality laundry appliances really bring a laundry space together, both in the practical sense, and by making an impact on the overall design. McNamara considers her Electrolux Wi-Fi enabled 10kg front load washer (EWF1042BDWA) as the hero of her laundry. “The intuitive technology takes the guesswork out of washing by automatically detecting detergent levels to adjust the washing time. This means a more energy-efficient wash cycle and unnecessary wear on fabrics,” she said.
Similar to natural light, good ventilation in a laundry space is extremely important. Ensure there are adequate windows and that they open enough to let in fresh air. This will prevent a build-up of moisture in your laundry. While heated floors can be a luxury, they are useful in a laundry room – you can increase the comfort levels significantly while also preventing any dampness from taking residence.
Storage is an important aspect of a well-designed home. Integrate different storage options throughout your laundry to really maximise the space. You could source stylish trays, containers and organisers for all your cleaning products. Use a combination of drawers and open shelving to ensure there is always a place for everything, so you can enjoy a spacious space, free of clutter.