Renovating your laundry is a great way to breathe fresh life into your home. A new laundry can mean more space, easier laundry handling, and a great aesthetic. But with so many new pieces of technology, options and designs available, it can be difficult to know where to begin. 

In this blog post, we’ll look through the important things to consider before you start renovating your laundry – from the major considerations to the key elements of a great laundry.

1. Make a Layout Plan

Before you begin your laundry renovation, it’s important to create a layout plan. This plan should take into account the size of the room, the specific uses/activities for the space, your plumbing systems and the overall design aesthetic you’re looking for. This includes furniture, fixtures, and any additional storage options. Once you’ve worked out how you’re going to use the space, you can then plan and design accordingly.

2. Select Appropriate Fixtures

Fixtures are an important part of your laundry renovation. They’ll provide all the necessary working components and will affect the overall design aesthetic and usability of the room. So, it’s important to select the right fixtures for the space.

When selecting fixtures, take note of size and quality. You’ll need to ensure you have enough space to move around; consider shelving, storage, and any items like a dryer, washing machine or an extra sink. Consider the quality, too: for instance, choose corrosion and water-resistant fixtures to avoid costly repairs in the future.

3. Add Storage Solutions

When designing a laundry, it’s essential to take into account how much storage you need. There’s no sense in having a beautiful space if you have nowhere to store laundry items, cleaning products and other necessities.

Think through your current and future needs. Be sure to provide sufficient shelving, storage solutions and an area where you can hang clothing. It could be as simple as a few wall-mounted storage shelves or something more intricate, with organised drawers or cupboards. 

4. Select the Right Flooring

The floor of your laundry needs to be water and stain-resistant. Choose a flooring option that is anti-slip for the sake of safety as well. Your best options are resilient flooring such as vinyl, laminate and tile, but you could also opt for more traditional options such as wood or stone.

Consider the durability factor, as well as the colour and texture of your chosen flooring. Many flooring options come with a long lifespan, so it’s worth doing your research to make sure you’re selecting something that will stand the test of time and still look good.

5. Get the Right Ventilation

Ventilation is key for a healthy and safe laundry. It helps to eliminate moisture buildup and indoor air pollution to keep air quality good. Ideally, your laundry will feature at least one window for natural ventilation; if not, make sure to have ventilation fans installed for exhaust purposes.

If there’s not enough ventilation in your laundry, consider adding an electronic dehumidifier or heat pump. These are designed to reduce humidity and odours, helping your laundry to stay fresh and preventing the potential for mould growth.

Renovating your laundry can be a great way to bring new life to an otherwise overlooked space. At Sawtell Bathrooms, we offer a range of laundry renovation services and can help you create a modern, efficient and aesthetically pleasing laundry that will last for years to come. Get in touch with us today to find out more.