Planning my new laundry room

Last week I shared my very embarrassing, real life laundry space and how it’s one of my biggest building regrets! The time has finally come to do something about it and today, I’m pulling my ideas and inspiration together.

If you follow my Instagram stories, you would have seen a behind the scenes peek of some changes that are already underway here. For instance, we’re building a wall to divide our oversized garage to separate the laundry space. Let me share with you my inspiration for the space.

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Laundry inspiration

moodboard

As with any major renovation project I do, I like to visualise the room first by creating a mood board. For example, I made this one using Style Sourcebook.

The trigger to do something about my laundry is the new LG TWINWash™ washing machine I’ll be receiving. It’s like the Rolls-Royce of washing machines — coming with dual washer system, turbo washer and integrated dryer in one. But it’s quite a bit bigger than standard machines. As a result, the new washing machine won’t fit in the allocated area allocated for a washing machine in my laundry.

I consider it a blessing, as I’ve never been happy with our laundry solution. The way we randomly placed our old washing machine in the center of the room is jarring. Also, I hardly loved the stained concrete slab floor and open-plan design with my messy garage!

So first thing to change in here is re-configuring the cabinetry. I looked at a whole range of options to solve our cabinetry issue. These included moving the front section of cabinetry across to make the existing washing machine space larger. But that would involve needing to do a new splashback and risk breaking the stone benchtop. It would also mean the new larger washing machine would be in the centre of the laundry. And I’m not sure that’s the best spot for it.

That’s why I ultimately decided it would be better if I reconfigured the back section of cabinetry. This means we will make a new custom-sized cupboard for the washing machine. And we’ll fill the current washing machine space with additional cabinetry.

As you can see from the mood board above, I’m going for a clean and contemporary look. And I’ll be adding a few luxe features like brass accents.

I’ll replace my old chrome tap (the only chrome tap in our house) with a matte black tap from Meir. I love the more contemporary shape of this tap and how it will contrast against the white splashback.

A new, large-format soft grey tile, similar to the one pictured above, will cover the concrete slab floor. Tiles are a great option in laundries as they are durable, water resistant and easy to clean.

For the finishing touch, I will style the space with on-trend accessories. I’m a big fan of adding plants to every room of the home. And metallic accents add a hint of luxury.

So what do you think? Is there anything you would do differently? Let me know in the comments below. Stay tuned for the big reveal soon!

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Gina Beschorner Style Curator

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