For a home in Sydney’s Manly area, I developed a functional and charming laundry design.
The renovation of this exterior space has been recently completed. Have a look at this short video on how this small laundry has turned out.
Missing benchtop to fold clothes
Originally, the laundry was not very practical to use. It was missing a benchtop while the inbuilt laundry tub was oversized taking most of the available space.
Laundry design problem solved
The biggest issue was that water flowed into the laundry underneath the entry door during heavy rain. That’s why we created a 40mm elevated tile bed and laid the tiles on top. This threshold acts as a physical barrier and keeps the rain water out.
Patterned floor tiles in the laundry
To add character to the laundry, I proposed floor tiles that take inspiration from a Spanish finca. Combined with simple white cabinetry and a benchtop in a concrete look, they became the stars of the space.
White paint covers red bricks
The red brick walls are typical for the mid century era when this Manly house was built. But their dark red face made the space feel enclosed and even smaller. To stay within budget and to add interest, the bricks inside the laundry were simply painted in a white colour.
Design includes necessary storage space
As my clients wanted to store some garden tools in this space, I incorporated a tall cupboard in the laundry design. The open shelving over the bench top accommodates for washing powder, pegs and cleaning products. A nifty detail is the pull-out clothes airer that my clients can store away when not in use.
If you have any questions about this laundry or any other interior design related questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.