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The most understated room in the house: Ideas for the perfect laundry

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Image shown above is the laundry in Beechwood Homes' Seacrest design, on display at Housing World Shell Cove.

One of the most important things to think about when designing any practical room such as a laundry or kitchen is the roles of form and function; making something look good, but still work well is the dream of every home designer.

Many people often forget about the humble laundry when planning their dream home, some compromise on space while others overlook the fundamental need for storage. It is definitely a difficult balance to strike! A good laundry rarely receives the praise it deserves, a good mixture of storage and bench spaces support the washing and drying appliances meaning that the chore of laundry is that little bit easier every time.

Some great possibilities include pull out folding tables and fold down ironing boards, as they make the folding and sorting of clothes a breeze. Ensuring there are adequate power points is a common after thought, so considering how many appliances will need power, plus any extras (sometimes you might want to charge a phone or plug in some music) is a good tip. Also, clothing racks that let you hang and air clothes are worth their weight in gold if the weather is a little damp out. These can be installed underneath a set of cupboards or over a folding bench.

bwh-icon  Click here to view the virtual tour of the Seacrest by Beechwood Homes


Big drawers that can hold baskets or built in laundry buckets are some more fantastic ways to keep the laundry area looking neat and tidy. Of course it won't always so a big sink for soaking whites and washing off mud is another handy feature.

There really are so many options when it comes to creating the perfect laundry for your dream home.

Beechwood Homes have a broad range of home designs, all of which provide an ideal amount of space for your laundry requirements. However it is always good to think of your own personal needs to ensure your newly built project home's laundry is tip top! Our FlexiBuild option means that all our designs can be tailored to suit your family's needs.

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