Laundry cabinets are a great way to create space and keep things neat and tidy in your laundry room. Whether it’s next to your kitchen or bathroom, your laundry room is where you’ll store all your laundry products, washing machine and dryer, and perhaps even a laundry sink.
However, laundry rooms are generally pretty small. So, having laundry cabinets on the wall is the ideal way to fit in all your cleaning products and keep your bench space clear.
Top Ideas To Help You Organise Your Laundry Cabinets
To keep your home looking spick and span, we’re going to let you in on our list of favourite tips and ideas for laundry cabinets.
Use a combination of shelving
You might already have shelves and think that your options end there. Fortunately, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Making use of a combination of wide and narrow shelves can help you tap into unused space in the laundry room.
If you have wall cabinets, don’t be scared to use the spaces between them and your benchtop! Adding a narrow shelf a small distance above your benchtop can keep your counter clutter-free. It creates an area where you can grab things you need often without having to open any cabinet doors. This is a small touch that could be super useful – and it won’t be too high a price!
Also, think about adding a range of hooks to the side or bottom of your wall cabinets. This can give you a place to hang some items that might otherwise be sitting on your counter.
Get smart with room layouts
Rethinking your room layout might be a good idea – although it might be at the upper end of your price range if you need a complete laundry room renovation. If you have a long and narrow laundry room, with a window at the end, you might be inclined to place washing machines or other large appliances at the end of the room.
However, this means that the laundry sink space will either have a cabinet above it, which might annoy you or you’re losing space by not having a cabinet there.
If you place the large appliances on the side of the room under the cabinets, then the side with the window is a fantastic place to have a sink.
The decoration is in the detail
Your laundry is a very functional space and we won’t dispute that! However, that doesn’t mean it can’t benefit from some pretty details and finishing touches – just like your bathroom or kitchen. If you have a budget, adding some functional décor will be effective and within your price range.
In addition to the usual laundry cabinets, consider adding in some open shelving for some strategic décor placement. Also, think about placing a hanging rod where you can dry towels or clothes.
Keep the design looking neat and pretty with uniform handles (or no handles for an ultra-sleek look) and cabinet doors. Keeping your decorations minimal, and sometimes functional, can create more space for your laundry cupboards.
Use a combination of open and closed storage space, as well as a mixture of quick-use storage! Another one of our favourite ideas is to make use of that little space between the washing machine and the dryer with a slim, vertical pull-out drawer.
Keep things open and airy with colour
Colour is an excellent way to create the illusion of more space. Different styles of homes have their colour schemes, which you may want to stick to. However, using inspiration from light and neutral homes will be the best for creating a sense of spaciousness.
Pulling accent colours from the rest of your home will help to make the style of the laundry feel more uniform. In Australia, there’s plenty of sunshine! Having some windows is a great opportunity to bring in natural light.
If you’re giving your laundry room a makeover, changing the colour scheme is an easy way to make a big change. Not to mention, it will be at the lower end of the price range so you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg.
Don’t waste your space
Everything has its place. You can find ways to keep everything organised by seeking out any wasted space and putting it to good use. If you have some sneaky, hidden space between your counter and wall, add in a fold-out ironing board! This is a great example of taking a small, easily wasted space and making the most out of it.
If your current cabinets leave some space between them and the floor, consider adding in a long, thin drawer. You could use this drawer to store an ironing board.
Streamline the décor
We’ve spoken about keeping cabinets uniform and colour schemes neutral, but that’s not everything you should do. If you are adding in some accent colour or patterns, it’s best not to use the cabinet doors for this.
If you’re going to incorporate colour into your space, keep it to the wall and floor. This means that you can still pursue the styles and patterns that you love, without making the space visually confusing.
If you have some shelves that are screaming for a backdrop, go ahead! Laundries don’t have to be boring. You can play with styles and colours – just be careful not to overdo it.
Storage for unique shapes
There might be some space that you’re disregarding because it’s an odd shape. For example, if you have a uniquely shaped wall on one end of your laundry room, you might be tempted to keep it empty. However, customised shelves are very much an option, and make for a stunning design element.
Make The Most Out Of Your Laundry In Australia
If you need some help with the best brands, styles or range of options for your laundry cabinets, call Renovation Capital today. Our team of seasoned, style-loving professionals will assist you in getting the most out of your laundry room!
Whether you need a new laundry cabinet set or a full laundry renovation, we can help you build the perfect laundry for your home.