Designing & Inspiration

Laundry Design Ideas

The laundry tends to go unconsidered during the design process, but this room majorly impact your home’s performance.  

Whilst it might not be our favourite past time, recent surveys have found that many Australians spend over 1 week a year doing laundry. From extra storage to a chore hotspot, astute design choices will help you make the most of this wet room.  

Your laundry space should allow room to manoeuvre with bulky items and cleaning supplies, so as to prevent adding any pain points to your housework. But more importantly, it should still capture the overall design style of your home to create a sense of continuity.

Our G.J. Gardner Homes’ team is here to help you find the right laundry design for your home. Our design team will help you find a laundry design to enhance your everyday tasks. Explore our laundry design ideas to find inspiration for this utility space.  

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Laundry design ideas for Australian homes 

Due to the laid-back design style of Australian homes, one of the leading laundry design ideas is to incorporate the “mudroom”. This laundry design includes a secondary entry to your home, usually located along the side or the back of the home. A mudroom laundry offers transitional space between the outside and the main areas of the house. Not only does this design let you avoid tracing dirty clothes throughout your home, but this extra door also provides you with easy access to the outdoors for when it’s time to hang your laundry.  

This design idea requires a bigger space, offering additional storage for more than just your laundry equipment.   

Take cues from the kitchen 

If you have a keen interest in styling your laundry to be an asset to your home, a great place to start is to mirror the styling of your kitchen. 

Your kitchen and laundry both hold a similar function in your home, in that they are primarily a place for performing necessary household duties among other secondary functions. They have the job of housing many similar appliances and similar features like sinks, cupboards and shelving. 

They are also often located relatively close by to one another, as a practical way of keeping plumbing foundations less complicated during construction. It is relatively easy to then draw parallels between the two and draw styling ideas accordingly. 

The laundry in the Freshwater Display Home in Brookvale, NSW pairs the laundry styling with the kitchen by making use of similar oak timber features, tapware, crisp white benchtops, and dark black panelling. This ensemble makes for a dynamic and expressive laundry space, which echoes much of the features from the expertly designed kitchen area.  

The laundry in the Freshwater Display Home uses the same textures and finishings as the kitchen.

Compact Laundry Design Ideas  

A popular compact laundry design is designating the space to just a cupboard. The perfect choice for small homes, this compact laundry design integrates your laundry machines into just a cupboard to maximise functionality and storage without occupying much of the floor space. This design idea lets your laundry be seamlessly blended into the rest of your home for a discreet and organised laundry station. With carefully designed compartments and shelves, the laundry cupboard efficiently accommodates essential laundry appliances and supplies. The streamlined appearance of these compact laundry cupboards helps maintain a clutter-free environment and lets you give more of your floor plan to your living areas than your utility areas.  

Modern Laundry Design Ideas 

Modern laundry designs showcase sleek and minimalist aesthetics, elevating the overall look of the space. These designs often feature innovative storage solutions and hidden compartments, keeping laundry essentials organised and out of sight. To finish designing your stylish laundry, consider these tips: 

  • Streamline your laundry by hiding the plumbing inside your cabinetry and choosing an inset sink 
  • Keep it fresh by adding plants and ensuring there is natural light through a skylight or doorway 
  • Add luxe elements like soap and a candle as a stylish finishing touch