At Halton Joinery we have seen the humble laundry evolve from days gone by of the humble trough and top load washing machine hidden away in the darkest corner of the home with dim lighting. Today, the modern laundry or “utility room” not only maximizes functionality but enhances the aesthetic of the home incorporating design and storage solutions. Joinery hardware suppliers now dedicate entire chapters of their catalogue to laundry solutions for maximum storage yield for everything from Linen and dirty washing, to cleaning items.
Often the aesthetic of the laundry flows on from the kitchen but can also stand alone as a feature of the home. Light neutral tones and timber accents are popular to enhance the space giving a feeling of space and warmth.
The function of the laundry has also evolved and now sometimes includes features such as pet washing stations. Even the family pet benefits from forward thinking in design. Some laundry rooms even act as a “mud room” bridging the gap from outside to inside. Other common inclusions are hanging rails for air drying of clothes, hidden hampers, pull out ironing boards and rubbish bins. It’s the little things that make using the laundry a more enjoyable experience.
Incorporating smart appliances in the room has become increasingly popular. Wi-Fi enabled appliances mean remote monitoring and control of your laundry from the convenience of your smartphone. Condenser dryers are a huge step forward and remove the need for external ducting which allows the laundry to be positioned in areas of the home previously restricted. The placement of appliances in the laundry now includes much more ergonomic consideration with stacked washing machines and dryers giving more convenient access for users. This is particularly beneficial to our ageing clients. A pull out shelf between or below your stacked washing appliances is a great feature at a small cost.
With advice from the Halton Joinery design team and the second to none product knowledge of the Elite Appliances Team, we can help to transform your laundry into a beautiful and functional space you’ll enjoy for many years. Whether it’s an entire room, a sneaky under-stair space, or a European laundry as part of another space, we can help to create the perfect space for your needs.