5 ways to refresh your laundry without renovating
While it’s no-one’s favourite place to hang out, the laundry is one of the most well used rooms in the home. And although it’s not as exciting as a luxurious kitchen or relaxing lounge space, there’s no reason why your laundry needs to be lacklustre! So, short of a full-scale renovation, what can you do to make your laundry room not only more functional but more enjoyable? From stylish storage solutions to a quick lick of paint, here are five updates you can easily make.
A lick of paint
It’s one of the easiest ways to make an impact, so grab yourself a can and give your laundry a fresh coat of paint. This could be on your walls, your cabinetry or both. Colour wise, you could opt for white, which is the colour of freshness and cleanliness, but why not experiment and make a statement with a bold coloured feature wall. You could also paint your cabinets different colours (see image below) for a unique look. Make sure to opt for paint that has a built-in mould inhibitor for extra protection and longevity.
Invest in storage
If you lack space in your laundry, add some open-shelving: it’s great for keeping all your laundry essentials at hand and also provides a place to display items such as prints and washing powder containers that will inject personality into your laundry. Storage baskets are also very handy and come in many colours and styles.
For sorting clothes, consider installing a wall-mounted utility track and attach mesh storage bags. If you lack bench space for folding clothes, invest in a cover, or insert to fit over your sink to add that extra bit of functionality.
Upgrade your fixtures
Changing out your cabinet hardware is an easy, DIY task and can lift the overall appearance of cabinetry. You could match the colour of your handles to your statement wall or other elements in the room such as tapware. Speaking of which, installing a brand-new tap will immediately make you laundry feel refreshed, and there are so many styles and finishes on offer. You could choose a retro feel with our Nostalgia Sink Mixer Shepherds Crook in an antique black finish, or go for a contemporary look with our Vivid Slimline Gooseneck Sink Mixer in an on trend brushed gold finish. A tap with a flexible hose such as our Blix Flexible Hose Sink Mixer is a practical choice if you need to rinse clothes often before they’re washed, or even your muddy pup!
Refresh your flooring
It’s not as scary as it sounds! If your current tiles have seen better days, there is a quick and easy way to refresh your flooring: vinyl plank flooring. Not only is it an inexpensive way to breathe new life into a room, but it’s also extremely durable, affordable, and it comes in an endless array of colours and patterns. You can also install it over existing tiles!
Add some greenery
The laundry is an ideal spot to add some greenery to bring a little of the outdoors inside. Take advantage of your recently installed open shelves – they make the perfect foundation for a hanging devil’s ivy. Ferns and snake plants also thrive in a humid environment like the laundry.