Balancing aesthetics and functionality in your laundry

When it comes to remodelling or decorating the home one room which often gets forgotten about is the laundry room. Unlike other rooms in the home, a laundry room is usually solely designed with function in mind. But this does not mean that you still can’t add a touch of style to this space. However, the key to ensuring that you do this well is to look for a balance between a stylish and beautiful looking room, with one which is still absolutely fit for purpose.

Theme of The Room

There are two main options when it comes to the theme of this room which you ought to consider. The first option is to simply continue the design from the connecting room, usually the kitchen, and extend the colours, patterns and general theme right the way through. The second option is to choose your own theme and when doing so it is important to look at ways in which you can breathe life into the room. Laundry rooms are generally cold looking places so one option you could opt for is the usage of bright colours to give it a more positive feeling. Alternately, you could embrace the functionality of the room and go for a modern, industrial style theme with brushed copper fixings.

Elements To Include

Unlike somewhere like the bathroom or the kitchen there are less elements in the room to play with when it comes to putting your theme together. With this being said however you can make the most of the laundry sink, the main centrepiece of the room, and focus on getting some great looking taps to match with your sink choice. When buying a sink try to think about one which both looks great and is durable.

Functionality Considerations

It is important not to pick the different elements purely off aesthetic looks and you should consider how you will be using the room before you start buying items and picking colours. For example, in terms of laundry sinks most are no longer used for doing laundry, but rather for washing dirty boots and shoes, or maybe even cleaning pets. In this case a laundry tub, which is a bit larger than a general sink, may be a more logical option. Think about how you will personally use this space and then with that information you can plan out the layout, design and amenity choice for the room.

Importance of Aesthetics and Functionality

This is not an easy balance to strike and whilst you are more than likely to be limited, in terms of the space that you have to play with in the laundry room, there is no reason why you can’t make it into a highly functional room with a pleasing aesthetic. Think of how you plan to use the room, then consider how you will decorate it and what elements the room needs to encompass to successfully meet the aesthetics and functionality. Finally, it is also important to choose a reputable supplier of these various elements for your laundry to make sure that the final product you are left with not only looks and works great, but will also last for a long time.

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