The famous Japanese writer, creator of the KonMari method for organising rooms and improving quality of life, would certainly approve of this post.
Our article today gives us ideas and tips for planning a bathroom/laundry that’s always super organised and tidy.
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Whether it’s a small bathroom with concealed laundry area or an actual home laundry with ironing facilities, the cabinets that integrate or stand side by side with the washing machine (and dryer, sometimes) are even more useful and functional if their interiors are organised intelligently with specially designed solutions and partitions.
Furnishing a bathroom/laundry: solutions and ideas to keep everything tidy.
When space is limited it’s important to organise it to the millimetre, and achieve maximum functionality.
How to organise a laundry area in a small bathroom
A small bathroom can include a laundry area using a tall washing machine unit and exploiting the area above and below the washer.
The tall unit, organised with partitions and pull-out accessories, makes full use in height of the 65/70cm width of the washing machine compartment (average width 60cm).
How to organise a laundry area in a large bathroom
There is more scope with bigger bathroom laundries, which can include deep drawers for detergents, shoe racks, cupboards with clothes hanger rods for drying shirts and jackets without creases (or keeping them until they are ironed), compartments with hooks for brooms, electric brooms and vacuum cleaners.
If your bathroom/laundry also has room for an ironing area, consider the space required to store the ironing board when not in use (can also be an open unit).
A highly original solution in the Kandy collection provides a sliding ironing board that can be stored away: practical and discreet!
Let’s find out which accessories are useful for organising a bathroom/laundry well.
A tidy, functional laundry: six useful accessories for organising space
- Laundry baskets: the most obvious accessory in a laundry, needed to keep the dirty washing out of sight. If there’s room, more than one is a good idea, to keep white and coloured things separate.
- Deep drawers for detergents: used to store detergents in use, or keep a stock, if the drawer is big enough (we could be ecological and keep the empty containers to fill with detergents on tap).
- Internal partitions and pull-out accessories: when internal space is well organised it’s easier to keep in order towels, detergents, soap and other things needed for washing and ironing.
- Clothes hanger rods: to place on the inside or outside of open or closed tall units (taking advantage of masonry niches, for example). Can also be used for drying or keeping tidy shirts, knitwear and jackets.
- Concealed or pull-out shoe rack: perfect for storing shoes neatly.
- Broom hooks: to avoid squashing broom bristles it’s a good idea to hang them on hooks or store them upside down.
Undoubtedly, the size of the room obviously conditions the project, but with the right accessories even a small space can become a functional bathroom/laundry room, as shown. The units in the Kandy and Spazio Time Collections can fit into places like corridors, garages, and, why not, under stairs (as we saw in a previous post). This makes it possible to furnish and complete multi-functional bathrooms (laundry, ironing room, walk-in closet).
Another space-saving solution for functional bathroom and laundry furniture is to fit a designer sink/washtub that doubles its depth when necessary.