Designer kitchens, sumptuous bathrooms and amazing outdoor living spaces can often gain all the attention when designing a new home, and rightly so. These spaces contribute a great deal towards the homes look and liveability and are the rooms of the home that people most often see. There is one room, however, that should be seen with equal importance, given the role it plays in daily life. For so many years the laundry has been seen as an afterthought in home design. From its humble beginnings as a detached outbuilding or shed, it made some inroads into house designs in the 1960’s and was tacked on to the rear of a home, often very simple in design with a laundry tub and washing machine. As homes progressed into larger designs, laundries finally made it inside the home. Unfortunately, the thinking of just a tub and a washing machine, with no underbench or cupboard space, has remained in many builders specifications.
This lack of attention is a truly wasted opportunity. Proper consideration in the design phase can transform a laundry into a tidy, modern and functional space that is a pleasure to use. Clever design and layout does not necessarily come with a hefty price tag either. At Peninsula Homes, our use of hard-wearing and cost effective materials, teamed with tiled floors and splashbacks, really make this a lovely space in the home. This thought and consideration in design is our “standard inclusion”, something that we bring to each and every area of our work.