Modern life with its unbelievebly high speeds and overall tempo dictates us a rules of time saving at every step. We need to read and achieve knowledge when travelling by train, going in suburb or flying the plane. We also by different appliances like multicookers and dishwashers not because we are lazy, but primarily to save some precious minutes. Many people use public laundries to clean their clothes. But the latest trend is to have all the necessary appliances for cleansing at home. And if you have enough space at your house or apartment, it would be expedient to get aquainted with latest trends of laundry allocation options for modern home interior. Anybody will agree that it can’t be a big number of possibilies for convenient placing of all required fruits of technological progress to create full-fledged cleaning room at home. Nevertheless, it is real to achieve interesting, aesthetically pleasing laundry area which corresponds to the overall design idea of the dwelling. Let’s take a closer look!
Another big reason of providing laundry in your apartment is universalation of everything. Modern mobile phones are potent in playing music, taking high resolution pictures, being GPS-navigators, personal managers and even… making calls 🙂 So, we need an apartment which can everything, so we wouldn’t need to go outside.
Not ecological, noisy and dangerous for health. That’s the main argument of people who oppose the idea of placing a laundry in the apartment. But it is not correct. Modern washing and drying machines are quiet, energy saving and don’t emit radiation or something (captain Obvious is laughing at me now). The laundry can be conjoined even with a kitchen.
So, if you have enough place and budget to afford the laundry, you’ll surely do this. Let’s see where we can allocate it for maximum comfort.
Separate utility room
If you live in private house and your basement is for some reasons can’t take the laundry (“Breaking bad” has shown us some options). If you can find some small utility premises for this purpose, it would be great to transfer all the appliances for cleaning and drying there.
You can not only to plan your technical room with all respect to the overall design pattern of the house, but also to locate ironing board, drying bar and even the wardrobe here. Turning the laundry into dressing room and clothes storage as well.
You can also order the cabinets with sliding doors to hide the appliances and detergents at the shelves. Nobody will know that this is your laundry from the first sight. It is also nice idea to protect you from possible smell of detergents.
Zoning the room to place the laundry
But what if you haven’t the possibility of allocation whole premises for the laundry? That is not very big problem, we can find the place anywhere in the house or apartment. Modern washing and drying machines don’t take much place, can be placed on one another. The ironong board can appear in folding design. So, if you have some space near the stairs, at the hall, near the entrance door or in the living or dining room – you can surely place the cleaning zone there.
The laundry can be built-in to any room. Designers like to organize it in the small shelving or hiding box. It is convenient when you can totally close the laundry zone from guests. It is also optimal solution when you don’t want to break design concept of the room where the laundry is placed.
Also, we are planning to continue the possibilities of allocating the laundry in modern interiors. We will explore the placing it in the kitchen and combining it with bathroom more thoroughly in following articles.