Tips On Laundry And Utility Room Renovations

Laundry and utility room renovations are not nearly as costly or involved as other types of kitchen renovations, but it can still be an expensive job depending on the scope. The laundry is generally the smallest room within the house, but this does not mean that there are limited options when it comes to storage and design choices.

“You have lots of areas where you can include additional functionalities without making it look cluttered or even make the room look bigger with clever use of wall space,” says interior designer Sally Wilson.

“This is an important factor to consider, as laundry rooms can be small and easily overcrowded.

Planning checklist

Before you do any work, draw up a plan of what you want to achieve. It is important to be realistic, otherwise you are likely to get carried away and end up with an expensive white elephant.

If you have a family of four or more, it’s probably time to upgrade your current laundry facilities.

The simplest option is to convert the back porch into a laundry room .This can be done by installing bi-fold doors and moving the appliances out there.

If space is extremely limited, consider a foldaway laundry basket and clothes line in the bathroom. “This provides convenience,” Wilson says.

You can keep it in a cupboard when not in use or take it down and stash it away if you have guests staying over at your house.”

If you are keen to get rid of the squeaky laundry door, Wilson suggests removing it entirely to allow for a frameless glass panel. “This will instantly make your kitchen look bigger,

A kitchen renovation costs an average of $5730 while a bathroom renovation costs an average of $4392 in 2010, according to a survey conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

The average cost of a laundry renovation is $2393 and a utility room renovation averages at $1712 .