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    We are currently doing our laundry as well - so getting similar to what OP said - large cupboard to fit ironing board, vacumn etc. Bench and under I thought it would be good to have 2 shelfs that fit 2 washing baskets - one for whites and one for darks, so at least it is not on the floor.

    I was looking at a clothes line that you pull out - put that clothes rail looks good??

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    We did ours 3 yrs ago.. I'd say bench space 100%!

    Also, I know this is costly but we also added a 2nd shower just so we had 2 showers in the house. Also helps us coz our laundry is on the exterior of the house so if we are working/playing outside we can have a shower in the laundry which stops us getting the house dirty.

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    If you have a dryer, run an exhaust hose from the back of it and connect it to an external vent on the side wall of your house. It eliminates the fluff bunnies and high humidity.

    The recessed tub/sink in the bench, underbench cupboards and overhead cupboards are great ideas. We left a void under one section of our bench and we have one of those 3-compartment laundry hampers on wheels under there.

    We are using a spare room for ironing at the moment. If I didn't have that, I would've installed a fold out ironing board in the laundry.

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    Shelves, shelves and more shelves.

    The laundry is where we keep all our cleaning products, beach towels (because of the sand, they're kept separate from the bathroom towels), swimming gear (togs, rashies, sunscreen, goggles etc) and spare food like when the boxes of cereal or tinned fruit are on sale and you go and buy 10 tins of diced peaches.

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    we just did our laundry - installed it over the weekend. my must haves were - lots of cupboards for storage - over head and a floor to ceiling for the taller items. I asked for petitions to be put in the tall cupboard so I can have my ironing board, brooms and vacuum in there without them falling over each other (was a simple solution and I love it!) bench space - as much as I could get. A deep trough and a draw for dirty clothes.

    OCD in me needs to have dirty clothes in the laundry coz I hate hunting around the house picking up after everyone and I didn't want to loose space on baskets so the draw is awesome.

    My laundry is quite small so it was all about utilising the space and provide as much storage as possible. Would have loved a pull out airer but just didn't have the space so I'm having a couple of hooks to hold my portable clothes airer out of the way when I'm not using it.

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    My mum and dad have a pull out ironing board in the kitchen and it is EXCELLENT! If we had a big enough laundry I would definitely have one in there. But we don't do a lot of ironing, if it was something I spent a lot of time doing, I'd probably do it in front of the TV.

    Also not sure where you are, but if somewhere that gets cold- I looked at a house which had the best laundry ever, one one of things that stood out was it had a 'drying cupboard', which was a tall cupboard with two rails (one at the top and one half way down), and it was placed over the heating vent, so when the heater was on, you hang all your shirts etc in there and shut the cupboard doors and its like a dryer, only without the extra bills! I can't find a pic, but it was just a normal inbuilt cupboard, like a wardrobe that was built over the vent, not a special cupboard you need to buy.
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    I have laundry envy looking at these pictures. I have to wade through water on rainy days to wash.......

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    (subbing. I hope to renovate our laundry one day)

    I would definitely like a ducted clothes dryer- ours currently gets so ******y and loads of fluff it is awful. And a sink that looks like a nice sink rather than a laundry tub.

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    I want to do our laundry but the kitchen will come first. One day! But when that day comes, top of the list is a deep sink *with a draining board*, set into a bench. Like you would have in a kitchen but the deeper sink makes hand washing easier. And a sink without a draining board is so pointless.
    I also want a front loader machine, set under a bench, and dedicated space for washing baskets.

    I don't iron in the laundry cos it's a cold pokey room but I want a tall cupboard for brooms etc.

    And I would also like a cupboard that can take wet buckets, sponges etc without worrying about damaging the shelf
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    Ditto laundry envy, something I would love is a sturdy wide shelf to put buckets that have soaking clothes in, safety hazards eliminated as well, and tongue in groove cupboards that are so cute.


 

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