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Jan 27, 2019

Laundry Renovation Ideas you Have to Have

Jan 27, 2019

Laundry Renovation Ideas You Haven’t thought of yet!

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Are you looking for renovation ideas for your Laundry? If your home is more than 20 years old, chances are your laundry is ready for a renovation. The biggest problem with most laundry rooms is lack of cupboard space, lack of bench space and poor design.

 

Most old laundries have the old stainless steel laundry trough with separate appliances and perhaps a small cupboard up high. The room is often dark with a small window above the trough. Sound familiar? You are not alone!

 

 

 

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Designing Your Laundry – Establishing your Scope

Laundry renovations can vary a great deal in scope. We like to split laundry renovations into these broad categories:

 

Small renovation – If you only need to replace appliances and do a mini-renovation such as replacing door handles and a quick re-paint of the room, you can quite easily manage this yourself. If you are quite handy, you can take this a bit further and think about doing your own re-tiling or replacing cupboard doors.

But when it gets beyond this, the renovation is starting to become a little bit too much for a DIYer.

 

Complete re-fit of existing laundry – this involves gutting out your current laundry and replacing it in the same location. The advantage of this renovation is that you will not normally need to replace or relocate any of the plumbing or electrical services which can be a big cost saving.

 

Brand new laundry – if you are undertaking a major home renovation and have reconfigured your floor-plan, then it is likely that your laundry is going to be in a completely different location. Old-fashioned design often placed a laundry at the rear of the home. Nowadays, it is more common for a laundry to be at the side of the home. The rear of the home is reserved for open plan living and alfresco areas.

 

At Amerex, we find that when homeowners come to us with their home extension project, that the laundry is simply a small piece of the larger puzzle. When they are adding a new kitchen, dining and living room, the laundry is essential but not at front of mind.

We take the time to ensure that they have thought of all the different elements that can be built into a laundry that they may not have thought of. Read on to find out some interesting laundry ideas that most people don’t think of.

 

Laundry Design Ideas that you have not thought of!

Laundry chute from the second floor

If you are building a second storey addition, installing a laundry chute from the second floor to drop dirty washing directly into the laundry is a great idea.

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We installed one of these in a recent second storey addition and when we asked the homeowners said ‘We love it, except we still haven’t figured out how to stop the kids putting something down the chute when they have only worn it once!’.

 

Haha, that is another problem altogether!

 

Glass panel external door

Laundries are often designed to be in a place in the home where natural light is limited. A great way to get natural light into this room is by using a glass panel external door. Another option is to install skylights, but if you have a second storey above the laundry this is not an option.

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Choose a Front Loading Washing machine

A front-loading washing machine can be installed under the bench, so if you need more bench-space this is an easy way to get it. Just make sure that the machine you choose will fit!

 

Need more convincing? Did you know that top-loading washing machines use significantly more water and energy than front-loaders? They also tend to be noisier. Front-loading are a much more environmentally friendly option. Be sure to check the energy rating sticker on the machine that you select. Washing machines that are energy efficient and use less water can deliver considerable savings by reducing energy and water bills over time.

 

 

Get a Doggie door

Don’t forget about Rufus! Did you know that Australia has one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world?

In fact, the RSPCA estimates that around 62% of Australian households own pets with dogs being the most common pet.

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It stands to reason then, that installing a doggie door in the laundry is an idea worth considering if you are a pet owner.

All you need to do is teach Rufus to open it with his nose and you will never be woken to let the dog out to go to the toilet again.

Summary

Did this article spark some laundry design ideas for you? We hope it has been helpful.

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Eric Trevaskis
06:21 11 Dec 17
It was an absolute pleasure to deal with the Amerex team for our home renovation. From Steve Burke the office staff & the various tradespeople, we received exceptional customer service. The skilled tradespeople were reliable, obliging & committed to the highest level of quality on our home. NOTHING was too much trouble. Steve, Pete (the foreman ) & the office staff, especially Kelly, were always available either on the phone or on site if we had any queries. We knew we could always make direct contact with them & that any queries would be quickly resolved. We felt that we received a very personal & professional service from the Amerex team. Amerex came in on budget, they completed the work earlier than scheduled & they ensured our renovation ran smoothly throughout. Thank you Amerex. We love our "new" home and our family and friends are amazed at the transformation. We would wholeheartedly recommend Amerex. Eric & Kristine Trevaskis. .
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05:52 09 Aug 17
AMAZING experience. We have just completed a major renovation, and over 18 months dealing with Steve and the AMEREX team. We had a 1930's California bungalow and required the character at the front to be maintained whilst adding almost an entire new house to the back including a second story. We have built twice before, both new homes one with larger builders. The difference between that and our experience with AMEREX was astounding. This was actually an exciting and pleasurable experience throughout. Rather than a number or just "another" client, we were made to feel part of the AMEREX family. The office staff (Loretta, Kelly and Maryanne) are a pleasure to deal with, nothing is ever too much effort. Kelly in particular is a great help with all the various selections and changes and is always smiling! We did not have an issue with a single tradesman throughout. And finally Pete (working foreman) and Steve (owner) are the most hands on, professional and customer focused we have ever met. I was able to speak to either at any time regarding any issue, many times Steve would suggest changes on site to improve the look or function of the renovation and Pete can do it all. No variation fees, complete flexibility, great workmanship direct line to the owners/supervisor, quality finish. We could not recommend AMEREX highly enough. Brenton and Jacqui Seymour Daglish
Rachel Green
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03:57 04 Aug 17
Amerex carried out a large renovation for us in 2015; almost a year-long project. Amerex, lead by Steve, have clearly been in the building industry a long time and offered valuable input and guidance prior to, and during the build. They used skilled tradespeople and quality materials; no corners were cut and I felt confident that the build was of the highest quality. Steve and his team communicated frequently with me along the way and I was involved at every step. I felt comfortable approaching him if I had any questions or concerns, he was always available and acted quickly to resolve any issues. The team at Amerex were reliable, professional and a pleasure to deal with. In particular Kelly, who would often go ‘above and beyond’, was always positive, and nothing was ever too much trouble. People who visit our home always comment on the finish and quality of the build, most believing it’s a new home and not a renovation. I will definitely use Amerex again, and would be happy to recommend them.
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09:05 24 Oct 16
The renovation of our home was its third reincarnation as it was originally a very ordinary rectangular 1950s Roman Catholic outpost church which we turned into a house on a tight budget in the late 1980s. As is usually the case, this current renovation was very significant and emotional for me and my family but more unusually, I was living overseas for almost all of the time the renovation was undertaken. We wanted a home that would comfortably accommodate our family and overseas and interstate visitors, provide a focus for entertaining a crowd, as well as being low maintenance and energy efficient. We selected Amerex as our builder because Steve Burke and his very competent team gave our family the confidence that they could be trusted to undertake this renovation professionally and sensitively including communicating progress every step of the way. Steve and his team took our conceptual design and made our vision a reality in very quick time with practical completion of this major renovation within 7 months of the start date. The site supervision was tight which meant that the work progressed easily between the various trades. What is more, the estimated cost of the job was accurate with variations only to suit changes that we required. The outcome was a home that delivers so much more than we expected in terms of comfort, quality and our initial objectives. It was a real pleasure to deal with Steve and his team. I would not hesitate to recommend Amerex to anyone who needs the services of a truly professional builder/renovator.
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04:07 11 Oct 16
This is the first renovation/building undertaking we have experienced and we cannot speak highly enough of the quality Amerex provided. The project design was flawless, and we were extremely impressed with the marrying of the old and new. The attention to detail provided by Steve and his team was outstanding and our friends and family are quick to note this. We love the extra space and seamless flow of our family home. The Amerex commitment to using quality trades and ensuring the trades delivered on time and rectifying issues, was present throughout the building of our home. This gave us great peace of mind and for these reasons we would not hesitate to recommend Amerex.’
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