1. It is crucial to make sure the laundry is as ergonomic as you would make the kitchen. This will reduce any double handling through the washing and drying process.
2. Storage is a top priority in the laundry. The one space you need to consider is a tall cupboard to house an iron, mop, vacuum etc. Tall cupboards are also suitable for adding shelves to store folded linen and towels.
3. Along with storage, benchtop space is so important, especially near your sink and washing machine. Make sure your benchtops are as deep as your appliances, so they do not stick out, creating a flush line that we all love.
4. Having upper cabinets helps store items that you want to keep out of reach of children, like cleaning products and laundry powder. Open upper shelving/ floating shelves are a great way to add detail by having them in different colors; they are also convenient to have access to commonly used items.
5. A must that you never knew you needed is a drying rail or drying racks in the laundry. This is commonly placed in between two upper cabinets to hang shirts etc. If you do have a rail here, keep in mind to have your sink to one side and not under the rail as it may obstruct your ability to use the sink with wet washing there.