Strategies to Get Your Dream Laundry Renovation For Less

Are you considering a laundry renovation but don’t know how to get started and maximise your budget? With careful planning, you can create a beautiful, function-forward space that’s right for what you need and within budget. The following tips and tricks can help you have an impressive and neat-looking laundry room.


Considerations for Your Laundry Renovation in Sydney


Your laundry room should have the following qualities:

  • Convenient
  • Bright
  • Safe
  • Spacious
  • Stylish


Here are some steps you can take to make these possible.


Choose a suitable layout.

Measuring your laundry room is a crucial step before the renovation. It gives you a clearer insight into planning your renovation to avoid mistakes and helps you determine the right appliances and furniture to use.


Be sure to measure the following:

  • Size of doors
  • Overall (wall to wall)
  • Size of windows
  • Size of appliances and furniture
  • Height (floor to ceiling)


Make sure you have enough space.


Generally, a laundry room should have a width of at least 3m and a length of 3, with the door being at least 80-85cm wide. Ideally, your laundry room size should be equivalent to 3.7% of your house’s total square meterage. 


Consider your appliances and benchtop construction.


The type of materials and appliances you will use is an important consideration when planning a renovation. The benchtop material, such as quartz stone, should be durable enough to withstand water and moisture. A laminate benchtop will do if you are looking for a cheaper option. 


Also, consider your appliances and how you want them positioned in the room. Ask yourself what kind of appliances or furniture you need and where will be the best place for them.


Tasks that will take place in the laundry room are also a consideration; for example, whether there you want to include an ironing station or pet area.


Pick a style.


Select a style that will complement the rest of your home and provide an aesthetically pleasing look. Bright colours like aqua, mint green or yellow can make the room appear larger, while darker colours like navy blue or grey can create a more luxurious vibe.


Choosing furniture and appliances with clean lines and modern designs will help give the space an updated look.


Your choices for the other elements, such as flooring, lighting fixtures and other decorative items, can reflect your taste for a unique design.


Brighten up the room.


Making your laundry room functional and stylish is among your goals if you have renovation plans.


You can brighten up the space with natural light and fixtures that will make this room lively. Just because it is a laundry room doesn’t mean you should compromise. Would you feel motivated to do a laundry task in a room with poor lighting and ventilation? 


Doing your laundry is a tedious task itself. You don’t need a gloomy environment to add to it.


Visualise the outcome.


Visualise the result to ensure your project will be successful.


Your goal is to make your laundry room functional and aesthetically pleasing by always making it look tidy with your appliances and tools organised. The best way to do it is to install shelves and cabinets.


Install cabinets with suitable materials. Look for materials that can withstand moisture and won’t cause any odour to seep into your clothes. 


Have proper ventilation.


A proper ventilation system in the laundry room is essential to ensure that your clothes and other fabrics stay fresh and free from odours. Without adequate ventilation, the moisture produced while washing and drying can cause mould or mildew growth on walls, ceilings, window frames, curtains, and clothing. It also helps prevent musty scents from lingering in the air.


You can achieve this by installing an exhaust fan or having a window you can open for natural airflow. Dehumidifiers to reduce humidity levels in the room is also a great option.


Choose the right flooring.


The right flooring can make all the difference in how functional and stylish your laundry room looks and feels. Many materials can be used for a laundry room renovation, from hardwood to tile. Choose flooring durable enough to withstand water and moisture while providing a pleasing, aesthetic look.


Also, selecting an easy-to-clean material will help keep your space tidy.


Also read: A Comprehensive Guide to Your Laundry Renovation in Sydney


How Much Does a Laundry Renovation Cost?


The cost of a laundry renovation will depend on the size of the room and the type of materials and appliances you are considering. There is no cookie-cutter approach to determining its cost, as every project is different. But you can estimate the price based on the following factors:


  • Appliance and furniture you’ll use
  • Contractor’s quote
  • Choice of materials
  • Size of the laundry room
  • The complexity of the job
  • Renovation time frame


Is getting a cheap laundry renovation possible?


Refreshing the look of your laundry room doesn’t need to be expensive. You can be creative and find ways to save money.


If you don’t have to make any structural changes, it is possible to have a cheap laundry renovation. Simple renovations such as painting, buying new decor and furniture, installing energy-efficient appliances, or adding small storage solutions can make a big difference in the room’s look without breaking the bank.


Should DIY Laundry Renovation Be an Option?


DIYing your laundry renovation project can be a great way to save costs, but it is only for some. DIY can be an excellent way to save money if you have the skills and knowledge. But if you don’t have any experience or the tools and materials needed, it is best to leave the job to the professionals.


Why MKJ Projects?


MKJ Projects has a team of experienced professionals who handles all aspects of the project. Our team is equipped with modern tools and materials, providing fast and efficient service at competitive prices. We also offer ongoing support and advice throughout.


MKJ Projects has been in the industry for over a decade. We are a proud member of the Master Builders Association and a NSW Fair Trading Builders License holder. 


Our team of experienced professionals are well-versed in all aspects of home construction upgrades, including laundry renovation. If you’re looking to upgrade your laundry room, contact MKJ Projects today!

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