A laundry room is not just for the lazy or the hungover, and it certainly won’t be for those who need to take care of the clothes on their back, wash the clothes or change clothes for a change.
The reason why it’s so important to get the room up and running, according to the owner of a Sydney-based design studio, is because it will be a source of fresh air and comfort for the occupants.
“It’s going to be the perfect place to wash and dry clothes for your family or friends or whatever, to do a quick dry and put on clothes,” he said.
To make a full-size laundry room, the designer, who asked not to be named, needed to construct the entire space from scratch, but it’s not an easy process.
He needed to build the house on top of a hill in the suburb of Morang, and then build a driveway to access it.
This is where the work began.
The architect was approached by a client who wanted to renovate the home, and they also wanted a complete laundry room.
While the family’s laundry room was in the upstairs loft, the family was living on the street in the basement, and the garage was being used as a garage for their car.
“I think it was a bit too big for the garage, so they wanted to make it bigger and they had to get a house builder,” he explained.
Mr Knecht is the founder of A New Look for a New Life, which is based in the city of Sydney and has created a range of modern designs for the city, including a laundry lounge.
With the design studio working with more than 200 clients, he said the clients had ranged from the rich to the homeless.
“They’re just all very different in their interests, but we’re seeing that there are people who are struggling, people who want to change the way they live, or have to go on the road to do something else, or can’t afford the rent or can only afford to live in one room in a one-bedroom,” he told the ABC.
A house with a laundry space is a good place to have your personal space, but there are also plenty of other options, like a loft, living room or kitchen.
“It might be an amazing space in a private house, but a house with laundry space also means there’s a place for a kitchen or an art gallery, which could be very helpful for a person who’s in need,” Mr Kneacht said.
“You can just leave the whole thing on the kitchen or the living room, or maybe a separate room for a painting or a wedding photography.”
Mr Kecht said the design process would take time, but with the help of a small team of designers, he was able to build his first laundry room by himself.
“The challenge was, what would be the most efficient way to do this?” he said, noting that a traditional kitchen would take up a lot of space and it could take hours to complete.
“So we needed to get our hands dirty and start from scratch.”
Mr Keacht is currently looking for more clients for his studio.
If you’re interested in a home with a full laundry room or would like to see it in the near future, you can contact him on 1300 995 652 or contact him directly on Facebook.
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