kaboodle x Making Home | laundry, study & entry

Follow the Making Home Renovation Series with us, as Nikki and Liz transform the laundry, study and entry into three smart, multipurpose spaces.

Join us, as we follow the Making Home Renovation Series where kaboodle joinery solutions are used across an entire home, to help transform it into a modern classic farmhouse style oasis.

In this episode, Nikki and Liz explore how to create smart, multipurpose spaces in the laundry, study and entry. Discover how storage was maximised in the entrance with versatile bench seating, how the study converts into a guest bedroom, and how the laundry connects to the alfresco area.

laundry cabinetry and benchtops

In contrast to the moody colour scheme in the kitchen achieved with licorice twist, wild garlic doors and panels were selected for the laundry to create a space that’s light and bright. 

A sense of cohesion was achieved with the rest of the home, by using the same modern profile doors that were used in the kitchen, and american oak benchtops that featured in the butlers’ pantry. Licorice twist kickboards were another subtle touch to tie the kitchen and laundry together, that complimented the black appliances in the space.

To maximise bench space, a combination of modular cabinets readily available off the shelf at Bunnings, were paired with customised cabinets cut to the exact widths needed to fill the rest of the space for the perfect fit. This process was made simple using the 3D kaboodle planner to get the right number and combination of cabinets for the space.

Nikki and Liz designed each space for maximum versatility, so they included a large window that opens up to connect the laundry with the alfresco area. This acts as a serving window, perfect for entertaining!

study/guest bedroom cabinetry and benchtops

With plenty of room to work with, Nikki and Liz knew right away they wanted to include a wall bed that could be tucked away, to create a dual-purpose study that doubled as guest bedroom! This is a great way to add value to your home, ensuring you have space for guests without having to sacrifice an entire room.

The brief was to create a space that was calm and classic. The soft and earthy tones of kaleo doors and panels in an alpine profile were selected to create an inviting atmosphere that rang true to the modern classic farmhouse style of the home.

Kaboodle pantry cabinets were used on either side of the bed to create ample wardrobe space, and pantry doors were attached to the base of the wall bed to provide a seamless disguise when tucked away. 

When the space is functioning as a study, a large built-in desk was created along one side of the room. The designer look for less was achieved with biancoccino benchtops that were selected to mirror the marble theme in the kitchen affordably. Biancoccino benchtops are part of our customisable range, so Nikki was conveniently able to order it to the exact dimensions required to fit the space. To support the benchtop and provide ample stationary storage, three 450mm 3 drawer base cabinets were used along the base.

entry cabinetry

To add some extra functional storage near the entrance, 600mm 1 drawer base cabinets were used to form the base of this bench seating. Both stylish and practical, it’s the perfect spot to pop your shoes on and off, and store items you may need in a flash while heading out such as umbrellas, shopping bags or dog leads!

To keep the space light and bright, macaroon doors and panels were used to blend with the wall colour, and the alpine profile was a good match with the front door. Carrying the skirting boards under the base of the cabinets also helped provide a seamless built-in look.

You can watch as Nikki and Liz guide us through the laundry, study and entry spaces below!

To explore more inspirational imagery of these spaces, view the full laundry and study & bedroom image galleries.

If you’d like to keep up with how kaboodle has helped transform more spaces in this home, including the kitchen, butler’s pantry and a granny flat, head here.  

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