laundry love

Does your laundry need some love? The laundry is arguably one of the most important, yet overlooked spaces in a home. We’ve put together some tips to create a stylish and functional laundry that you’ll love.

It’s time for some laundry love! It may not be the most exciting room in the house but boy can good style, design and functionality make all the difference to your washing day! From having ample workspace, incorporating room extensions like a mud room through to open shelf storage solutions, we’ve got heaps of ideas to help ensure your laundry renovation is squeaky clean. 

work station

If you have enough space, we’d always recommend giving yourself a generous work station to maximise functionality, with plenty of usable bench space. This will come in handy when you’re separating washing, loading and unloading the washing machine or dryer, and of course, when folding clean clothing and linen. Depending on your laundry layout, be smart with your configuration to allow for as much bench space as possible – you won’t regret it.  

laundry layout

In two of our favourite laundry galleries, Hunting for George x kaboodle and timber tones, straight line design layout has been used. This is the most common laundry layouts as it maximises the usable space in your home. With a single benchtop, wall cabinets as extra storage and below storage utilising base cabinets, you can create a simple but effective space. You can also look to incorporate one of our pantry cabinets at the end of your run of base and wall cabinets to store all your larger essentials such as mops, brooms and ironing board (as seen in midnight moment).

With limited space it’s recommended to keep the washing sink at one end, maximising the usable laundry benchtop space at the opposite end. Also, if there isn’t space to extend your cabinets horizontally, it’s a good idea to extend these vertically instead, adding a set of slimline cabinets above your wall cabinets for extra height and storage.


A popular trend that isn't going away anytime soon is the inclusion of a mudroom! A mudroom is a dedicated space to remove all things wet and muddy, they make a great addition to any laundry or home entrance. The functional storage space is perfect to store all things coming and going and keep your home mud free.

design tip – use our 1 drawer base cabinets to create bench seating with lots of storage (read our how to blog here)

make your small space work hard

If you’re struggling to think of a way to include both a laundry and powder room into your renovation, a savvy space saving idea is to combine both in the one space! The laundry and powder room are both wet areas, which makes this option even more appealing, as the plumbing will already be available.

design tip: to achieve this look and to utilize the space, you should select a front-loading washing machine and dryer

expose the elements

Open shelves are not only a great way to add an element of style and flair to your laundry space but they’re also super practical. Open shelves allow you to store those frequently used products in easy to reach locations to save you time and energy.  And with a bit of styling, can add some real personality to your space.

design tip: did you know you that kaboodle has released a brand new range of customisable open shelves in various colours? Check them out.

small but mighty

If space isn’t on your side, you can still create a stylish and functional laundry that meets your needs. Using our customisable products, you can optimise storage in small spaces by getting the most out of every inch. Open shelving will also help to achieve this – you can use our new open shelving range or even cut down benchtops for that custom look.    

design tip: if space permits, stacking our cabinets on top of our pantry cabinets can also work wonders to create visual interest and height, not to mention ample storage!  

Always make sure you include a sink in your laundry design for increased convenience. Although we can rely on the washing machine most of the time, there are situations when we don’t have a choice but to hand wash our delicate items.

create a cohesive look and feel

Did you know that you can use our products in every room of the house (including the laundry) to create a cohesive style? Make sure to keep the profile and colour schemes consistent with your kitchen design to ensure the style flows through the house seamlessly.

laundry layout

In sitting pretty (pictured above), the l-shaped laundry layout has been used. This design is best suited to larger laundry spaces as it allows for extra bench space and storage. We would recommend placing the sink at the base of the L shape (if your plumbing allows), as it will allow you to get the most out of your space. You could even include a hanging rail above the sink if you wish.

laundry accessories

Washing just got a whole lot easier with our new 1 x 35L or 2 x 35L base mount laundry hampers. Perfect for sorting dirty or clean clothes, the different colours make organizing whites a breeze – these are the perfect accessory to include in your laundry design!

Thanks to the perforated sides, ventilation and increased air circulation allows laundry to breathe, preventing mould or mildew on damp clothing. With their sliding capabilities and soft-close ball bearing slides, these baskets are extremely easy to use and neatly conceal washing you would prefer out of sight.

Thinking about giving your laundry some love? With our 3D planner, you can plan out your space, mix and match cabinets, benchtops, colours and handles until you have developed the perfect design for your home! You can even select a pre-designed laundry with our quick quote feature and tweak that to your needs. To view more ways to use kaboodle in your laundry, check out our dedicated laundry guide - your laundry, your way.