Renovations

Bright wallpaper helps to liven up a dull laundry room

Colourful wallpaper and functional design has helped this family to add a bit of fun to the time they spend in their laundry room

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Bright wallpaper helps to liven up a dull laundry room

Who lives here?
Neil and Fiona Inns, Anthony, 22, Alex, 20, and Elliot, 13, plus Ruby the dog.

What was it like before?
When we moved into our new house, the laundry was dated and in need of more storage and bench space. The room was quite depressing to be in.

What was your brief?
More storage (including some open shelving) and bench space, new appliances, and colour for a bit of fun while carrying out a boring task. I wanted the appliances to be under the bench to create a more streamlined look and more bench space.

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How long did the project take?
Two months

How did you decide on your palette and materials?
I worked backwards from the floral wallpaper I’d set my heart on. As it was very busy and colourful, I wanted neutral cabinetry. I kept the existing charcoal floor tiles which were in great condition. I chose clear glass for the splashback in order to protect the wallpaper.

What benchtop did you choose? 
A Caesarstone benchtop for durability, aesthetics and quality.

Budget

+ Wallpaper: $1000
+ Cabinetry: $1500
+ Dryer and washing machine: $1600
+Tapware, sink, benchtop: $3000
+ Plumber: $600
+ Building work: $800
+ Glass splashback: $600
= Total: $9,100

Design details

+ Benchtop: Caesarstone ‘Frosty Carrina’
+ Cabinetry: Dezignatek ‘Contemporary’ doors in colour ‘Nomad’
+ Wallpaper: PiP Studio ‘Floral Fantasy’ by Eijffinger
+ Washing machine: Bosch Logixx 8 underbench front-loader
+ Dryer: Bosch Avantixx underbench
+ Sink: ‘Ruby’ by Franke
+ Tap: Plumbline pull-out mixer

Words by: Annick Larkin. Photography by: Emma MacDonald.

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