Painted in Farrow and Ball’s Pelt, it has endless storage space; with two washing machines, a tumble dryer and storage suitable for a large family. The room also features a Podab Drying Unit.
The Guild Anderson design team works in country houses of all sizes, and we recognise that many clients don’t have the space for a separate laundry room. Combining a boot room and a laundry room is sometimes the only option, in which case several things need to be considered, such as perhaps storing muddy boots outside under a covered area. Some clients might also put their laundry rooms upstairs if they have space.
Washing machines and tumble dryers were located in a cupboard
A drawer for dirty laundry saves it being thrown on the floor
This laundry room design in Somerset features a sizeable cupboard housing a Podab drying cabinet, an appliance beautifully designed and made in Sweden.
Podab drying units have extremely short drying cycles and run on very low energy. They are equipped with humidity tracking to ensure the appliance stops at the right time, and they have double fans and air channels to create a perfect balance between evacuated and recirculated air. The end result is a highly efficient, quick drying process.
There are several considerations which come into play when starting out designing a laundry room. If space is limited, we would try and store items which are used less often up high, and if the room height can take it, we might integrate a ladder into the scheme.
We will also try and store detergents, cleaning fluids and sprays in a drawer for easy access. Shallow open shelves also work well for this purpose as well as for storing vases.
Stacking washing machines and tumble dryers is also a sensible way to free up floor space.