Transform Your Laundry Space with Easy DIY Cabinetry Solutions

The laundry room is often one of the smallest yet most frequently used spaces in the house, typically becoming a catch-all for items of various shapes and sizes.
Whether you’re dreaming of a cozy laundry nook or a spacious area with all the latest features, it’s the details that truly matter. Careful planning and meticulous attention to detail are essential for creating the perfect laundry room, where functionality meets style seamlessly.
Create a Stunning Laundry Room Transformation That Reflects Your Style with Ready2Install Cabinets

Creating your dream laundry may seem daunting, but don’t worry – Ready2Install Cabinets is here to simplify it for you.
See below a brief step-by-step planning guide, plus an extensive checklist to help you consider all aspects of laundry design and planning

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“I was nervous about tackling a DIY project, but Ready2Install Cabinets made it so easy! The instructions were clear, and the end result exceeded my expectations.”

“I love how customisable the cabinets are. I was able to design a storage solution that perfectly fits my laundry room layout.”

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Our cabinetry is specifically designed to maximize space efficiency in laundry rooms, offering tailored solutions to fit your unique requirements. With high-quality materials and customizable options, you can create a functional and stylish laundry space that suits your needs perfectly.

Yes, absolutely! We’ve streamlined our installation process to be user-friendly, allowing homeowners to easily install our cabinetry themselves. Each product comes either fully assembled or in flat pack form with all necessary hardware, making DIY renovations hassle-free.

Certainly! Our custom-sized cabinetry can be tailored to fit any laundry room layout. Whether you have limited space or unique design preferences, you can easily tailor our cabinetry sizes to create a solution that fits your exact room dimensions.

We use high-quality materials (Australian Boards) that are both durable and aesthetically pleasing. From premium woodgrains to sleek modern laminates, our cabinetry is built to withstand the demands of everyday use while adding a touch of elegance to your laundry space.

Once you place your order, our team works efficiently to manufacture and deliver your custom cabinetry within a reasonable timeframe. You can expect timely delivery and exceptional customer service every step of the way.

Step-by-Step Guide:
Planning Your Flatpack Laundry

  • Measure the Area: Take accurate measurements of your laundry space, including the height, width, and depth.
  • Note Existing Fixtures: Identify and note down the locations of plumbing, electrical outlets, and any other fixed elements.
  • List Your Requirements: Think about appliances (washing machine, dryer, sink/tap), storage and bench space.
  • Prioritize: Decide which features are most important to you and your household.
  • Sketch a Basic Layout: Create a simple sketch of your laundry room, positioning the major elements like the washer, dryer, and sink.
  • Consider Workflow: Ensure the layout allows for a smooth workflow, with easy access to all areas.
  • Flatpack Cabinets: Choose the types of cabinets you need, such as base cabinets, wall cabinets, and tall cabinets.
  • Additional Features: Consider incorporating features like hampers or pet grooming/washing area etc if needed.
  • Cabinet Style: Decide on the style of cabinets you prefer (e.g., modern, traditional).
  • Finishes and Colours: Select finishes and colours that complement your home’s decor.
  • DIY or Professional: Decide if you will assemble and install the flatpacks yourself or hire a professional.
  • Gather Tools: Ensure you have all the necessary tools for assembly and installation.
  • Place Your Order: Order your chosen flatpacks, making sure to double-check your measurements and selections.
  • Delivery Details: Confirm delivery dates and any special instructions for the delivery team.
  • Clear the Area: Remove any old fixtures or cabinets and clear the space for the new installation.
  • Prep Work: Address any plumbing or electrical adjustments needed before the new installation.
  • Follow Instructions: Carefully follow the assembly instructions provided with your flatpacks.
  • Install Cabinets: Begin with base cabinets and work your way up to upper cabinets, ensuring everything is level and securely fixed.
  • Accessorise: Add any final touches, such as handles, lighting, and decorative elements.
  • Organize: Arrange your laundry items and enjoy your newly organized space.

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If at any point you need assistance, our team is here to help. We offer professional advice and support to ensure your flatpack laundry project is a success.
By following these steps, you can tackle the planning and execution of your new flatpack laundry in a structured and straightforward manner.

20+ Hints, To Help You PLAN & DESIGN
Your Most Perfect LAUNDRY!

The laundry room is often one of the smallest yet most frequently used spaces in the house, typically becoming a catch-all for items of various shapes and sizes.
Whether you’re dreaming of a cozy laundry nook or a spacious area with all the latest features, it’s the details that truly matter. Careful planning and meticulous attention to detail are essential for creating the perfect laundry room, where functionality meets style seamlessly.
Here are some considerations to ensure your flatpack laundry is comprehensive and well-planned:

  • Measure the Existing Room: Accurately measure the dimensions of the laundry space, including height, width, and depth. Note any irregularities such as alcoves, corners, or recesses.
  • Doors/Windows: Measure doors and windows. Consider the swing direction of any doors.
  • Lights/Fans: Identify location of ceiling lights, wall lights, extraction/ceiling fans and skylights.
  • Access Points: Identify the location of manholes, light access panels, air returns, hot water systems, or any other utility access points. Ensure these are not obstructed by cabinetry or appliances.
  • Identify Utilities: Locate water, electrical outlets, and drainage points to determine where appliances and sinks can be placed.
  • Depth of Room: Ideally, 1650mm minimum gives you a good walk-through space of about 1000m plus 650mm deep benchtop for your sink, washing machine etc.
  • Length of Room: Ideally 3000mm minimum width is ideal for this setup: a washing machine and dryer side by side with bench space above for folding, a 600mm sink, and space left over for tall storage items like an ironing board and vacuum.⁠
  • Height of Bench Top: The standard overall height for a bench (including the thickness of the top) is typically 900mm, but this can vary slightly based on factors such as under bench appliance installation specifications, and the user’s height.
  • Space between Top & Upper Cupboards: The typical space from the top of a benchtop to the underside of the overhead cabinets is about 600mm. This can be adjusted as necessary for splashbacks etc. And if you plan to include a hanging rail, it should be positioned higher than 600mm to accommodate pieces of clothing.
  • Larger Room: If you have extra space, consider yourself fortunate, as it will open more possibilities for you!
  • Workflow: Plan the layout for a smooth workflow, considering the placement of the appliances: – washing machine, dryer, and sink.
  • Ergonomics: Ensure the design is user-friendly, with easy access to appliances and sufficient counter space for folding and sorting laundry.
  • Functionality: Identify your needs for storage and for tasks such as soaking/washing/drying, sorting/folding, ironing/hanging.
  • Colour Scheme: Choose a colour scheme that complements the rest of your home and creates a pleasant working environment.
  • Decorative Elements: Add decorative elements like backsplash tiles, wall art, or plants to make the space more inviting.
  • Cabinet Solutions: Choose the right combination of cabinets, shelves, drawers/internal drawers to maximize the laundry space.
  • Storage: Ensure you have a place for the iron/ironing board, linen/cleaning/pet supplies, washing/ironing hamper, buckets, and laundry basket/s.
  • Hooks: Consider adding hooks for hats/coats, dog leads, garden gloves, bags, and tools.
  • Hanging Space: Consider options for airing/drying clothes, such as hanging rails or pull-out drying racks.
  • Proper Ventilation: Ensure there is adequate ventilation to reduce humidity and prevent mould growth. This can include exhaust fans, ceiling fan or ventilation ducts.
  • Moisture-Resistant Materials: Use moisture-resistant materials for cabinetry and countertops to prevent damage over time.
  • Measurements: Ensure your appliances fit the designated spaces within the cabinetry. Consider stacking your washing machine and dryer as a space saver.
  • Ventilation: Provide adequate ventilation for appliances, especially dryers, to prevent moisture build-up and improve efficiency.
  • DIY or Professional: Decide if you’ll assemble the flatpack yourself or hire a professional for installation.
  • Tools and Hardware: Make sure you have all necessary tools and hardware before starting the assembly.
  • Task Lighting: Install adequate lighting above work areas for better visibility.
  • Natural Light: If possible, maximize natural light by adding windows or skylights to create a bright and welcoming space.
  • Secure Cabinets: Ensure all cabinetry is securely fixed to the walls to prevent tipping.
  • Child Safety: If you have young children, consider adding safety locks to lower cabinets.
  • Cost Estimation: Calculate the total cost of the flatpack laundry, including cabinetry, appliances, installation, and any additional features.
  • Contingency Fund: Set aside a contingency budget for unexpected expenses.
  • Tailored Solutions: Look for customisable flatpack options to meet specific needs and preferences.
  • Add-ons: Explore additional features like pull-out ironing boards, integrated hampers, or hidden bins.
  • Noise Reduction: Incorporate soundproofing materials or techniques to reduce the noise from appliances, especially if the laundry is near living areas.
  • Functional Sink: Include a utility sink for handwashing delicate items or bigger tub for cleaning purposes or washing a pet.
  • Sink Accessories: Consider adding accessories like a sink caddy, drying rack, or built-in soap dispenser.
  • Reachable Heights: Ensure all storage areas and appliances are easily accessible for everyone in the household.
  • Mobility Considerations: If needed, design the space to be accessible for individuals with mobility issues, including lower countertops and easy-to-reach cabinets.
  • Easy-to-Clean Surfaces: Choose materials that are easy to clean and maintain, such as smooth countertops and wipeable cabinet finishes.
  • Access Panels: Ensure there are access panels for easy maintenance of plumbing and electrical systems.
  • Vertical Storage: Utilize vertical space with tall cabinets or shelving units to maximize storage.
  • Corner Units: Make use of corner spaces with specialized corner units or rotating shelves.
  • Foldable Drying Racks: Install foldable or retractable drying racks for additional drying space that can be tucked away when not in use.
  • Laundry Chutes: If feasible, incorporate a laundry chute to easily transfer dirty clothes from upper floors to the laundry room.
  • Smart Appliances: Consider smart washing machines and dryers that can be controlled via a mobile app for convenience and energy savings.
  • Home Automation: Integrate the laundry room with your home automation system for lighting, temperature control, and even alerts for completed cycles.
  • Leak Detectors: Install water leak detectors to alert you of any potential leaks, preventing water damage.
  • Power Surge Boards: Install power surge boards to protect your appliances from electrical disturbances.
  • Custom Storage Solutions: Design custom storage solutions tailored to your specific needs, such as a dedicated space for pet supplies or a nook for the pet to sleep.
  • Personal Touches: Add personal touches like family photos, a chalkboard for notes, or inspirational quotes to make the space feel uniquely yours.
  • Durable Flooring: Choose durable and water-resistant flooring, such as tile or vinyl, that can withstand heavy use and potential spills.
  • Comfort Underfoot: Consider adding anti-fatigue mats in front of work areas to reduce strain on your feet and back.
  • Spacious Tops: Ensure there is ample countertop space for folding laundry, treating stains, and other tasks.
  • Multi-Functional Surfaces: Consider multi-functional surfaces that can double as ironing stations or extra workspace.
  • Order Samples: Before making final decisions, order material samples to ensure they match your vision.
  • Appliances First: Finalise your appliances first and design cabinetry around them.
  • Seek Inspiration: Browse online galleries or visit showrooms for design ideas and inspiration.
  • Professional Advice: Don’t hesitate to seek advice from professionals if you’re unsure about any aspect of the planning process.
  • Safety: Always prioritize safety by contracting licensed trades (where required by law) and consider your own skills and expertise before embarking on a DIY project.

LAUNDRY APPLIANCES

Which Comes First? Appliances OR Design?

Before designing your laundry, we recommend confirming your appliance choices.
It is easier to custom design the cabinetry around your washer, dryer, sink/tub, or other appliances.
Knowing the cost of your appliances helps you create a clearer and more accurate budget.

EXISTING Appliances – Which ones will you re-use?

Firstly, you need to evaluate which existing appliances you will be re-using in the laundry.
And any new appliances that you are purchasing, simply add these to your design brief list.
Sink / Tap / Dryer / Washing Machine are the MAIN Appliances that are ‘typically’ found in a Laundry.

NEW Appliances – What are you looking for?

Once you have established which of your appliances need replacing, you then must consider the following:

  1. Sink or Tub: Small/Standard/Large Drop-In Sink? Vessel Sink? Undermount Sink?
    Farmhouse? Compact? Trough? Standalone Tub Cabinet? Double Bowl? Pet Grooming Sink? Custom Built-In/Integrated?
  2. Tap: Wall Mounted Tap Set? Mixer Tap? Pull-Out Spray Tap? Filter Tap? Washing Machine Taps? Sensor Activated Tap?
  3. Washing Machine: Top Loader? Front Loader? Combo Washer/Dryer? Smart Washer? Compact Washer?
  4. Dryer: Vented Dryer? Condenser Dryer? Gas Dryer? Heat Pump Dryer? Compact Dryer? Combo Dryer/Washer?

Sound difficult? It’s not really. Talk to a reputable appliance retailer and they will match you up with the appliances that best suit the way you wash, dry, clean etc.

Which Comes First? Appliances OR Design?

Before designing your laundry, we recommend confirming your appliance choices. The custom cabinetry can be designed around your washer, dryer, sink/tub, or other appliances.
Also, by knowing the cost of your appliances will give you a clearer budget picture.

Existing Appliances – Which ones will you re-use?

Firstly, you need to evaluate which existing appliances you will be re-using in the laundry.
And any new appliances that you are purchasing, simply add these to your design brief list.
Sink / Tap / Dryer / Washing Machine are the MAIN Appliances that are ‘typically’ found in a Laundry.

New Appliances – What are you looking for?

Once you have established which of your appliances need replacing, you then must consider the following:

  1. Sink or Tub: Small/Standard/Large Drop-In Sink? Vessel Sink? Undermount Sink?
    Farmhouse? Compact? Trough? Standalone Tub Cabinet? Double Bowl? Pet Grooming Sink? Custom Built-In/Integrated?
  2. Tap: Wall Mounted Tap Set? Mixer Tap? Pull-Out Spray Tap? Filter Tap? Washing Machine Taps? Sensor Activated Tap?
  3. Washing Machine: Top Loader? Front Loader? Combo Washer/Dryer? Smart Washer? Compact Washer?
  4. Dryer: Vented Dryer? Condenser Dryer? Gas Dryer? Heat Pump Dryer? Compact Dryer? Combo Dryer/Washer?

Sound difficult? It’s not really. Talk to a reputable appliance retailer and they will match you up with the appliances that best suit the way you wash, dry, clean etc.

LAUNDRY ESSENTIALS CHECK LIST

TIP: Think about the 4 main functions of a laundry and how you work, and what you will
need in your space:

  • Storage
  • Soaking/Washing/Drying
  • Sorting and Folding
  • Ironing and Hanging

A modern laundry room includes a variety of essential/optional accessories. Consider each of these items and whether they need a dedicated space in your new design.

  1. Ironing Board: Stored In Tall Cupboard; Pull-Out System; Wall Mounted Option.
  2. Iron: Stored In Cupboard/Drawers; Iron Holder.
  3. Drying Rack: Foldable; Wall Mounted; Ceiling Mounted; Free Standing; Heated Rack. Stored In Cupboard.
  4. Vacuum Cleaner: Stored In Cupboard/Drawers; Wall Mounted; Storage Racks; Pull-Out System.
  5. Waste/Recycling Bins: Freestanding; Drawer Pull-Out System; Stored in Cupboards.
  6. Folding Table: Freestanding; Wall Mounted; Pull-Out System; Stored in Cupboards.
  7. Laundry Basket/s: Freestanding; Sits on Bench Top; In Cupboards; Sits on Washer/Dryer.
  8. Heated Flooring: Creates Winter Drying Room; Moisture Control; Enhanced Comfort
  9. Hanging Rod or Clothesline: Retractable; Wall Mounted Drying Rack; Hanging Rail.
  10. Additional Sink: For handwashing; bathing pets.
  11. Washer and Dryer Pedestals: Optional raised platforms that elevate the washer and dryer, providing storage space underneath.
  12. Laundry Sort Bins (Colours; Soiled; Materials; Ironing): Freestanding; Drawer Pull-Out System; Stored in Cupboards.

LAUNDRY STORAGE ITEMS CHECK LIST

  1. Numerous Cleaning Products
  2. Cleaning Equipment (e.g., broom, mop, bucket etc)
  3. Linen (towels, sheets, aprons)
  4. Folding Table
  5. Steamer
  6. Lint Roller
  7. Sewing Kit
  8. First Aid Kit
  9. Hooks For Hats, Raincoats, Umbrellas, Winter Coats etc
  10. Laundry Sorting Hampers (colour or material/soiled/ironing/repairing)
  11. Overhead Drying Racks or Pulley Systems
  12. Decor (e.g., wall art, rugs, plants)
  13. Trash or Recycling Bins
  14. Ladder or Step Stool (e.g., for reaching high shelves)
  15. Pet Grooming/Food/Toys/Leads
  16. Shoe Rack or Storage for Footwear/Gumboots
  17. Radio, Speaker, Television (for entertainment)
  18. Racks for Hanging Brooms, Mops, or Other Cleaning Tools
  19. Safety Equipment (e.g., fire extinguisher)
  20. Laundry Room Seating (e.g., bench, stool, chair)
  21. Iron Holder
  22. Smart Appliances/Laundry Monitoring Systems
  23. Rug/Mat
  24. Additional Sink (for handwashing)
  25. Pet Friendly Shower/Bathtub/Dryer
  26. Pet Bed Nook
  27. Ventilation System
  28. Miscellaneous Household Supplies (e.g., light bulbs, batteries, extension leads etc)
  29. Miscellaneous Gardening Supplies
  30. Celebration Decorations (e.g., Christmas tree, wrapping/decorating supplies etc)
  31. Miscellaneous Hobby or Craft Supplies
  32. Miscellaneous Sports or Outdoor Gear
  33. Bulk Packaging

What is trending in laundry appliances?

In laundry appliances, several trends are currently popular:

  1. Smart Technology: Many laundry appliances now offer smart features, such as remote monitoring and control via smartphone apps, which allow users to start, stop, and monitor their laundry from anywhere.
  2. Energy Efficiency: Energy-efficient washers and dryers are in demand as consumers seek to reduce their energy consumption and utility bills. Look for appliances with high Energy Star ratings.
  3. Large Capacity: With the trend towards larger households and the desire to do laundry less frequently, large-capacity washers and dryers are becoming more popular.
  4. Steam Cleaning: Steam cleaning is a feature that is gaining popularity, as it can help to remove stains and odours more effectively than traditional washing methods.
  5. Compact and Stackable Units: Where space is limited, especially in apartments/townhouses, smaller, compact, and stackable laundry units are becoming more popular.
  6. Noise Reduction: Consumers are increasingly looking for laundry appliances that operate quietly, especially if their laundry room is located near living spaces.
  7. Customisation and Personalisation: Some laundry appliances now offer features that allow users to customise their wash cycles based on their specific needs, such as fabric type, soil level, and colour.
  8. Sustainability: There is a growing demand for sustainable laundry appliances that use less water and electricity and are made from environmentally friendly materials.
  9. Luxury Features: High-end laundry appliances may offer luxury features such as built-in sinks, specialized wash cycles for delicate fabrics, and advanced controls.
  10. Design and Aesthetics: Consumers are increasingly interested in laundry appliances that not only perform well but also complement the design aesthetic of their home, with sleek, modern designs and a range of colour options.

What is trending in laundry designs and materials?

In laundry designs, there’s a trend towards creating multi-functional spaces that blend seamlessly with the rest of the home’s decor.

  1. Multi-Functional Spaces: Laundry rooms are no longer just for washing clothes; they’re becoming multi-functional spaces that can also serve as mudrooms, pet washing stations, or even home offices.
  2. Laundry Spaces (Combined with Kitchens or Bathrooms): Where space is limited, it allows for efficient use of space and combines essential areas of the home.
  3. Storage Solutions: There’s a focus on maximizing storage space with custom cabinetry, shelving, and clever storage solutions to keep the laundry room organized and clutter-free.
  4. Integrated Appliances: Concealing washing machines and dryers behind cabinetry or integrating them into the design of the room is a popular trend to create a sleek and cohesive look.
  5. Durable and Low-Maintenance Materials: Materials like porcelain tiles, quartz countertops, and durable cabinetry finishes are popular for their durability and ease of maintenance in a high-traffic area like the laundry room.
  6. Natural Elements: Incorporating natural elements like wood accents or stone countertops can add warmth and texture to the laundry room, creating a more inviting space.
  7. Bold Colours and Patterns: Adding a pop of colour or bold patterns to the walls, floors, or cabinetry can add personality and interest to the laundry room design.
  8. Energy-Efficient Appliances: With a growing emphasis on sustainability, energy-efficient appliances are a popular choice for laundry rooms to reduce energy consumption and lower utility bills.
  9. Smart Technology: Smart features like remote monitoring, automatic detergent dispensing, and energy usage tracking are becoming more common in laundry appliances, adding convenience and efficiency to the laundry process.
  10. Green and Sustainable Design: Using eco-friendly materials, such as recycled glass countertops or sustainable wood cabinets, is a growing trend in laundry room design.
  11. Statement Lighting: Eye-catching light fixtures, such as pendant lights or chandeliers, can add a touch of elegance and style to the laundry room design.
  12. Open Shelving: Open shelving is a popular trend for laundry rooms, providing easy access to frequently used items and creating a more open and airier feel.
  13. Laundry Sinks: Deep, durable sinks are becoming more popular in laundry rooms, providing a convenient space for handwashing, soaking, pet washing and other laundry-related tasks.
  14. Folding Stations: Dedicated folding stations with ample counter space are trending, providing a convenient area for sorting and folding laundry.
  15. Patterned Tiles: Patterned tiles are a stylish choice for laundry room floors, adding visual interest and personality to the space.
  16. Laundry Chutes: In homes with multiple levels, laundry chutes are a convenient and practical addition, allowing clothes to be easily dropped from upper floors to the laundry room below.
  17. Bi-Fold Closable Cupboard: This design allows the laundry area to be hidden away when not in use, providing a neat and tidy appearance.
  18. Hidden Ironing Boards: Built-in or pull-out ironing boards that can be easily concealed when not in use are a practical and space-saving solution.
  19. Pet-Friendly Features: As more homeowners incorporate pet care into their daily routines, pet-friendly features such as built-in pet nooks, feeding stations, and washing areas are gaining popularity in laundry rooms.
  20. Vintage-Inspired Design: Vintage-inspired fixtures and accessories, such as retro- style appliances or farmhouse sinks, are a popular choice for adding character to laundry room designs.
  21. Alternative Doors to Swing Doors: Instead of traditional swing doors, sliding barn doors or pocket doors are being used in laundry rooms to save space and add a rustic or modern touch to the room.
  22. Accent Walls: Creating an accent wall with bold paint colours, wallpaper, or textured materials can add drama and personality to the laundry room design.

These trends reflect a growing emphasis on functionality, style, and convenience in laundry room design, making them more than just a utilitarian space but a stylish and practical part of the home.

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