We are renovating and trying to come up with the best configuration for a new kitchen + laundry renovation. Here is our first idea. We will be closing in the back terrace to give us more space. I've been thinking there might be a way to use the extra space in that corner in a different way, perhaps as a small laundry and/ or walk-in pantry from the kitchen. In the sketch below the dotted lines are where the walls are now. We are happy to remove all of them to open up the space to the bathroom wall. One issue with that approach is that the laundry will kinda be in the middle of the house. I think it might be a bit noisy and so I'm wondering if it makes more sense to move it.
Hello @redstar !
If the doors you are using for your laundry are thick wardrobe doors then it should be enough to muffle the sound of the washing machine, that is on the assumption the doors are closed while you wash. I have a few suggestions about space use, but I do have some questions about your appliances. What is the size of your refrigerator? Do you want an oven tower? Are the sliding doors I am seeing on the plan new?
If the doors are new I would suggest moving the door next to the fridge be moved 100mm to the right to make that little 500mm wall into a 600mm wall. It will then allow you to use standard sized kitchen cabinets and move the fridge, oven tower and pantry to that side of the unused wall. Unless you already have an appliance there then my suggestion won't work.
I have seen some designs where the laundry has been placed next to the kitchen. But sound does play a factor but the look of the design makes it stand out. If you can put up with the noise it will look fantastic. ( time permitting I will draw it )( perhaps now would be a good time to invest in some noise cancelling earphones : ) )
Last option is to move the laundry out of there lock stock and place it in another part of the house. In the vacated space you can then put in the fridge, pantry and oven tower and have a very open kitchen design with no tall bulky items as they are now on that hidden wall space. Gives your kitchen that open plan look straight out of the magazines. I've drawn up some sketches for you hope you enjoy them and tell me what you think of my suggestions and what you would like to see.
Here was my other idea of the open plan. No doors on the laundry integrating it with the look of the kitchen.