Trends can be dangerous as the word trend often makes you feel like you are looking at something that won’t last or won’t be around much longer. My advice when it comes to trends is if you see something you like and is practical then jump on board and ride that trend where it takes you. Below we will be covering the 2022 laundry renovation trends and the ones I really like the look of and think is actually practical.
Laundry renovations for me should look great but also be functional so I always tend to keep away from anything too distracting at eye level while usually keeping everything open but streamlined so hopefully, 2022 will keep that feeling going.
Long Bars Are In.
The biggest trends of the 2020s for me when it comes to renovating laundries our clients are always asking for a bar to hang their clothes on for either drying reasons or practical reasons such as ironing.
These long bars that go under or wall to wall on the cabinets are usually fixed in three parts depending on the size of space it is covering but is great for small apartments or places where you don’t get a lot of outside drying time for your clothes.
If you are not a fan of the bar wall to wall you can always do a half laundry bar like in the image below which goes around half the size to allow for a more open space. The best benefit of these is they are not too distracting. One thing I will mention is if you wanted to lose wall cupboard space you can built them behind the doors to create a hidden clothes hanging laundry bar.
LAUNDRY VJ PANELS ARE IN
VJ panels in bathrooms are booking and this has moved over into the laundry renovations. VJ panels in your laundry will look amazing, one of the big reasons they are a big 2022 laundry renovation trend is that they provide less grout and a softer finish to your laundry space.
The big debate is this question here, Can you use VJ Panels as a laundry splashback? The answer is YES and NO. So as covered in our complete guide to VJ Panels you can access it by CLICK HERE or at the end through the image VJ Panels are not great for sections where they will have constant running water on them like a shower area. You need to take big steps to get the right panels that are water-resistant that we cover and the right type of paint but YES you can use VJ Panneling as a laundry Splashback like these beautiful laundry renovations above and below.
Why not add a little bit of colour or shades to your panels to make the splashback pop even more like this below laundry renovation below that also uses our next big laundry trend of the 2022 the wall wood panels.
Let’s say you are not comfortable using VJ Panels in your laundry for the splashback well Jimmy has another option for you which can be a little more labour intensive or mentally more draining to find the right tile but below is an example of what you can do to create a wood panelling look alike just using tiles instead. I love it but it might not be for everyone the hardest part with any tile like this is getting something with zero patterns in the finish of the tile.
OPEN SHELVES ARE IN
Open shelving is great at the end of a laundry wall to allow you to put more loved products. This can be a hanging plant, candle or that amazing painting you made on a weekend regardless of the idea of the open shelving is both based on a practical sense of displaying items but also gives you the flexibility to how your last cupboard finishes especially if you have a window at the end.
You can either go with the flat shelf-like above @adoremagazine laundry renovation or the more boxed opening which is become a lot more popular as it feels more part of the cupboards and also can allow you to install storage above which we all know is important for all laundries especially laundry renovations on the small side.
As mentioned above one of the key practical reasons for the open shelving is that it will finish better around laundry renovations that have a large window or a protruding section near the end of the benchtop like in the example below.
BOLD BUT SOFT SPLASHBACKS ARE IN
Gone are the days of bright red glass splashback, there was a period of laundry renovation where you almost had to wear sunglasses inside the splashback were so overwhelming. In 2022 and the whole of the 2020’s the biggest laundry splashback trend will be the use of dramatic tiles without being too much. What I mean by this are probably the biggest trend which is herringbone splashback tiling. It can be either done in a white with a subtle grout difference or a more marble based
Why on the subject of laundry splashback trends let me show you some really wonderful new and old styles that I think would look amazing as your laundry splashback.
Vertical stack bond tiling like the above laundry renovation is beautiful and adds a real subtle wow factor to your laundry. You can do this using smaller mosaic tiles often referred to as Kit Kat tiles which are really popular at the moment.
Hexagon tiles like the laundry splashback above are one of the many shapes including penny round tiles below which are becoming the norm for all laundry splashbacks. The key for installing a hexagon tile is how impactful it is and how much it will dominate the space so it’s important to make sure it does not stand out like a sore thumb.
DOING YOU IS IN
So lastly we come to the final 2022 laundry renovation trend and that is the “doing you” part which means exactly this when it comes to spaces like your laundry you should be as bold as you want to. In Australia when it comes to renovating any part of your house you can pretty much do whatever you want we have limitations so that is why you have seen such an explosion in different and funky renovations over the last few years.
Looking at this stunning laundry renovation by @heliconiainteriors above they use black and brass fittings, open wood shelving and hexagon splashback. What I love about this laundry is that is it has plenty of storage which is always the key, subtle benchtop is paramount when you have an explosive splashback like this.
What I love about this @leo.and.cub laundry renovation above is the use of terrazzo floor tiles, combined with wood gain base cupboards mixed with white wall cupboards. Finally, we come to the fish scale/mermaid splashback tiles which again around the white finishes pop and do not overwhelm the space.
Look at this beauty above by @sydesign_sydney from the use of colour on the cupboards with a light wood overhead to the benchtop splashback and that stunning feature tile. When adding a bold colour the key for any renovation is not overdoing your splashback.
Finally, we have the masters @threebirdrenovations with this gorgeous laundry renovation. I am not the biggest fan of stacked washer/dryer but if it’s great for getting more base cupboard space if are limited by it. One of the beauties of this space is the stunning wallpaper, shaker style cabinets and beautiful mirror which is great for any laundry that is used in a toilet/powder room.
Final thoughts on 2022 Laundry Renovation Trends
In conclusion, the 2022 laundry renovation trends you should be looking into is VJ panelling, open shelves, herringbone tiling and long bars. The last part of that trend is the idea of being bold and going for the laundry renovation you want.
Trends are trends for a reason but as mentioned above whenever you renovate you should renovate to your needs and style as you never know what or who would buy your house so why not have something you love and deal with the rest later. When it comes to laundry renovations and the trends it comes with you the key takeaway you should have is make your laundry more practical when you can.
If you are looking for some before afters of our laundry renovations check out the link below just click the image below.
Interetsed in VJ Panels and wanted a bigger guide to using them we have your covered below is a link to our complete guide to VJ Panels used in wet rooms CLICK HERE or the image below.
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