The laundry’s rarely what you’d call an ‘exciting’ place as far as design’s concerned. It’s possibly the most utilitarian space in most houses, and most people don’t really get a lot of joy from the time they spend there (some of us dread it). All the more reason to make sure yours is going to be comfortable.

Above all else, your laundry needs to be practical – it needs to contain all the right elements to allow you to do what you need to, and it needs to be designed so that there’s ample room for you to work, bend and shift around where you need to.