Who doesn’t love freshly laundered towels? Okay, well, maybe it’s just me… but you do at least like them, don’t you? What I mean to say is, nobody is actively averse to clean, fluffy towels, neatly folded and maybe even slightly warm.
I’m particularly enjoying mine today on account of having just done a huge load of washing in my brand spanking new, custom laundry. Designers have long skirted around paying much attention to this humble zone of the home, but I’ve been noticing for a while now that laundries are taking on more character, or at least more space efficiency and effectiveness as a user-friendly living space. So I finally took it upon myself to have mine made over.
My excitement about these towels speaks for itself, really. It’s not that they’re better laundered than usual; it’s more about how the new design impacts on my experience of doing laundry. I mean, my elation might be a tad disproportionate and subject to wearing off as my perfectly proportioned new appliance cabinets become less of a novelty and more a part of everyday life. That’s entirely possible.
The problem is, now I want to get the whole house remodelled to match the laundry. The bathroom would love some attention, although it’s got pretty good bones, so a full-on renovation probably isn’t necessary. A few high quality fittings would work wonders – new taps and some more interesting knobs on the built-in cabinets, for example. That could be a DIY job.
Something I would absolutely leave to the professionals is the kitchen. It’s not terrible, but I do feel like it could work harder in terms of supporting my wellbeing. Contemporary kitchen design ideas are a dime a dozen online, I wouldn’t know where to begin, but I envisage the space being organised in a more logical way that flows harmoniously with the shape of the room.
One thing I know for sure is that I’ll need some new tea towels, because I’m probably going to be washing them more often than is strictly necessary from now on.