Service Area: Organization

It’s hard to find information for organizing/decorating service areas, is not it? So, here are some photos and tips I found in my searches:

Below drawings I found, published by (architect?) Ana Afonso in January 2009 (unfortunately, I did not save the site), which show good dispositions for the service area items (see the numbers in the text)

Let’s start on the floor: The floor of the service area must be water resistant. Ideally, either the cabinets should be 20cm high above the floor or there should be a 10cm masonry base for the cabinets to be on top of it (5). So they are not spoiled by moisture. Attention to the leveling of the floor: it must have trim to the drain to avoid dusting.

Flooring and walls: You can use ceramics, porcelain tiles or veneers for the flooring that can be used only in the area of ​​the tanks or in the middle wall and paint with acrylic paint of a light and refreshing color, such as light green, for example.

Ventilation: Not to be missed, to allow good drying of clothes. The clothesline should be near the window. If you can, make square squared.

Lighting: Preferably fluorescent lamps, which spend less and do not heat up. The washing and drying machines and the ironing board should be well lit.

Electrical: Do not forget to have an outlet for each appliance. And their position must be thought of before reform or construction begins.

Organization: As the service area is becoming increasingly minimal, use the walls! Place shelves, hooks, tall cabinets. The ironing board (2) must be of the type that is collected when not in use. The hanging rails (3) also save space. Have one container or space or laundry basket, another for clean laundry. Put clothes rack (1) and a place to leave too many clothes passed near the ironing board. In the vaults, separate place for cleaning materials. Do not forget to separate a space also for the vacuum cleaner and another for the buckets. The brooms can be placed in hooks on the wall or in cabinets that exist for this purpose (6). The iron should be stored near the ironing board.

A good idea is to put the tank and washer from Aceinland (and dryer, if any) fitted into a wall or cabinet module (4). Front opening washers allow you to use the space on them better, including putting a stone top just above, to support the clothes and products. Place the washing and drying machines next to the tank and use the same water pipe (8).

Hydraulics: The taps should have aerator with pointed nose and long neck and be specific to service area. Do not forget the water inlet and outlet for the washing machine (9).