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winner goes whimsical

From Habitat magazine - issue 10

The standard of entries to our laundry competition was overwhelming but we managed to pick our winning entries.

Laundry redesigns
Before photos – Left: 1st prize Right: 2nd prize

It’s often the neglected room of the house – the laundry. A place where you go purely to do chores, a place hidden round the back of the house, in the garage or in a cupboard.

Which is why in our last issue (Summer 08) Resene and Electrolux decided it was time to turn the spotlight on laundries and challenge you to redesign your own. We offered the successful participants three prizes including the latest washing machine and dryers from Electrolux, as well as room-lots of paint from Resene.

You responded with overwhelming creativity and professionalism, which made the judging difficult. There were large families who were in desperate need, couples whose laundries were also the cattery, and even a poor woman who had to balance between the bumper bar of the truck and a stool in order to reach the dryer.

But choose we did, and photographs of the renovated laundries will be published in the next issue of Habitat – view as ebook.

Our lucky first prize winner is Alice Domett Doyle of Wellington, whose whimsical eco-friendly solution used black, white Resene Merino) and metallic silver paint (Resene Silver Aluminium). Once completed, the walls are to be adorned with stencils of clothes hanging on a line, and the front of the tub will have Resene Blackboard Paint to keep the kids amused or to bear this week’s poem. Flax kits will hang from the walls for pegs and gardening items that need transporting.

Carter Holt Harvey Products has also chipped in with some free Bestwood Melamine in Mist Grey for our winner.

The second prize winner is Amanda Hereaka, also of Wellington, whose colourful solution is inspired by the Art Deco origins of the house and the artworks of Piet Mondrian. She will use blocks of colour such as Resene Soapstone and Resene Fast Lane, perhaps joined by Resene Pattens Blue, Resene Blue Night and Resene Moon Glow, depending on the surfaces and size available.

Third prize goes to Peter Ensor of Auckland, whose cupboard-style laundry is next to the kitchen and will get a fresh coat of Resene Chill Out and Resene Half Spanish White. His exhaustive research of appliances and paint found that Resene and Electrolux matched his family’s needs for environmental awareness, noise control and energy efficiency.

Top tip

Resene produces a paint specially for damp areas like laundries. Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen Kitchen & Bathroom combines anti-bacterial silver protection and MoulDefender mould inhibitor, perfect for minimising unwanted nasties in kitchens, bathrooms and laundries.

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