**Downsize your laundry.** Slotting your washing machine and dryer into a cupboard enables you to have a laundry in high-traffic areas such the kitchen or bathroom, which can also be shut it away. Also utilise any spare surface area for storage by building in shelves, shacks and hooks. See more of this [Melbourne home](http://www.homestolove.com.au/interior-designer-terri-shannon-lights-up-melbourne-home-2854|target="_blank"). Photo: Armelle Habib / *Australian House & Garden*
23 Awesome Australian Homes To Inspire Your Dreams Of Indoor/Outdoor Living | Long sliding glass doors along the back side of this home open up onto the backyard as well as onto a covered, lit dining patio, making outdoor dinner parties possible even on rainy nights.
Light and air take pride of place here, providing the perfect place for precious me-time. "The approach with this family bathroom was to create a light, modern space," says Fiona Lynch, who created the design for the bathroom. "The freestanding vanity bench with timber dowel leg detail and mesh drawer fronts is subtle, but textural. Neutral tiling sits neatly as a light backdrop." Corian **benchtop** in Glacier White from [CASF](http://casf.com.au/|target="_blank") with pinewood vanity