Majestic 40 at Gardener's Ridge

building a Wisdom Majestic in North Kellyville

Laundry and Bathrooms


aka ‘the wet areas’.

These were also chosen at the Timpelle kitchen meeting.

Something I forgot to mention previously was that it is an upgrade to have a two-tone kitchen with Wisdom. It is also standard that all wet area benchtops and vanities be the same colour. Having splurged on the upgrade to Supernatural Caesarstone for the breakfast bar we were happy to stick to one standard colour for the wet area benchtops. However we did a small upgrade to Lamiwood from the standard Laminex vanities and have different colours between the different areas.


The laundry is a decent size even after we shaved off a bit to extend the Butler’s Pantry. As standard it comes with a built-in laminated Laundry unit with a stainless steel drop in tub and 20mm Caesarstone top.

We are putting in a broom cupboard with shelves inside at one end and the Laundry unit with a double cupboard over it at the other end with an extended benchtop between. There will be a hanging rail between the broom cupboard and overhead cupboards for ironing. At home we had a Sheila Maid which was so useful, so the rail will be my version of it.

sheila maid Sheila Maid

The washing machine and tumble dryer will be under the bench plus there will be an extractor fan as well. We plan to have the classic Australian Hills Hoist Rotary Dryer outside as I like to line dry most of the time. Having just seen the price of it ($500+) it could well become our garden feature too! Think I’ll train the security cameras on that instead of the doors! I’ll forgo the package with 100 pegs as well – I’m OCD enough about hanging the washing out as it is – each item must have the same  type of peg. Not quite as bad as my sister where they have to colour match too….


I forgot to mention that I love the Aussie design feature of bulkheads over the overhead cupboards. They eliminate the gap between cupboard top and ceiling and stop the need to clean all the dust and grease build up. However I did eventually get wise in the UK and lined the top with newspaper that could be replaced regularly. That is one instance where it pays to be vertically challenged – you can stand on the benchtop and clean the top of the cupboards!

For the Laundry and Main Bathroom:

Vanities in Lamiwood

Laminex Chalky Teak

Benchtop in

Caesarstone Night Sky


For the Powder Room and En-Suite:

Vanities in Lamiwood

Laminex Oyster Linea

Benchtop in

Caesarstone Night Sky


Author: lunar62

Having lived here as a child in the 60's I fell in love with Australia and always hoped to one day be able to visit again. So when the opportunity came to move here with my husband's job we decided nothing ventured nothing gained and decided to go for it even though it was hard to leave our family and friends behind in the UK. So now we're here lock, stock and barrel, children and pets too and embarking on building a new home.

6 thoughts on “Laundry and Bathrooms

  1. I’ve never heard the term “Sheila maid” – though Sheila sounds very Australian! After your comment about its usefulness, I think I need to find a spot for a rail in my laundry too. Don’t worry about the initial cost of the Hill’s hoist. Think of the longterm savings from not having to use a dryer.

    • It does sound very Aussie but its actually British I believe, another name I think is a Molly maid. Its great for drying things on but I used it mainly to hold shirts on a coat hanger on before ironing them. Helps let the creases drop out!

  2. Sounds like you’ve had an epic week with all of the appointments. We’re still waiting for our final set of plans to review 😦

    • It was certainly full on! At least we felt like we were moving forward though. There isn’t a minute to spare in the meetings either. Most of them went OK but we needed more time in the electrical appointment it felt very rushed towards the end.
      I hope you get your plans back soon.

  3. Hi lunar62, just found your blog after it came up on a google search on Laminex Oyster Linea. I’m re-thinking my colour choices for our powder room downstairs. I’ve picked caesarstone Walnut with White Silk Finish but now thinking I might replace the white with oyster linea? Indecision! Anyways, love your colour schemes and the house plans are great. We actually considered the Majestic before we decided to go with Metricon. Look forward to following your build:)

    • Hi Sheilzy,
      It’s so hard to choose the colours as there are so many lovely ones around. I’ve just had a quick peek at your blog and will read it properly tomorrow. I see you used an interior designer, how great is that! Your colour choices look great, I look forward to seeing them come to life.

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