Sole trader painter/decorator works from home base with turnover around £20,000 pa. I presently claim £2 per week for 52 weeks home as office and £5 per week laundry for 44 weeks (to allow for holidays). I did tell client that I thought £5 per week for laundry was on the high side in view of the cost of soap powder until he told me he had gone through two washing machines in two years. I would like to increase these amounts to allow for storage of equipment and stock in his rented home. I would like to know if anyone is claiming for larger justifiable amounts in their own painter/decorator clients' accounts.