The Hardworking Utility Room
Perhaps even more so than in the main kitchen, order is key in a utility room – we won’t let kitchens steal the show! Storage and organisation will make it a functional space where everything has its place and where each detail works towards making the cleaning, laundry and other domestic work that little bit easier.
From wall-mounted airers to pull-out drawers for cleaning products and custom cabinetry for hosting the washing machine and tumble dryer, there are solutions for all your utility needs! The room shouldn’t just be an extension of your kitchen, it should be close by but it needs to have a clear purpose and it should give you space to hide away the things you do not want in your main kitchen area. This is probably more important than ever to our clients as open plan living-kitchen spaces have become popular and make it harder to hide the clutter!
Many utility rooms have dual purposes: they double up as boot rooms or additional larder or freezer space – or even bike storage! This is where purposeful and intentional design is key. If laundry is to be a main use of the room, then thinking about things like underfloor heating, an ironing area or drying racks is essential, for example.
The utility room can be a game-changer in your home, making chores easier and, even, more enjoyable! It all comes down to clever design, particularly if the room is small: space-saving ideas and clever storage are key alongside, of course, a beautiful aesthetic. The design choices can be chosen to compliment your kitchen or it can be a true little gem of its own – the choice is yours.