The Muddy Boot Room

The boot room is having a moment! And we get it – who wouldn’t want a dedicated space to house all those messy bits that otherwise don’t have their own space? They can help keep your kitchen and entrance clear, and give you somewhere to house all that ‘stuff’: boots, coats, hats, running shoes, umbrellas. You name it, and we can find a place for it!

 

 

Open shelves, benches and hooks are essential, but you might also want closed cupboard spaces (for hiding those smelly running shoes you won’t part with), bike storage or even pet beds. The boot room is meant to be a hardworking room – so let’s make it work hard.

It can double up as a potting shed too in which case you would really want a sink and taps – although even if you won’t be putting your green fingers to work, these can be useful for cleaning up after muddy walks too. If space isn’t an issue then you might also want to include a downstairs loo.

 

Utility room with stained Iroko worktops and a Perrin & Rowe butler sink and brass taps with Industville lights and copper jugs on display.

 

Make sure to keep the hardworking nature of the room in mind when choosing materials. We love flagstone flooring for a country feel as well as for their long-lasting and hard-wearing quality. Think wipeable paint and durable materials – but always with a beautiful aesthetic. We can help you choose the right materials and finishes.

We love bold colour choices for these spaces, especially darker colours like Hague Blue, to add style all the while staying practical – we don’t want all that mud to show up too easily.

Although these spaces aren’t glamorous, this does not mean they can’t be luxurious! This is especially important if it is the first and last room you walk through as you come in and out the house – and we all know how important first impressions are.

 

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