When you’re looking at designing a bespoke kitchen it’s a good idea to think about planning a separate utility room. If your kitchen is open plan, a separate utility room is highly desirable to keep your living space calm and fresh. The style of your utility room is likely to be quite personal to you and the way you live, just like your kitchen. The space you have will also dictate your options to a certain extent. At Handcrafted Kitchens we advise you to make a list of all the items that you would like to include and we can then collaborate with you to discuss the best way to design your perfect utility room.
Here are some ideas to consider :-
This is usually the main function of a utility room. Consider if you would like a washing machine and dryer or a combined washer dryer. If you prefer separate machines, these can be stored on top of each other for more space efficient storage. Do you need an ironing board in your utility room? How about a space saving wall mounted ironing board from Hafele?
A ceiling mounted drying rack is another favourite of ours. When it’s not fit to put your washing outside it’s the next best thing. It’s environmentally friendly and saves you tripping over the floor standing airers! Take a look at these beautifully made Victorian Kitchen Maid by Cast In Style
If you have enough room, a sink is a wonderful addition in a utility room. A single or double Belfast sink like this one from Shaws of Darwen is not only very practical but beautiful to look at and can be used to hand wash clothes, wellies or even the dog!
If you need to store lots of outdoor gear, why not make space in your utility room rather than creating a separate boot room? You’ll need storage options for boots, shoes and outdoor clothing. Hooks and drying space for damp coats is a must. Benches to sit on while you take off your muddy walking boots made by Handcrafted Kitchens can also be used as valuable storage space.
This angled laundry storage basket by Hafele is perfect to keep all the dirty linen in one place and avoid the need of lugging a heavy load to the utility room. We love using Hafele internal mechanisms at Handcrafted Kitchens in our handmade utility rooms because they are so well made.
Perfectly planned storage
Making the most of utility room storage is key and bespoke cabinetry is well worth the investment. Make sure you measure all the items you want to store in your bespoke utility room and Handcrafted Kitchens will help you design the interiors to fit exactly so that everything has its own place including ironing boards, outdoor jackets and shoes, wicker basket storage, plug points for recharging appliances, even hockey sticks!
If you want to keep your main kitchen spotless why not use your utility room for some of your food preparation? You will need a work surface with a sink, a fridge and of course additional ovens. Open shelving in the style of larder storage is not only space efficient but cost efficient.
A place for your pets
A utility room is ideal for keeping extra food and equipment for your furry friends. Plan a cabinet to store these items and consider a bespoke dog or cat bed for them, anything is possible at Handcrafted Kitchens because we make everything bespoke to fit in our Cheshire workshop !
If you would like us to help you design your perfect utility and kitchen call us on 0161 4837821 for a free design consultation we would be pleased to help you.