Making The Most Out Of Your Utility Room

Utility rooms are handy to have in homes but not everyone is blessed with one. Plus, if you do have one, you may not be making the most out of its space.

You may use it regularly but not pay much attention to it, however; if you spend some time considering the space, you may find there are many ways to make the most out of it.

Here are some tips on making the most out of your utility room:

Think about your needs and if your utility room is meeting them.

Every family and home requires different things and a utility room can work perfectly for one family but not for another, depending on your lifestyle.

Not everyone needs several laundry baskets and you may not need loads of storage or shelves, but you do need to explore storage options so that you don't have to leave things lying on the floor.

Even if your utility room is small, there are plenty of ways to make the best out of the space you have.

Style and décor.

A utility room can still be stylish or at least, in the style you like. If you love clean and wooden finishes you can keep the utility room fresh with wooden floors and white walls.

For those who like more lively design, floral, funky designs and block designs are another consideration. Luckily, every type of storage solution is available from wicker baskets to more contemporary storage box options.

There is an opportunity to get units and storage built in to make it that bit more organised and this certainly works well for those who like to keep their things hidden away. 

Basket with blankets in it
If you love clean and wooden finishes you can keep the utility room fresh with wooden floors and white walls.

Think about bins and recycling spaces.

One of the major things all utility rooms should have is recycling space, as we know recycling is important now but in the future, it is going to be even more vital.

Simple drawers or cupboards can be installed that are hidden away and investing in push-to-open can be handy too. This makes your utility room a good source of organisation for rubbish with an area for general waste, recycling, food bins and a bottle bin too. 

Go big.

Hoovers, mops and sweeping brushes take up a lot of space so it is advised that you should get at least one tall cupboard to hide these things away. This is a natural way of saving space, but it also looks better and no one wants to be running into a hoover or mop on the floor! 

Make it spacious and useful.

It sounds silly but a utility room with some free space is useful when you need to fold laundry, sort out the ironing or need a space for outdoor gear.

You could have a shoe rack, but it is probably best to hide those shoes away and leave a space for laundry baskets.

Make it kid-friendly.

While a utility room is no place for a child, there is every chance they will find themselves in there while you are sorting washing or doing general chores. It is a good idea to place child locks on cupboards and keep those cleaning products tightly locked away from little hands.

Emma Hayes

Emma Hayes is a busy mum to two girls aged 17 and 11 and is married to her childhood sweetheart.

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