Create a Utility Room That Works for You

14th Jan 2020

Sometimes everyday life can feel like it’s getting on top of you. Quite literally when it comes to laundry. With the start of a new year, and a new decade, it’s the perfect time to start afresh. And as you mean to go on. We have some easy ways to make those unavoidable everyday tasks, a little more enjoyable.


Even thought it’s the hardest working room of the house, your utility space need not look like this is the case. Create rules for where things live with smaller storage boxes which can be stacked one on top of each other to make the most of shelf space.

Portland Storage Box

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Choose a neutral colour palette to make sure the overall feeling is one of calm. Crisp whites, natural linen and smart stripes suggest that every is in order and under control.

Set of 2 Looped Tea Towels

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When space is limited, storage that provides more than one function is a win-win. Iron boards are a prime example of something that needs to be accessible but can take up unnecessary room. A laundry shelf with hooks for an ironing board as well as space for the iron itself, is a good solution. Treat your iron to a smart new cover and you’ll be pleased to have it on show.

Melcombe Ironing Shelf

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With concerns for wastage and single-use plastics being front of mind, and washing piling up on a daily basis, laundry might seem like a tricky area to tackle. However, reusable glass bottles mean that laundry liquid, fabric conditioner and cleaning solutions can be stored whilst reducing the recycling needed. Create a bottle shelf of all your liquids and use a pen to mark what’s what for when you need it.

Melcombe Bottle Shelf

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Freestanding units are a great way to maximise space with the utility room. Use soft baskets to hold things tidily and to add some welcome texture in an ordinarily functional space.

Chapman Laundry Unit

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