Designing a Boot Room

Are you considering a boot room? Have you got space or an additional room to build a boot room into your home? At The Handmade Kitchen Company by Nicholas Bridger, we have designed many boot rooms to connect both the outdoors and indoors, cleverly designing the layout of the space that is perfect for all the family.

When it comes to designing a boot room we need to remember that this space is to connect both indoors and outdoors and an area that provides the family with an area to prepare for, school, a trip, or coming in from a long beautiful walk with the dog. Incorporate as much open and closed storage as possible, keeping a calm and balanced design aesthetic, as well as everything in one place.

In our Hadley Wood project below you can see from this amazing shot how the boot room/ laundry room glides beautifully on from the main kitchen area. Both rooms consisted of a two-tone colour scheme from Little Greene, they included Juniper Ash 115 and French Grey 113. Our classic shaker style was chosen for the furniture with a recessed plinth giving the cabinets a more statement look. We worked with Tom Hughes London interior designer throughout the whole project.

Open storage is beneficial to store items such as boots and hats that are easily accessible. Baskets on an open-shelf provide you with an easy-to-reach place, allowing you to grab your car keys on your way out of the door, or reminding you to take the shopping bags. It allows for a sufficient and tidy boot room that says goodbye to that cluttered feel.

Adding a clothes rail is another excellent idea to hang coats and jackets making it easier to choose your outerwear for that day.

To ensure continuity and consistency throughout the overall project design, opt for the same cabinetry design and hardware as the main kitchen, however, changing the paint is an excellent idea to reflect in the change of light and space.

The Hadley Wood boot room even acts as a laundry room too!

Tall closed storage is ideal to hang coats and jackets with a place beneath to store boots and shoes. We can easily incorporate pull-out trays into the design too. Closed in storage keeps an overall calm and uncluttered feel, no one wants to see piles of clutter as they walk in from a busy day, they also allow for concealing electrical and server units.

A floor-to-ceiling cabinet sits perfectly in the corner to keep all of the outdoor essentials behind a door hand-painted in Juniper Ash 115 by Little Greene. What makes this room even more special is to the right of the cupboard is a door where a gym is built and more of our handmade furniture is added.

Artisan shelves with coat pegs look great designed above bench seating that ensures the everyday essentials such as coats, jackets, and umbrellas are easily accessible when coming in and out of the home. The shelf then allows you to place bulkier items such as picnic baskets and sports equipment.

Designing a bench seat into the space is ideal for families who focus much more on outdoor pursuits. It offers a handy spot to take off shoes and can be seen as a dual-purpose piece of cabinetry with built-in storage underneath.

It then comes down to the floor. The floor is sometimes often overlooked compared to other areas of the home. Flooring in a boot room must be hard-wearing and robust. A stone or tiled floor is essential to provide wear and tear in the high-traffic area.

Our Potters Bar project was designed by us and Ginger and Mylo Interior Designer. We went for a different look to the main kitchen in this room with a tongue and groove appearance and hand-painted in a lighter hue, this room also acts as a utility. An artisan shelf was added with coat pegs and below this sits a bench seat with built-in storage. Floor-to-ceiling cabinets fill the space to store other items and we even had space for a large wine cooler!

If you would like to know more about designing a handmade boot room into your home contact us today – we look forward to hearing from you.


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