They say the kitchen is the heart of the home and the utility room is the workhorse of the kitchen!
Modern homes are all about designing functional spaces that become an essential part of modern-day life, and the utility room is just that. We are seeing more and more open-plan kitchens/diners and most homeowners wish to have a separate utility/boot room to complete those unattractive chores.
Is your household full of children and dogs? You know mud prints will be all over those sparkly clean tiles at this time of year. A boot or utility room is such a clever idea, not only removing several laundry appliances cluttering up the kitchen, but it serves as a space where both animals and small children can be gathered before letting them loose in your pristine kitchen.
In this blog, step into a realm of purposeful design and unparalleled functionality with The Handmade Kitchen Company’s bespoke utility rooms. Extend your home beyond expectations as we help you redefine the concept and functionality of utility spaces.
Every corner of your home deserves the touch of exquisite craftsmanship, and that is why we want to help you design a bespoke utility room that allows you to operate essential functions of the home in a dedicated space.
Store and wash your dirty clothes, incorporate a washing machine and dryer in a stacked or side-by-side format and complete those unattractive chores in this dedicated space.
The bespoke cabinetry within this utility, offers an abundance of space for storing detergents, laundry baskets and more, keeping everything out of sight all sat behind our beautifully crafted traditional shaker doors.
We like to carry the kitchen design through to the utility room simply because it will keep the look and feel of the space consistent. If the utility is adjacent to the main kitchen area, consider the same paint colours, hardware finish and worktops for a seamless finish.
When it comes to planning the layout, our main objective at HMK is usually to allocate a space adjacent to the main kitchen. This space is intended to integrate storage, laundry appliances, a separate sink and faucet and any other additional appliances such as a second freezer, second fridge or second dishwasher.
Stacking the appliances allows you to pop the tumble dryer on top of the washing machine. You can opt for the cabinetry to be open or concealed behind the beautiful doors. It also means that you don’t have to compromise on the number of appliances in smaller spaces.
Laundry appliances are well worth investing in and Miele is the go-to choice when choosing washing machines and tumble dryers due to reliability and ease of use.
Once you have decided on your utility style, choose a tap to complement it. We love a Perrin & Rowe aged brass tap just like the one below in the Stock project. Try and follow the same aesthetic as the kitchen for example the handles. A large, deep sink is ideal for welly washing, emptying mop buckets and washing clothes. A Belfast with a drainer is the ideal choice.
Storage in the utility room is a key element to make this room function like the kitchen, storing linens, towels and cleaning products. You can even incorporate a drying cupboard which is the final piece to the perfect utility. It’s the perfect place for drying delicate items that cannot go in the tumble dryer such as cashmere or silk.
A utility room is often a high-traffic area, and sometimes tends to have access to the great outdoors, so it’s worth considering a hard-wearing floor. A limestone floor would be a much better option than a wooden floor as they may not live up to the pressure of wet paws and muddy boots.
At The Handmade Kitchen Company, we love creating truly bespoke and unique spaces that fit your home and family’s needs. We look forward to hearing from you about designing a utility room that only your visions and dreams could create. Our team will bring your dreams to life, contact us today!