7 Ways to Make the Most of a Small Utility Room
If you’re lucky enough to have earmarked a potential spot in which to create a utility – that dreamy place where the laundry equipment and cleaning stuff that’s cluttering up your kitchen can finally go and live an independent life – you may only have solved half the problem.
That ‘spare’ spot you’ve located may well be spare for a reason – because it’s tiny! If so, don’t despair – clever design can almost certainly make the diddiest of spaces beautifully functional. Here are some ideas from the professionals.
Lewis Alderson & Co.
When planning some of the most functional spaces in our homes, it’s easy to feel restricted by standard dimensions, such as a floor cabinet must be 600mm deep. Often it takes the confidence and ingenuity of a professional to break with convention – as Lewis Alderson & Co has done in this compact, bespoke utility.
You can’t get away from a washing machine and dryer needing a standard-depth space, but just because the rest of the room doesn’t allow for that, it doesn’t mean you can’t add meaningful storage. Just look at the next photo to see why…
To make the room a useable space, the next floor cabinet along is super-shallow, but perfect for bottles of cleaning liquids.
Next to this clever cupboard is space for a laundry basket to slot in at an angle, while above there’s more slimline storage, hanging racks, an open shelf and a useful pinboard.
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