For most people, the start of the year means decluttering and refreshing their homes, including the most functional space in the house – the utility room. Last year, recent searches for ‘utility room ideas’ were up 20 per cent. After all, there’s no reason why these hardworking and practical spaces can’t look great, too.
Whether you’re thinking of a new utility room design, updating your space, or seeking stylish storage solutions, here’s a collection of the most uplifting luxury utility rooms we’ve encountered to inspire you.
A play on texture
Break a neutral palette and make a subtle statement by introducing intriguing elements like this herringbone backsplash found in the utility room of entrepreneurs Tajinder and Paramjit of the Yorkshire Build. The marble countertop and wall lights create interest. At the same time, Armac Martin’s Merrick cabinet knobs make the utility room cabinets stand out, thanks to its reeded design, adding another layer of texture to the space.
Keep it classy
Inject a little personality to your space with elements like this floral fabric window shade. In this gorgeous utility room by interior design firm Stephenson Wright, adding these types of decor makes the area a little more playful while still staying classy.
Opting for floor to ceiling cabinetry, painted in Farrow & Ball French Gray, is an elegant and practical storage solution. Accentuate with hardware like Armac Martin’s Carlton Knob in a satin antique satin lacquered finish to create a timeless look that transforms the room into a tranquil space.
Polished and practical
This utility room by interior design studio Westbourne Group used details like subway tiles and open shelving for a more contemporary look. To balance out the whites, they opted for contrasting cabinets and classic accents like the Jefferson Knob in a burnished brass finish from Armac Martin.
Bespoke putty toned cabinetry and shelving create perfect harmony in this laundry room by The Secret Drawer. Designing storage around a sink or work surface creates stylish symmetry and keeps the whole utility room looking neat and easy on the eyes.
Since this utility room also doubles as a boot room, Planet Furniture designers opted for a mix of storage units and formed a dedicated area for each function. The use of muted sage green for various elements – the wall hook and shoe bench for the boot area and the cabinetry in the laundry – tied the two spaces cohesively.
Full-length cupboards with brass accents like the Queslett Cabinet Knob with Square Backplate and 0810 Hat and Coat Hook keep the whole look sophisticated and effortless.
A place for everything
In this sleek space by Newcastle Design, designed by Eilish Rickard Interiors, there’s a place for everything and everything has its place. Bespoke cabinets that integrate appliances are the perfect solution for a seamless look and complete utility room organisation. Burnished brass accents like the wall lights and the Kingsheath Cabinet Handle by Armac Martin keep things interesting and add to the relaxing ambience.