1. Utility Room
  2. Contemporary

Contemporary Utility Room Ideas and Designs

Industrial Utility & Laundry Room for Newly Built Home, Buckinghamshire
Industrial Utility & Laundry Room for Newly Built Home, Buckinghamshire
Kitchen Connection of Ascot (KCA)
A striking industrial kitchen, utility room and bar for a newly built home in Buckinghamshire. This exquisite property, developed by EAB Homes, is a magnificent new home that sets a benchmark for individuality and refinement. The home is a beautiful example of open-plan living and the kitchen is the relaxed heart of the home and forms the hub for the dining area, coffee station, wine area, prep kitchen and garden room. The kitchen layout centres around a U-shaped kitchen island which creates additional storage space and a large work surface for food preparation or entertaining friends. To add a contemporary industrial feel, the kitchen cabinets are finished in a combination of Grey Oak and Graphite Concrete. Steel accents such as the knurled handles, thicker island worktop with seamless welded sink, plinth and feature glazed units add individuality to the design and tie the kitchen together with the overall interior scheme.
Life by the lakes
Life by the lakes
Hobsons Choice
The utility space, adjacent to the main kitchen area, provides additional storage and washing functionality.
Design ideas for a medium sized contemporary utility room in Gloucestershire.
Weybridge
Weybridge
Tulip
Inspiration for an expansive contemporary utility room in Surrey with an integrated sink, flat-panel cabinets, grey cabinets, quartz worktops, porcelain flooring, grey floors and white worktops.
Apartment Renovation, Hackney Listed Building - Damien & Ana
Apartment Renovation, Hackney Listed Building - Damien & Ana
Absolute Project Management
Utility room with full height cabinets. Pull out storage and stacked washer-dryer. Bespoke terrazzo tiled floor in light green and warm stone mix.
Design ideas for a large contemporary l-shaped separated utility room in London with a built-in sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, composite countertops, white splashback, ceramic splashback, white walls, porcelain flooring, a stacked washer and dryer, green floors and white worktops.
Seaside Home
Seaside Home
Thompson Clarke Interiors
This is an example of a contemporary l-shaped separated utility room in Belfast with a built-in sink, flat-panel cabinets, grey cabinets, engineered stone countertops, grey walls, a side by side washer and dryer, brown floors and grey worktops.
Mews house renovation
Mews house renovation
Kitchen Bee Design Ltd.
Anna Stathaki
Photo of a contemporary laundry cupboard in London with flat-panel cabinets, grey cabinets, a stacked washer and dryer, grey floors and concrete flooring.
Large modern utility room with kitchenette
Large modern utility room with kitchenette
Eclectic Interiors
This Utility room with well designed kitchenette was fitted in the basement in this fabulous house in Clapham. Tall units to the ceiling provide plenty of additional storage and house the mega-flow . Appliances to include integrated fridge/freezer, induction hob and oven were installed to provide a secondary kitchen in this large basement. - Rational kitchen units - in hard wearing finish - Light grey colour scheme in matt laminate - 20mm Quartz worktop - Back painted glass splashback Photo - Chris Snook (Chris Snook Photography)
New Build 5 Bedroom Granite Home
New Build 5 Bedroom Granite Home
Coldwells Building Company
Laundry
Photo of a contemporary utility room in Other.
Rickmansworth Property Development
Rickmansworth Property Development
Chantel Elshout Design Consultancy
Contemporary laundry and utility room in Cashmere with Wenge effect worktops. Elevated Miele washing machine and tumble dryer with pull-out shelf below for easy changeover of loads.
Putney House
Putney House
EMR Architecture
This is an example of a contemporary single-wall separated utility room in London with flat-panel cabinets, grey cabinets, grey walls, a side by side washer and dryer, multi-coloured floors and white worktops.
Teddy Edwards Bespoke Laundry Room Furniture
Teddy Edwards Bespoke Laundry Room Furniture
Kitchen Architecture
Contemporary separated utility room in Oxfordshire with an integrated sink, a stacked washer and dryer, stainless steel worktops and grey worktops.
Scandinavian Sophistication
Scandinavian Sophistication
City Homes, LLC
Design ideas for a contemporary single-wall separated utility room in Minneapolis with a submerged sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, a side by side washer and dryer, black floors and white worktops.
CARLES DRIVE
CARLES DRIVE
Aspen Interiors
Glen Doone Photography
Small contemporary galley separated utility room in Detroit with a belfast sink, white cabinets, granite worktops, beige walls, a side by side washer and dryer, beige floors, ceramic flooring and shaker cabinets.
A white Smartstone benchtop helps a Queensland laundry
A white Smartstone benchtop helps a Queensland laundry
Smartstone | Quartz Benchtops, Engineered Stone
Loni Parker, editor and founder of Adore Home Magazine, has done just that with the extensive laundry renovation in her newly purchased home. Loni transformed a laundry she describes as “unusable” into a fabulous and functional room that makes the everyday sorting-washing-folding chore enjoyable – yes, really! The ‘before’ part of the makeover wasn’t pretty, a dank and mouldy laundry with leaking taps, exposed pipes and a broken hot water system. Design-wise, Loni wanted to create a fresh space with a predominant use of white. She chose Smartstone Arcadia for the benchtop, one of Smartstone’s superb range of white quartz surfaces and also one of the most popular whites for benchtops, a versatile cool white with a fine to medium grain.
New Construction, Oceanside
New Construction, Oceanside
Spaces Renewed
Farmhouse inspired laundry room, made complete with a gorgeous, pattern cement floor tile!
Inspiration for a medium sized contemporary l-shaped separated utility room in San Diego with a submerged sink, recessed-panel cabinets, blue cabinets, beige walls, a side by side washer and dryer, beige worktops, engineered stone countertops, ceramic flooring and multi-coloured floors.
Woodland Hills
Woodland Hills
Levi Design Build
Medium sized contemporary single-wall utility room in Los Angeles with a submerged sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, engineered stone countertops, white walls, limestone flooring and a side by side washer and dryer.
City Condo in the Sky
City Condo in the Sky
HSH Interiors
Small contemporary single-wall laundry cupboard in San Francisco with white cabinets, white walls, a stacked washer and dryer, beige floors, white worktops, flat-panel cabinets and light hardwood flooring.
La Jolla Shores
La Jolla Shores
Tidal Interiors
Photo of a contemporary utility room in San Diego.
Atherton, CA Contemporary Elegance
Atherton, CA Contemporary Elegance
K.G.Bell Construction
No space for a full laundry room? No problem! Hidden by closet doors, this fully functional laundry area is sleek and modern.
This is an example of a small contemporary single-wall laundry cupboard in San Francisco with a stacked washer and dryer, a submerged sink, flat-panel cabinets, beige cabinets and beige walls.
Halifax St, Brighton
Halifax St, Brighton
M.J.Harris Group
Home to a large family, the brief for this laundry in Brighton was to incorporate as much storage space as possible. Our in-house Interior Designer, Jeyda has created a galley style laundry with ample storage without having to compromise on style. We also designed and renovated the powder room. The floor plan of the powder room was left unchanged and the focus was directed at refreshing the space. The green slate vanity ties the powder room to the laundry, creating unison within this beautiful South-East Melbourne home. With brushed nickel features and an arched mirror, Jeyda has left us swooning over this timeless and luxurious bathroom
Related Searches
A well designed contemporary utility room can rise to become one of our favourite rooms in the house, boasting the accolade of existing solely to make our lives easier. Few of us are fans of chores such as washing, cleaning and ironing, but with a high-spec, well put together utility design they could be a breeze. For this reason, it makes sense to design an utility room to be as functional as possible, the very model of “everything in its place”, with carefully thought out utility room storage. That, however, doesn’t have to mean it can’t look nice – even super-utilitarian appliances like a washing machine, tumble dryer, laundry basket and recycling bin can be dressed up by their surroundings and made to look great as part of your contemporary utility design.

What do I need in my contemporary utility room?


Most utility rooms tend to be a small room just off the kitchen or hallway, so you are likely to be working with a compact space. Your main priority will involve planning utility room storage around your white goods. A utility room is usually intended primarily as a laundry room, so it makes sense to first install your plumbed items: the sink, washing machine and, if you have one, tumble dryer. If you run short of space and can’t afford to have a separate washer and dryer, then consider an integrated washer-dryer for your utility design. Built-in storage is a great idea in utility rooms to make best use of the available space, and you might want to also consider built in ironing boards, clothes airers and retractable washing lines. These items tend to be a bit cumbersome and are forever getting in the way, so designing special utility room storage for them or fixing them to a wall so they are easily folded away is an excellent space-saver and well worth the implementation. Free standing items such as laundry baskets and clothes hampers can be tucked neatly under specially designed worktops, and a selection of stacking plastic storage boxes, tins or wicker baskets can be used to help keep the room clutter free.

How do I decorate my contemporary utility room?


Decorating an utility room is the ultimate exercise in form meeting functionality. As it’s a room that, alas, invariably people spend a great deal of time in, you will want keep the utility room a calm and clean space. Utility room storage is essential for keeping this area tidy; attractively painted shelves and cupboards can be used to stow away all the bottles and boxes used for laundry and cleaning, as well as appliances such as vacuum cleaners and irons. An attractive country style utility design can be achieved by hanging bright or patterned curtains in front of wall mounted shelves – it will perk up the room and keep clutter hidden away. Floors should be hard-wearing and easy to clean (just think of those dirty boots traipsing in through the back door!) – to this end, stone, tile, laminate or vinyl flooring will be the most low-maintenance and durable. All in all, bear in mind that just because this is primarily a practical space doesn’t mean it needs to be dull – you can inject personality into your utility design in your choices of colour and decorative accessories. Consider quirky signage, blackboards for scribbling down shopping lists, and decorative bottles and boxes for stowing away household bits and bobs.

Do I need a sink in my utility room?


Utility room sinks are designed for those jobs that don’t quite belong in the kitchen – hand washing, dirty boots, watering indoor plants – and typically have a more industrial aesthetic than kitchen sinks. In fact, the iconic butler sink’s originally designated purpose was, as you might imagine, a sink for the butler, who was responsible for washing precious glassware and other items that required special attention and soaking. In case you’ve ever wondered, this is why butler sinks are so deep – for that matter, the only difference between butler sinks and Belfast sinks is the overflow built in to Belfast sinks which don’t feature in butler sinks. If the rustic charm of ceramic sinks appeal to you but your utility room would benefit a less substantial piece, French farmhouse sinks may be the perfect option; cast in French clay to produce a more refined finish, farmhouse sinks can be a thinner, more elegant alternative to their robust counterparts. As well as offering practicality, ceramic sinks make a beautiful statement centrepiece – utility rooms with a country or shabby chic feel will find the perfect complement to rustic wooden units with a butler or farmhouse sink. Smaller sinks are perfectly adequate if your utility room doesn’t demand as much from you, if you do the odd bit of rinsing instead of regularly being elbow-deep in heavy-duty washing. Stainless steel sinks are a practical choice that can withstand the bashing they will get in an utility room set up. Composite sinks are available in granite and quartz variations, both boasting superior durability and damage resistance; to boot, their smooth clean finish lends itself to an ultramodern style utility room.

If you’re still unsure on your utility design, take a look through the hundreds of photos for some contemporary utility room ideas from professional designers and other homeowners. You might find a design theme or some utility room storage ideas that will inspire you for your utility room makeover.

Whether you want inspiration for planning a contemporary utility room renovation or are building a designer utility room from scratch, Houzz has 15,672 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Luminosity Limited and Hobsons Choice. Look through utility room photos in different colours and styles and when you find a contemporary utility room design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful contemporary utility room ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.
United Kingdom
Tailor my experience using cookies

By continuing to browse this site or use this app, I agree the Houzz group may use cookies and similar technologies to improve its products and services, serve me relevant content and to personalise my experience. Learn more.