Sims Hilditch, Dorset Manor HouseCountry Utility Room, Dorset
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Celebrate country styleWhen it comes to utility rooms, many of the most popular ones channelled elements of country style. There must be something about the space that suits wicker baskets, Shaker-style cupboards and solid, natural materials. This utility/boot room immediately conjures up thoughts of brisk countryside walks and sunny wash days. The style would be easy to bring into an urban home, though; just introducing small elements, such as natural materials and wicker storage baskets, would give a clear nod to the style.
Opt for adjustable shelvingIt pays to be precise with your measurements when planning a utility space, but it’s also important to include more flexible storage. This boot cupboard is a great example of how adjustable shelves can accommodate the changing needs of your household. The shelves can be moved up and down the slats depending on the size of the boots. So when the children need bigger boots, the shelf height can be changed to make room.