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Housekeeping and Utility

A bright, well-organised utility room can do wonders for making housework seem less like a chore. Especially because utility rooms can be a bit of a squeeze, making this multi-functional workspace an efficient an area as possible is important. Here are some ideas for getting a washing machine and tumble dryer, iron and ironing board, washing line or clothes airer and utility room sink all into their designated space to make those tasks a breeze.

Making the most of your utility room walls.

The floor space in your utility room may be in short supply, but luckily there's always wall space. Wall-mounted or pull-out drying racks, clothing racks and ironing boards are easy to find, inexpensive and effective. As well as keeping clean clothes organised, they can be simply folded out of the way when you're finished, leaving the space tidy for other tasks. Shelving will also provide storage for baskets and bins to keep cleaning and household supplies organised.

Taking laundry baskets and ironing out of the utility room.

If you prefer to avoid traffic in such a small space, laundry baskets and clothes drying racks that are portable are an ideal solution for taking these chores elsewhere. Hampers with wheels or baskets with handles will allow you to conveniently bring clothes in and out of the utility room, and a portable clothes horse can be set up anywhere in the house where there's room to dry clothes.

Using storage baskets and boxes for cleaning accessories.

Clothes pegs, hangers, washing tablets and sponges are just a few of the many small things that can clutter the utility room. Keeping these items organised in matching baskets can not only make your life easier but also are a great way to add some functional decor to the utility room. By placing them next to corresponding appliances, such as the iron or washing machine, the entire process can be seamlessly efficient.

Making the most of your utility sink.

A large utility room sink will turn your utility room into a double duty space by giving you a separate area to wash extra-large (and extra-dirty) items such as pots and pans or walking boots. A stainless steel sink, ceramic sink or ceramic sink are durable options that are ideal for more intensive washing, or for a more spacious alternative, a Belfast sink or butler sink offer greater capacity and can look stunning in a traditional utility room.
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