A utility room is known for keeping key essentials such as, the washing machine, tumble dryer and laundry seperate from the kitchen space, and can also be used for storage. They’re a useful secondary space if you can’t fit some things into your kitchen.
“Utility” refers to the term of an item which is designed for usefulness or practical use. The phrase utility room is more commonly used in British English, where in North American English the utility room is referred as a laundry room.
It was a modern spin off to the scullery room where important kitchen items were kept. Around the 14th century is was defined as a household department where kitchen items were taken care of.
Here at Nicholas Bridger we can create utility rooms and utility spaces that are well-ordered and easy to use, styled in your colour and choice. Take a look below at some of the utility rooms we have designed and hand built in our client’s homes.
The utility/ walk-in pantry in our Potters Bar project below exceeds all expectations of how a utility can become one of the most multi-functional spaces in the home. With the floor-to-ceiling cabinets filling up the room there is plenty of storage solutions in this amazing space. Hand painted in Dove Tale by Farrow & Ball, the light grey hue makes this an inviting space to do the chores and collect the cooking ingredients for that delicious meal. You can see this room getting some serious use, so the hardworking floor that has been chosen will be great for the high-traffic and muddy paws from the family dog. There was even space for a huge wine fridge.
In our Whetstone project below and above we carried the Classic Shaker design from the kitchen through to the utility, where stunning paneled full height doors are built for extra storage and to meet our client’s needs. One of the main purposes of this utility room is for doing the laundry and storing those extra things like household cleaning products and outdoor essentials, but to also bring this out of the main kitchen area.
With a Samsung washing machine and dryer built-in around the cabinetry, it’s a place to meet the busy family’s everyday life. The slate look floor also flows gracefully through for those muddy boots and to complete the look of this beautifully designed utility space, all with a hardworking surface for the high traffic area.
A beautiful butler sink is essential for any utility room, and this one in our Whetstone project sits proudly in the middle of this space with a polished chrome Perrin & Rowe tap offering a great area to do the laundry. Additional worktop space is also added, which makes a huge difference in this room, and a splashback has been added to finish the look.
In our Potters Bar project below the space has been carefully thought of with floor-to-ceiling cabinets acting as larders, and integrated appliances that create the perfect multi-functional utility room. Hand painted in Blackened by Farrow & Ball it’s a timeless style that matches with our client’s personal touches.
In our Sheering project below our Victorian style beading Classic Shaker style flowed through from the kitchen to the utility room. Deep blue cabinets fill the space for additional storage, and an area to do the laundry. A drying rack has been conveniently located near the washing machine to finish drying items out of the way. Also a Shaws ceramic sink sits in to the beautiful White Carrara Marble Quartz met with a Phoenician mixer tap, stood out in a brass gold finish.
Gold handles and knobs have been added to the cabinetry to match with the tap, and a seamless wooden plinth has been designed into the style to appear as one single run with no cabinet lets, making it quite a modern look.
Contact us today for more information on creating a perfect Utility Space. We look forward to hearing from you.