Updating our utility room

Over the last few months we’ve slowly but surely been finishing our utility room. Our house already had a utility room (or more accurately, a loo-tility room) but we have changed it vastly. Structurally, we’ve made it bigger which included knocking a wall down, bricking up an exterior door, lifting the ceiling and changing the size of the window. Over on my Instagram stories there are lots of progress pictures and videos, if that’s your kind of thing!

Our old utility room included a toilet, sink and a space for a washer and a dryer, but we have relocated the downstairs toilet in order to create more storage and worktops space. We also decided to hide the washer, dryer and ironing board inside a cupboard, which I couldn’t love any more. I love closing the doors to damp out the noise. It feels quite magical.

I love real wood worktops, but they can be impractical with young children, so we decided to opt for real wood in our utility room, but won’t be having it in our kitchen. I wanted the room be practical with plenty of storage, as well as light and airy. Like all projects it developed gradually, and the ongoing advice given to us by our joiner was priceless. He is exceptional at noticing the tiny details and I feel grateful to have someone so talented working on our home.

We decided to fit a blind as the utility room is at the front of the house, we added a drying rack above the radiator and a curtain pole to hang planters from (an idea stolen from my mum). Overall I am completely thrilled with the outcome, and I can’t stop staring at it.

Ironing party anyone?

Paint – Rock Salt by Dulux

Cupboards, worktop and sink – DIY Kitchens

Brass knobs – Rowen & Wren

Brass pendants – Industville

Tiles – Walls and Floors

Curtain pole – Dunelm

Green hanging planter – Wilko

Ceramic plant pot – Anthropologie

Cement plant pot – Homesense

Basket hanging planter, tiny vase and hooks – H&M

Photo frame – Wilko

Bee print – FreddieTheKid

Grey baskets and white storage boxes – IKEA

Brushed gold tap – Bluewater Colorado

Drying rack – Pulley Maid

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  1. 9th July 2019 / 9:07 pm

    Oh Esther – that room is a thing of dreams! x

    • Esther
      9th July 2019 / 9:16 pm

      Ah Donna – thank you so much! I am a bit obsessed with it!

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