The utility room was originally 3 smaller cupboards and a corridor. The cupboards were a pantry, a general cupboard (where we stored Tupperware and general odds & sods) and then the coal store. When we first came to view the house the coal store was full with about 3ft of coal. Phase one of the renovation saw the builders knocking these rooms together.
That black rectangle you see in this first photo was the back of the larder, the tins and jars in this cupboard actually opened out on to this black rectangle which acted as some kind of old fashioned vent straight into the garden!
The utility room has two doors, one to the garage and the other straight to the back garden. Once the coal room and cupboards were knocked down the builders as you can seen created a temporary kitchen – as for a period the utility was our only place for washing up and cooking.
The temporary space was then rigged up to allow us to have some form of liveable sink using the original old sink from the original kitchen, enabling us to wash up until we were ready for the stage when the kitch was fitted arrives.
The utility room now looks like this. A big improvement!
The units are from Wren Kitchens, we selected the Shaker Forest Kitchen https://www.wrenkitchens.com/kitchens/shaker-forest-shadow-grain/10514in Shadow. We placed the washing machine in here, hidden behind one of the doors. We’ve also got a seperate cupboard that houses the ironing board and vacuums – we were keen to not have a cluttered space, so making the most of the space was key when we looked at our design option.
The matt floor tiles were left over from when we did the hallway and these are from B & Q Konkrete. My wire shelves and ostrich feather duster are also from Lisa Valentine Home. But my favourite thing from Lisa’s lovely website is the 3 star doormat, it’s sold out currently but worth popping back and keeping an eye on it being restocked.
The wall hanging mini noticeboard is from Homesense.
My brown glass bottles are from Amazon, you can find them here, along with other utility homewares I love.