Monday, May 16, 2011

Refresh your utility room on a budget

Create a 1950s-style utility room

Who says a utility room can't be as stylish as it is practical? 1950s-style storage set against muted tones of taupe, green and cream create the perfect backdrop for functional solutions that will organise your life, and won't break the bank. 


Make the most of wall storage

Use every inch of available storage space by hanging a wall rack. A design like this, with rails, hooks and a shelf, allows you to hang and store a variety of items. 


Update with paint colour

Paint walls in 
a stone or grey shade for a cool, sophisticated look, then lift the scheme with a bright accent, such as coral or green, on key accessories. Use tongue-and-groove panels to add interest.


Get a composting caddy

Buy a purpose-built composting bin for all your food waste. Pop it on your worktop and show off your green credentials.


Go for an all-purpose storage unit

When it comes to housing a utility room sink, a large open storage unit is ideal. With extra worktop space, hidden storage and shelves, you'll have plenty of room to get your jobs done, all the while keep your cleaning products and laundry essentials close by. 


Get organised with a letter rack

In a busy household, there is always something to do. So make sure you remind yourself of impending tasks with a letter rack that can be used by the whole family. Quirky wall letters are another way to keep important jobs on your mind, like recycling!

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