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            How To Plan A Utility Room

            When researching how to plan a utility room, location, layout, and lifestyle are just some factors that homeowners should understand to create an ergonomic laundry interior. To shed light on the renovation process, we have enlisted the help of award-winning interior blogger, Mel Boyden, who has been upgrading her 1970s property in Shoreham-By-Sea. She has recently revamped her small space with an extension that hides noisy machines and mess, leaving the kitchen-diner ready for entertaining. Using her newfound experience, Mel shows how families can create a functional and stylish set-up that will make everyday life easier.

            Understand your needs

            • Lifestyle

              Set yourself up for success by scrutinising your weekly schedule to understand what household chores can be relocated to a new utility area.
            • Budget

              Build a clear picture of project costs by establishing a budget. This will allocate money to the right areas and will prevent overspending.
            • Size

              Size matters when it comes to a utility, as it will determine how a room is used. A good assessment makes it clear whether that bulky dryer or boot rack will fit.
            • Location

              Position the utility near a cooking space or garden to create an inconspicuous area that is easy get up and running – saving time and money during installation.

            Pick your products

            • Colour

              Add both personality and practicality when picking a colour for the utility. The right shade will breathe new life into a space while being easy to maintain.
              • Worktops

                Create a space that will stand up to the demands of daily life by picking a hardwearing counter in solid stone.
              • Handles

                Choose trend-led accessories, like brass handgrips, in stylish hues and finishes for an instant upgrade to a utility.
              • Cabinetry

                Pick styles that will suit the main purpose of the utility room to make the space ergonomic and functional.
              • Sinks

                Ensure the utility works smoothly by including functional features, like sinks, for a layout fit for daily tasks.
            • Appliances

              Stash noisy equipment or secondary devices in a utility area to ensure the main living space is tranquil and clutter-free.
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            Get experts on board

            • Experienced designers

              Get expert advice from professional designers to ensure a space is customised to individual needs.
            • Trade professionals

              Create a high-quality finish and ensure a utility lasts for years to come by getting a tradesperson on board.

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