MODERN UTILITY ROOM IDEAS TO TRANSFORM YOUR SPACE
In the grand scheme of interior design, the utility room can often get left behind due to its primary focus on practicality and functionality. However, there’s no reason why it cannot shine on its own and contribute to the overall vitality of the home.
So, perhaps it’s time to turn your tired utility room into something to talk about. Let’s explore some ideas that’ll modernise your utility room and bring some life back into this often neglected area.
1. START WITH THE UTILITY ROOM SINK
The sink is naturally an essential fixture in the utility room. However, its aesthetic can often be overlooked due to a primary focus on practicality. Along with being durable, the sink should, of course, be functional. The best way to provoke a bit of intrigue in this space is to select a utility room sink that makes an impression as well.
ABI offers a wide variety of characterful single and double utility room (or laundry) sinks. Choose from the sophistication of the Ohelu and Seba single sinks to the handsome elegance of the Henley Double Fluted Farmhouse Sink, Belfast Brass Farmhouse, or the black granite Vera Double Sink. Any of these space transforming sinks will help to evolve your laundry. You can explore the entire range here.
2. REDEFINE YOUR TAPWARE
Conventional chrome is sometimes perceived to be the only way to go when selecting tapware. It’s a tried and tested choice that has that built-in durability too. However, if you want to make a statement in your modern utility room, thinking out of the box can be rewarding. It’s time to consider the potential of coloured tapware to transform this space and give it the modern vitality it deserves.
ABI offers a range of contemporary coloured tapware that will inject some personality. From the golden radiance of brushed brass, the depth defining brushed gunmetal, the vintage charm of brushed copper, and the classic brushed nickel. We also range the Aura Collection that includes such distinctive colours as Almond, Flora, Posy, Clay, Solis and Dusk.
3. GET CREATIVE WITH YOUR ACCESSORIES
The secret weapon of any utility room makeover is learning to get creative with your accessories. They can help to bring a point-of-difference to functional yet otherwise forgettable items. That means considering rustic woven baskets instead of tired plastic clothes baskets, stylish towel rails that define spaces rather than simply blend in, and even sink basket wastes and washing stops that draw attention thanks to eye-opening finishes.
Why not colour coordinate your laundry accessories to add pleasing consistency to your space. Consider the reinvigorating qualities of brushed brass, brushed copper, brushed gunmetal, or matte black instead of conventional chrome.
4. PAINT THE DIFFERENCE
All too often, utility rooms become bland spaces because they blend into the background. Why not evoke some life into them by introducing colour to the walls to encourage some personality. A touch of green, red or yellow paint can instantly energise this space and liven your laundry room.
5. REFRESH YOUR CABINETRY HANDLES
They might appear to be a minor consideration, but cabinetry handles can make all the difference to your modern utility room. The right design can not only improve functionality but help to establish an engaging distinction.
ABI offers a selection of differently designed cabinetry handles that will provide the perfect touch to your cabinets. From the Rappana Pull Handle, the Tezra Textured Cabinetry Pull, to the appealing half-moon shape of the Imes Cabinetry Pull, there are a plethora of choices that will transform your utility room.