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Utility room ideas

Create a functional yet fabulous hideout for your laundry and more.

Here's how to carve out a useful space for washing, ironing and muddy-boot-dumping, in even the smallest of corners.

You could really use a utility space if...

Laundry is taking over

Especially in winter it can feel like every room with a radiator is a slave to the laundry cycle. With some simple storage you can create an efficient, even enviable, laundry station, ready to tackle any crumple, stain and tissue explosion life throws at you.

Rubbish and recycling is piling up

While it's totally worth it, splitting out your waste into different recycling types soon takes up space. But while it's tricky to make bins especially stylish, you can make your waste disposal beautifully efficient with some nifty and compact designs.

You're always hunting down lost shoes...

Families (or one shoe lover) can accumulate piles and piles of pairs, which often end up collecting at doorways. Keeping your footwear organised (and easily findable) will neaten up your entrances and speed up exits out the door.

Laundry room must-haves

Our laundry favourites

Short on space?

Short on space?

More savvy space-saving ideas

Easy ideas...

Include shelving

It works really well in practical spaces as you can see where everything is without having to open and close doors - you can always add storage baskets to keep smaller items together.

 Habitat 27L Seagrass Small Storage Basket.

Replace product packaging

Keep washing powder, pegs or pocket-clutter (loose change, hair grips and LEGO bricks are the usual culprits) in storage jars or baskets. They'll keep surfaces tidy for a more polished look.

 Habitat Aspley Single Wooden Drawer.

Storage to stay organised 

Bag yourself a clever clutter-buster with our storage bags designed to tuck away your laundry. Stow away your bulky bedding, winter woollies or whatever's taking up precious space.

More inspiration

A set of 4 woven linen square plus boxes in grey placed on a metal wired cube storage shelf  in black with books and other home accessories.

Get your storage sorted

There’s never enough storage. Get creative with these storage solutions for every room.

A woman using a Vax Dual power ECR2V1P pet advance carpet cleaner on a rug.

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Want to deep clean but don't know where to start? Begin here.