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Designing a laundry or utility room doesn’t have to be as difficult as you think. Additionally, if you’re working with a small space, there are still plenty of options that will provide handy, accessible and usable solutions. Whether you spend a large portion of your time cleaning, washing, folding and ironing, or simply use your laundry once or twice a week, it is still important to ensure it is a workable and efficient domestic space.

Today on homify we’re going to take a look at 10 different ideas that we believe will help you to design your utility room. Aesthetically pleasing and compact, these suggestions are sure to impress. Let’s take a look…

1. Storage is essential

One of the things that most individuals forget when designing their laundry is the need for storage. Storage assists in creating a clutter-free aesthetic, while boosting the overall ambience and atmosphere of your space. Look at bespoke or customised options from a professional, in addition to freestanding pieces of furniture with drawers, compartments and inner organisational fixtures. 

2. Remember your sinks

You might think you don't need a sink, but you do! Remember to add sufficient basins or sinks that will act as a perfect place for hand washing, soaking or even pet bathing. 

3. Working with exposed walls

Walls are often left exposed in less-frequented areas of the home. In the laundry you can work with your exposed walls by retrofitting shelves, or in this case hanging rails for drying delicate items. 

4. Shelves suit a narrow space

If your laundry area is minute, minuscule or super narrow, you should consider narrow shelving that will add convenient storage, while saving your space too!

5. Hide everything away

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Don't want to see your laundry—why not hide it? Hiding your laundry within a cupboard is an efficient and stylish solution to those lacking space. Take some cues from this design and ensure you create an area that is perfectly sized to suit your appliance needs. 

6. The invisible ironing board

Certain laundry accessories are simply perfect for a compact space! One of our favourites is the fold down ironing board. Simply fold it up when you don't need it and make space for other domestic activities. 

7. The utility room-bathroom combo

If your bathroom shares its space with a laundry you can design it in such a way that ensures each fixture works in harmony with the next. This is a great example that shows us how these two rooms can work well together, and employs custom joinery to do so. 

8. A cupboard drying rack

No room for a drying rack, no worries! Add drying racks and rails to the interior cupboard space in your laundry and you will have a discreet area to keep everything in order and dry. 

9. It’s all about the organisation

Organise your laundry in an efficient manner and you'll find the space is usable and practical. To do so you'll need to include plenty of good hanging spaces for clothes, and you might find setting it up as a dressing room a functionally good idea in the long run. 

10. The ultimate in comfort

Why should you feel uncomfortable in your laundry? The fact is, we spend plenty of time washing, drying, folding and ironing, it makes sense to include plenty of luxuries within the space. If you have the room in your home, add a sofa, some lavish accessories and turn your utility room into more than a perfunctory pit stop. 

Would you like some more interior ideas and inspiration? We think you’ll enjoy: 10 ways to make the most of your awkward corners

Do you have any other tips for our homify community? 
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