Utility room - designing the hidden gem of your home

If your home has a utility room, we think you are very lucky. If not, you might just have a different name for it: back entrance, laundry room, mud room, boiler room, installation room....this type of room serves so many functions, it sometime looks very tired and people seldom think about decorating it. But with a little inspiration and Danish design, you can turn your utility room into a gem. Here are some ideas:

For the utility room, inspiration starts with practical needs

Normally, we suggest that you start with your dream - but in the case of the utility room it makes most sense to start with your needs. 

Utility room - the stuntman of your house

No matter the name of the room, chances are it is treated as support to another room - for heavier or more dirty tasks, that other rooms are not ‘prepared’ to handle. It also very normal, that is it seres as several rooms at the same time:  Secondary hall way, a back kitchen, a mud room - workshop AND a laundry room.

Focus - and 'go large' in your utility room

So a good idea is actually to select the key functions of your present utility room, go 'all in' on those functions and go 'extra' on their equipment:

  • a cleaning sink should be deeper and bigger than the one in your kitchen
  • there should be more space for hanging coats - rain coats and outdoor working clothes are bulkier
  • the utility room worktop should be robust rather than delicate, to make a great working table
  • plenty of storage space for all the things

 

For the utility room, inspiration starts with practical needs

Normally, we suggest that you start with your dream - but in the case of the utility room it makes most sense to start with your needs. 

Utility room - the stuntman of your house

No matter the name of the room, chances are it is treated as support to another room - for heavier or more dirty tasks, that other rooms are not ‘prepared’ to handle. It also very normal, that is it seres as several rooms at the same time:  Secondary hall way, a back kitchen, a mud room - workshop AND a laundry room.

Focus - and 'go large' in your utility room

So a good idea is actually to select the key functions of your present utility room, go 'all in' on those functions and go 'extra' on their equipment:

  • a cleaning sink should be deeper and bigger than the one in your kitchen
  • there should be more space for hanging coats - rain coats and outdoor working clothes are bulkier
  • the utility room worktop should be robust rather than delicate, to make a great working table
  • plenty of storage space for all the things

This image: Thank you, @Koldbech (Instagram)

Kvik XL and XXL - Danish design for utility rooms

For many utility room purposes, like a secondary kitchen setup with a sink, or for the handyman's workshop we recommend that you look at cabinets from our kitchen selection - and here your utility room will probably be fond of the XXL concept.

Raise the bar for your laundry - your back will thank you.

First of all, get your washing machine and your dryer up where they belong - on your level. In your utility room, place them on top of a low cabinet in your favourite design for the perfect height - or you could ask for advice in your local Kvik store.

In a tailormade sliding door wardrobe, you could store both your regular wardrobe items and utilities - plus your drying rack and ironing board and still have space to stack those winter blankets all the way to the ceiling.

 

Own garden produce or fresh from the market - do your clean up in style

Prep kitchen, back kitchen, mud room - this room has several names. A modern, well equipped working station is half the job - and the whole guarantee that you can manage the process with out turning the utility room into a messy workshop. We suggest a good deep sink and a powerful kitchen tap that works with you and your dinner plans.

Your 'odd storage' loves tailormade sliding doors

Utility rooms are a magnet for storing all those necessities that you don't use that often but still need - and a utility room wardrobe with sliding doors is extremely versatile. Let's tailormake one for your bobs and bits - and keep those skis and paddleball rackets tucked neatly away.

Integrate your bulky installations in tailormade elegance

Boilers, furnaces, piping and that fuse board are often oddly shaped and a bit ugly and tend to spoil the look of the utility room. But with Danish design, there is a way around that  - and at surprisingly low prices too. Ask one of our showroom consultants to propose a full wall cabinet wardrobe or sliding door closet for your utility room - and maximise your storage volume all the way to the ceiling.

This image: Thanks to @SkoleniRaasted.

If your utility room is used as entrance

— it is probably the preferred entrance for your everyday life: the kids and their friends come traipsing in, dropping school bags everywhere. The dog runs in with muddy paws after the rain. It's a regular superhighway of activity and stuff. Wet coats, winter clothes and dirty boots need a home after they come inside. And a bench for sitting to put them on? Kvik high cabinets are life savers from Monday to Sunday with shoe shelves and room for sweaters and gloves on top shelves.

This image: Thank you, Home_by_Soendergaard (Instagram)