Breathe New Life into Every Room in the House: Part 8 - The Utility Room
If you’re lucky enough to have enough space for a designated utility room then it can be a little hard to know what to do with it. Few of us are able to keep it purely for its original purpose, forcing it to moonlight as a storage room, a junk room, and even an overflow for the garage and the attic. Let’s take a look at how you can put a stop to that and transform this highly useful space in just a few hours
1. Clear the clutter
The problem with clutter is that it not only stops you being able to do things. It also stops you from wanting to do them. Nobody works as well in amongst piles of knick knacks and odds and ends as they do in a well thought out room. Take a couple of large boxes and pick up everything that’s not in the right place, or doesn’t even have a place at all. That way you’ll be able to see what you’re really working with.
2. Let the light in
By their very nature utility rooms don’t tend to have pride of place in the home — they tend to be buried away at the back of the ground floor for example. This means that it’s really important to allow plenty of natural light in. A thin set of blinds will help keep the sun out of your eyes in the summer months, whilst letting in more than enough light to give you a sunny welcome all year round.
3. Opt for light colours
Keeping the utility room cheery and upbeat is what your decor efforts should be all about. Think of a gentle cream with just a hint of crisp apple green and you’ll be headed in the right direction.