A separate utility room today often needs to be not only a functional, but a multifunctional space, providing both laundry and extra storage needs. Incorporating laundry chutes, drying rails, and accommodating or disguising home heating and communications units are now all a regular part of the design of a utility room.
Whilst most opt for PVC doors to save costs in a utility there has been an increase in matching or closely tying in elements of a kitchen design to ensure a cohesive style flows from both rooms, with some now opting for solid painted doors to match their kitchen or using even in-frame options.
Many are choosing to raise or stack washing machines and tumble dryers for ease of access. Broom storage for mops, brushes ironing boards and vacuums are as popular as ever.