The Quintessential Utility Cupboard


Utility rooms are wonderful spaces designed to help keep your home clean, tidy and clutter free. Often an extension to the kitchen, a utility room can house all the appliances that would otherwise take up valuable room in a kitchen, thus enabling that space to be enjoyed solely for cooking and eating.

Typically, a utility room in our projects will include a washing machine, tumble dryer, large sink, a place to store clothes, the ironing board, iron and vacuum cleaner to name but a few. Utility rooms are often compact too, so working out the right layout is extremely important and there is always one essential in any design – a functional utility room cupboard.

Utility Cupboard - Design Notes - Humphrey Munson Blog

The utility room cupboard in the Wilton House project (pictured above) for example, is equipped with enough space for an ironing board to stand in the left-hand side and a vacuum to stand in the open section to the right (with charging point to rear). Shelving above provides a great spot for the iron, detergents and other cleaning aids well out of reach of pets and little ones hands.

It’s also worth noting that the space designed for an ironing board can be made larger (to order) so that you can fit both an ironing board and vacuum in the same section if need be. A socket can also be designed inside the utility cupboard to allow for small appliances such as a cordless vacuum to charge whilst shut away behind cabinetry out of sight.

Utility Cupboard - Design Notes - Humphrey Munson Blog

A utility cupboard for some projects can be as simple as tall cabinetry with deep shelves to store away cleaning products, towels and linens etc.

To find out more about utility cupboards or to enquire about a project email us at or call us on 01371 821300.

Images: Paul Craig

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