What is a bootility room? Why to consider adding one in your home

bootility room with blue cupboards, white worktop and dog bed underneath
A bootility room could be just what you need (Image credit: Tom Howley)

The term bootility room is nothing new in the world of interiors, but knowing exactly what one is could help you decide on the right layout for your self build or extension project, especially if you don't have the space to indulge in separate boot room ideas.

“A bootility room combines a utility room and a boot room into one single space," explains Tom Howley, creative design director at the eponymous kitchen company. 

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Tom Howley

Tom has spent over 20 years designing bespoke kitchen and utility rooms designed to work in harmony with a client's lifestyle, making him an expert on knowing just how to create a functional but beautiful space that meets your needs.

Sarah Harley
Assistant Editor

Sarah is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Assistant Editor and joined the team in 2024. An established homes and interiors writer, Sarah has renovated and extended a number of properties, including a listing building and renovation project that featured on Grand Designs. Although she said she would never buy a listed property again, she has recently purchased a Grade II listed apartment. As it had already been professionally renovated, she has instead set her sights on tackling some changes to improve the building’s energy efficiency, as well as adding some personal touches to the interior.