Does a Utility Room Add Value — And Do You Have Space?

utility room with sink, washing machine, tumble dryer and plentiful storage
(Image credit: Armac Martin)

Does a utility room add value? It is a question often asked by those dreaming of a dedicated space in which to carry out all the dirty work that goes hand-in-hand with day-to-day living.

Whatever your utility room ideas may be, from carrying out laundry and drying clothes, to an area for hosing down mucky paws and providing extra space for outdoor wear such as rain-sodden coats and boots, this is definitely a useful room to have. They can also be used as spaces for additional kitchen storage units and even as somewhere for that much-needed extra fridge or freezer.

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.