Utility Room vs Laundry Room: Which is Right for Your Home?

utility and laundry room with white cupboards and belfast sink
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Utility room vs laundry room — it may seem as though they're one and the same, but the different nuances between the two will make a large impact on the cost, design and purpose of the space. 

If you're thinking of installing or remodelling one (or both!) into a home, it can help to weigh up the pros and cons, as well as what to consider at the design and build stages. 

Amy Reeves

Assistant Editor Amy began working for Homebuilding & Renovating in 2018. She has an interest in sustainable building methods and always has her eye on the latest design ideas. Amy has interviewed countless self builders, renovators and extenders about their experiences for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine. She is currently renovating a mid-century home, together with her partner, on a DIY basis, and has recently fitted her own kitchen.