28 utility room ideas for a stunning yet functional space

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A built in utility room wall could house all the essential equipment (Image credit: Keller)

Although their purpose may be functional, utility room ideas don't need to be denied a stylish design or makeover. In fact it's probably safe to say that with decluttering now a national obsession, having a beautiful laundry space has become the norm.

The good news is, there are plenty of ways you can combine clever storage solutions with eye-catching decor to turn your practical space into somewhere more pleasurable.

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Simon Glanville

Simon Glanville is founder and Managing Director of storage and organisational retailer A Place for Everything. Simon has lived and breathed storage for over 20 years, making him an expert on how to organise your home well.

Hugh Metcalf

Hugh is editor of sister title Livingetc.com and former digital editor of homebuilding.co.uk. He has worked on a range of home, design and property magazines, including Grand Designs, Essential Kitchens, Bathrooms, Bedrooms and Good Homes. Hugh has developed a passion for modern architecture and green homes, and moonlights as an interior designer, having designed and managed projects ranging from single rooms to whole house renovations and large extensions. He's currently renovating his own Victorian terrace in Essex, DIYing as much of the work as possible. He's recently finished his kitchen renovation, which involved knocking through walls, and landscaping a courtyard garden, and is currently working on a bathroom renovation.