Utility room storage ideas to make the most out of your practical place

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Utility room storage ideas are key in this hard-working space (Image credit: Howdens)

Utility rooms are one of the unsung and hardworking heroes in your home. If the kitchen is the heart of the home, the utility room is often the pulse – the room that provides essential support on a daily basis to keep life flowing smoothly.

As a result, when it comes your utility room storage ideas every millimetre of space counts  – even if you're opting for an on-the-shelf system or using your DIY skills to recycle old kitchen units. Good storage should make everything easy to find, access and use.

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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.

Richard Atkins

Richard is a director at Design Space London, a company renowned for creating sleek, architectural kitchens, bathrooms and living spaces.

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Simon Glanville

Simon Glanville has lived and breathed storage for over 20 years, growing the storage and organisational retailer 'A Place for Everything' from an initial bricks and mortar store in Chester. When it comes to practical and stylish storage solutions, there's very little Simon can't help with.

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Craig Sammells

Craig Sammells is country manager for the UK and Ireland at one of Scandinavia’s biggest storage manufacturers, Orthex Group. Craig has worked with retailers to create a collection of products that is perfect for UK consumers’ love of decluttering. As it's made from either fully recycled or recyclable plastic, it’s perfect for eco-conscious consumers too.

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.

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