Thursday, 17 July 2014

Utility Room Renovation

Wow this post has been a long time coming! For those new around here we moved in to our house 2.5 years ago and it was a mess, it needed total renovation but was in the perfect location with a big garden.We have been slowly renovating, see here and here and here.

The utility room when we moved in was awful, in fact calling it a utility room was a bit of an exaggeration!

The downstairs toilet was running lengthwise in the room leaving a corridor to the back door (which was on the front of the house...) and the rest of the area felt small and dark with another door out the back. It was just odd. We knew it had to be totally stripped back to bare walls so, after Big E's birthday in January, we started demolishing!

We have put in new windows, blocked up the (front and back) back doors and put one in the side of the house which makes far more sense. The toilet is now along the width of the room at the end and the whole thing feels massive. It is bigger then the kitchen we had in our first house!

This is what you see when you come in the back door. The drawers will be painted eventually and the old freezer replaced when this one breaks.

Behind the door is the shoe storage, from Ikea, and the coat hooks made with scrap wood and hooks from B&Q.

We have stacked the washing machine and tumble dryer and put in a sink.

I am in love with the tiles (from Tons of Tiles on ebay).

We are going to do something to the front of the boiler eventually but for now it is a white eyesore!

Laundry cupboard and tall cupboard are from Ikea and are brilliant, no more piles of washing, each hole has a built in basket behind it - so clever!
The door goes into the downstairs shower room, I will do a seperate post about that next week!

The worktops and white units are from Ikea and the floor tiles and other units are from B&Q.
I ordered the doors and mis-matched knobs on line. Also, to save some money we used painted MDF as end boards for the units, this saved us £150.

I am officially in love with this room, I think it is the only one that feels right, the rest of the renovated rooms are missing something, mostly things on the walls but good pictures and mirrors are not cheap!

Next up are the windows in the living room and our bedroom which leak...

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  1. What an improvement! This looks amazing and i am so jealous. I would love a utility room. He tiles are great. Surely no Scottish utility room is complete without a pulley, though!? 😄

  2. I would LOVE a Utility Room, you have done an amazing job. I bet it makes doing the laundry a little less tedious! Hope you are well, Estelle xx

  3. Oh my goodness, it looks SO good! Well done!!!

  4. Oooo... Your redo is great! I love it! :-)

  5. Looks fab. I would love a utility room.

  6. Wow! What a transformation! That was a lot of work. It looks great!

  7. This looks fantastic! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams, starts on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

    1. Thanks, and I will pop over on Friday and link up!