Utilising The Utility Room

pastel shabby chic utility room

In our home, the utility room seems to be the communal junk room! It’s that space behind closed doors where coats, shoes, laundry, dog food, leads, and all manner of stuff seem to find temporary residence.

It’s my mission to organise this room into a lovely usable space. It’s a small area so storage bins and a good organisation system is a must.

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My Dream Kitchen

At the top of my “Must Have List” is a large social kitchen. Guests always seems to congregate in my kitchen so I love the idea of a large open plan space where I can cook and still chat with family and guests.

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How can I brighten our dark kitchen?

This post is part of my Ask The Designer series. Hi, I’d love to brighten up our kitchen as i find it quite dark.Its a kitchen/dining/living area combined. Its 25 ft by 14ft with terracotta floor tiles, solid ash kitchen units, black granite worktop,timber ceiling,timber blinds,cream walls with a feature colour on the chimney. I’m only changing blinds and wall colour at the moment(on a budget!)Any colour suggestions would be extremely helpful and my big question is should I paint the timber ceiling or is that risky???? Really grateful for any ideas.

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