Using Solid Oak Kitchen Cabinets to Create a Perfect Utility Room
When it comes to laundry day, you want the experience to be as quick, efficient and hassle-free as possible, freeing up your time so you can spend it doing the things you really want to. With brushes, dusters, cloths and utensils all strategically tidied away, a utility room can combine savvy storage and chic styling for maximum utility in the busy modern household. To minimise the time spent performing household chores, we recommend a practical and well-designed utility room layout, in which you can use our functional and beautiful solid oak kitchen cabinets to optimise your use of space.
USING OUR SOLID OAK KITCHEN CABINETS FOR YOUR UTILITY ROOM
Solid oak cabinetry is vitally important for ensuring your utility room remains beautifully organised and clutter-free, allowing you make a start on all your essential tasks without obstacles. Available in a wide variety of different sizes, our cabinets also come with frontals in a finish of your choice. Whether you prefer a Traditional or Shaker door, both styles can be lacquered or painted in any colour from our paint manufacturers of choice, Farrow & Ball. Moreover, cabinet handles come in a host of designs, so whether a contemporary steel bar or a traditional wooden knob is more suited to your home, there are plenty of possibilities to choose from. For cosy, well-loved homes and stylish modern builds, we have a plentiful array of options to suit every style.
In addition to our standard base, drawer and wall units, we also offer specialist cabinetry, helping to shape your fixtures and fittings around your daily activities and the unique features of your utility room. These include sink housing cabinets for over- and under-mounted sinks, Belfast sink cabinets, wine rack cabinets and curved corner units.
For utility rooms, we recommend interchanging base units with drawer units, creating ample room to store infrequently used items such as kitchen pans (as well as smaller items like clothes and cleaning products).
If you are keen to maintain a consistent aesthetic, it is possible to purchase cabinetry that will accommodate a washing machine (thus keeping the appliance hidden and creating a seamless appearance). This option requires a 600mm gap on either side and as such is ideal for narrower appliances. Please be aware that if you opt for a ‘hidden’ washing machine like this, it is also recommended that you purchase a moisture barrier to help protect your worktop from excess moisture.
For more guidance, why not read our helpful information guide on how to install appliances in solid wood kitchens?
OPEN WALL UNITS FOR EASY ACCESS
When selecting your base and wall units, it can be highly beneficial to opt for one or two without frontals. This open cabinetry allows you to locate and access items speedily, and can be a decorative way to store recipe books, crockery and vases too. You may like to decant food from packets into matching labelled enamelware, to turn everyday items into things of beauty. Coated in a high-quality lacquer, these cabinets require no extra finish if you choose to leave their contents on display. For additional much-needed storage room, base cabinets can accommodate up to four shelves, and open wall units can incorporate attractive oak plate racks too.
Find out more about open kitchen units for solid oak kitchens with our handy guide!
WIREWORK FOR ENHANCED STORAGE SPACE
To make the most of all available space, wirework solutions are ideal for maximising storage within your solid oak kitchen cabinets. We have a wide variety of configurations to suit all cabinetry, from corner carousels to full-height larder pull-outs to magic basket corner solutions. Made from chrome-plated steel, much of our wirework comes with a soft-close mechanism and is manufactured right here in Great Britain. By using such wire basketry, access to items stored away at the back of cupboards is much improved; and solutions such as our pull-out larder wirework help to maximise your room by occupying minimal floor space!
Learn more about shopping for handy wirework storage solutions for solid wood kitchens with our helpful article.
WICKER BASKETS FOR DECORATIVE STORAGE
Ideal for traditional-style homes and countryside residences, wicker baskets are a charmingly decorative storage solution and an attractive alternative to drawers. These handmade baskets come with solid oak surrounds that blend beautifully with oak cabinets – an impressive sight! What’s more, wicker baskets have ample depth, meaning that they’re perfect for storing vegetables, garden tools, home cleaning accessories, and much more.
The best utility rooms are designed to save time by keeping practicality in mind – but that’s no reason to compromise on beauty. For this and many other reasons, our stunning solid wood cabinets – teamed with fantastic internal storage solutions – are the ideal choice for utility rooms. Don’t underestimate the value of a well-organised laundry day: peace-of-mind and more free time than you bargained for are excellent reasons to get in touch. We would love to hear from you!