A beautiful and functional Utility Room by deVOL
What a joy to be able to have all your messy jobs in a dedicated place, utility rooms are definitely the room of the moment and this beautiful bank of cupboards is the perfect example of how practical, simple and stylish this room can be.
Kitchens have always been our speciality here at deVOL, but over the past few years our customers have wanted our help with designing and making lovely furniture for the other little rooms in their homes. Our standard and bespoke Shaker cupboards work perfectly in so many styles of spaces and we hope this new deVOL utility room will give you a little taste of just how special and versatile our handmade cupboards are.
This utility room is completely fitted and features our tongue and groove backboards. The richness of the ‘Pantry Blue’ paintwork and the skirting gives it a very bespoke feel, even though it’s made completely with our standard size Shaker cupboards.
The design of this space is a little bit different to a kitchen, it’s not just a mini kitchen with the sink under the window, it’s different because it does a different job. People tend to need much less space around their utility sink but want lots of worktop, so we tucked the sink in the corner, which instantly gives a more utilitarian feel, and creates lots of space to do potting up and flower arranging, laundry, or washing the dog.
The base cabinets are designed to be completely functional, with two pot cupboards and an open cabinet suitable for stacking and storing. A single glazed countertop cupboard may not instantly seem right for a utility room, but it’s a beautiful and practical option and an incentive to keep your cupboards well organised. You don’t need to have fancy stylish things on display, it can be neatly stacked jam jars with nails in, it can be tea towels and linens, it can be plant pots and seed packets and string, whatever it is, if it’s neatly stored it will create an interesting and practical space.
The hint of warm metal from our own deVOL Aged Brass ‘Mayan’ taps and the undermounted copper sink contrasts beautifully with the blue cupboards and polished Carrara marble worktop, finishing this room off with some style.