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The Utility Room, Evolved



This is a sponsored post from Kohler.


A cleverly designed utility room can turn your clients’ mundane chores into meaningful experiences. making their routines smoother and more enjoyable. Discover the freshest ways to upgrade the utility room to make it feel more calm, sophisticated and balanced.

1. Clear Space, Clear Mind

Despite our best efforts, the utility room is the one place where an impressive collection of clutter winds up. Such a mashup of dirty laundry, cleaning supplies, kid’s gear and pet supplies can make organization a challenge. To manage this chaos, make storage options more dynamic and varied so that every type of item has a place to live, other than on floors or surfaces.

 

Consider these simple additions:

  • Utility sink with shelf and storage
  • Faucet with pull-down sprayhead
  • Utility hooks for ironing boards and irons
  • Folding shelves
  • Stackable washer and dryer units
  • Drying racks

2. Find the Beauty in Fixtures

It’s time to bestow your utility room with the prestige it deserves for keeping your client’s family clean and organized, and there’s no better way to do so than with the perfect sink and faucet combination. Just because this space isn’t the centrepiece of the home doesn’t mean it should be an afterthought; take a moment to consider how much time you will be spending in this room and how hard your fixtures here need to work. By finding pieces that are both practical and elegant, you’ll set your clients up for more enjoyable laundry trips that leave them feeling as refreshed – and thankful to you – as the clothes you’re washing.

Try one of these sink and faucet pairings to express your personal style and set you and your utility room up for success:

  • Harborview utility sinkpaired with HiRise faucet
  • River Falls utility sinkpaired with Simplice faucet

3. Pamper Your Pet—and Yourself

Once considered a luxury, a pet-washing station has become a staple of the modern utility room. Today’s trending pet-washing stations are an elegant extension of overall personal style, featuring everything from tiled backsplashes and custom shower doors to stylish handshowers:

  • Awaken Handshower
  • Artifacts Handshower

An aesthetically pleasing station will delight the humans of your home while the functionality and ease of use will make sure every pet is pampered. It’s the easiest way to clean a dirty pooch or curious cat.

4. Personalize With Patterns

Just because it’s the utility room doesn’t mean it needs to look utilitarian. Add a bold, printed wallpaper, accent the room with a pop of colour or even experiment with stylized backsplash tiles. When you personalize a space with bursts of pattern or colour, your client will instantly feel more excited to spend time there … and to recommend you as the contractor of choice.