Futility room

(31 Posts)
ItsAllTLAsToMe Tue 23-Apr-13 20:14:48

Can everyone please stop calling their super-useful utility room a futility room? I'm going to have one soon, and I'm really excited about it grin.

Quite interested in the washing powder too! DS is prone to excema but I like nice smells. Presumably it would be easier on the skin than stuff you buy.

My utility room would be great except the dogs live in it. It's pretty big - Long and narrow with fitted white gloss kitchen units from Wickes. The builder put the sink slightly in the wrong place so although we had planned a space under a counter for the dogs to sleep this hasn't worked so on sleeps in the middle of the floor.

Its also a bit clinical - white units, black work tops and grey tiled floor. Trying to decided what colour to paint the walls.

I try to keep it tidy but DH keeps his tools there and the recycling is there too. Both tools and recycling have cupboards but end up on counters!

I also have a boiler room where I dry clothes on one of those hanging things and a think that pulls out of the wall.

oooh I am about to have a futility room when we complete on our house on friday! Well, technically its a dowstairs shower room atm but I'm going to take out the shower, leave the toilet and sink and then add washing machine, dryer and cupboards. It will be a long while yet before its beautiful but IT WILL BE!

JulieAnderton Thu 25-Apr-13 10:46:23

I'd love a utility room. I think that all of that "stuff" has to go somewhere and I'd rather it be in a single out-of-the-way room, rather than in the kitchen/hallway etc.

goes off to Rightmove houses with utility rooms

Schooldidi Thu 25-Apr-13 10:52:30

Mine is an old coal shed. It's not nice at all sad, it's a brick coal shed with a washing machine and tumble drier (that doesn't work) in it. It's so cold in the winter that that the pipes freeze and we have to defrost the washing machine with a hairdriershock. I really miss having my washing machine in the kitchen and if we could afford to have the kitchen redone we would, just so there was a space for the washing to be done inside the house. I hate having to go out into the "garden" (a small patio really) to do my washing.

MrsLyman Thu 25-Apr-13 11:03:16

I envy you all with your utility rooms, currently house hunting and it's top of my list of must haves, mine will also look very similar to the photo posted.

wonkylegs Thu 25-Apr-13 18:40:18

My current one is very long and thin and works fine but currently also doubles as a tool and garden store.
New one is smaller but better laid out and We've budgeted for one of these

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