Working in collaboration with award-winning interior designers, Wells and Maguire, we were commissioned to design and make the bespoke cabinetry for a capacious utility room and a separate boot room in a renovated and extended five-bedroom home in Surrey.
Handpainted in De Nimes by Farrow & Ball, the 18 sq. metre utility room is designed in a modern Shaker style featuring veneered Oak in frame cabinetry with 30mm thick door and drawer fronts with solid oak dovetailed drawer boxes. To complement, and to provide a natural accent throughout, all open shelving is also solid Oak. Handles and butt hinges are all in solid black steel.
The utility room leads from the kitchen, which is used by a family that loves entertaining. To accommodate the additional appliances required for parties, a zone was created opposite the entrance to house an integrated undercounter wine and beer fridge, both by Neff, with an additional open bottle rack above it. This is next to a large window above a 30mm Lucern Lake quartz countertop with storage drawers beneath. At the centre of this run is a floor-to-ceiling tall double door cabinet housing an integrated full-height frost free freezer by Neff next to a washing machine and tumble dryer in a stacked formation.
To the right of the tall cabinetry is a second window above the sink run that includes an 80mm single bowl white ceramic sink by Abode set within the quartz surface and with an upstand behind it. This ‘dirty sink’ is accompanied by a chrome spray tap by Franke ideal for washing down muddy boots and sports kit. Storage cupboards beneath are for housing cleaning fluids and laundry detergents. Adjacent open shelving faces into the room and is for keeping plants and decorative items.
The back run includes further tall cabinets which extend in an L-shape corner formation. One is a broom cupboard and the rest of the door fronts are designed to attractively conceal the boiler and the pipework for the property. The facing wall consists of pigeonhole top boxes with wicker baskets, with a long chrome hanging rail attached to the base. Being directly next to the boiler, this part of the room is dry and warm, making it an ideal airing space for shirts and clothing.
Next door to the utility, and part of the new extension, is a 12 sq. metre boot room which is handpainted in Greyhound by Benjamin Moore Paints with solid Oak internals. It features floor-to-ceiling open boot and shoe racks, with pigeonhole shelves that include baskets to store dog leads, hats and helmets alongside further pull-out deep drawers. The central section features open cabinetry in solid Oak with hanging rails for jackets. Opposite is a run of handpainted tongue and groove panelling with bench seating in front.
Designer: Darren Taylor
Interior Designers: Wells and Maguire
Photographer: Paul Craig
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