Utility rooms generally do not come up often in day to day conversation. Most people have one, but they are not typically a room worth talking about. They are generally cramped, messy rooms with overstuffed shelves. Many people do not take the time to organize, design, and make their utility room look aesthetically pleasing. However, more time is spent in the utility room than one might recognize. Oftentimes it is the first room you enter in a house through a garage. And doing laundry takes longer than five minutes, especially when folding and ironing are involved. So then, why does this poor little room get overlooked so much?
The best way to make your utility room worth talking about is by spending time making it aesthetically pleasing. At Faux Direct, we sell many faux brick and faux stone paneling to people looking to redesign their utility rooms, because they are the perfect way to add texture and character. Adding faux stone or faux brick paneling is often the missing piece in a utility room because it adds just enough to make the room feel cozy, homey, and inviting. As silly as it sounds for a utility room to be cozy, don’t you think that having that vibe would probably encourage you to be in there more often? Perhaps the laundry wouldn’t pile up into mountains quite as often in your home if you had a utility room that felt good to be in.
In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, your utility room should be organized. Add cabinets if you have open shelving and keep your items easy to locate and put away. Add storage bins and neatly tuck away items that aren’t currently in use, such as the iron and ironing board. If your utility room is also the room you enter through the garage, add a matt for people to wipe off their shoes as well as a shoe rack to keep shoes from being strewn every which way. You can also add a hook rack on the wall where your keys, dog leashes, and coats can go.
Look at this utility room with gorgeous faux brick paneling:
This utility room is very organized with the cabinetry and storage baskets:
You can make your utility room worth talking about by enhancing its aesthetic appeal with faux brick or faux stone paneling as well as organizing your items to give the room a clean, neat feel.