How to Spruce Up Your Utility Room for Spring

Spring is the season of colourful blooms, sunshine and, hopefully, warmer temperatures. It’s also the time when you may hear that dreaded phrase, “spring cleaning.” Especially if you’re planning on putting your Fleetwood real estate up for sale this season, spring cleaning is a must.

One part of your spring cleaning that can actually be a little fun is sprucing up your utility room. This room sees and endures a lot of hard work, so it’s important to make sure it’s up-to-date and efficiently designed so you and any other future residents can fully enjoy it. From remodelling to de-cluttering, take a look at these fun ways to spruce up your utility room.

Function and Style, All in One

If you plan to sell your home, it’s important to incorporate practical elements that any potential buyer will love. That being said, just because something’s functional, that doesn’t mean it has to lack in style.

Attractive and practical designs such as light wood countertops and shelves will add functional, yet stylish details to your utility room. Deep sinks and tiled flooring are necessary for most utility rooms, but you can add your own decorative style by choosing tiles that have little pops of colour or sophisticated patterns.

Look Up!

No, not now! Look up in your utility room. Are the light fixtures outdated? Are there high ceilings? Take this opportunity to add new, recessed lighting that will make the space feel especially inviting and spacious.

If there are high ceilings in your utility room, you can add modern, practical elements like a pull-down hanging clothes rack or additional storage space. It’s the small touches that can really take your home to the next level of sophistication and functionality.

Racks and Rails

If your utility room is relatively compact, utilizing racks and rails can help you take full advantage of the space you do have. Wall-mounted frames for hang-drying clothes can help you maximize your space and save room for elements like wide, deep sinks and counter space.

Storage, Storage and More Storage

Sufficient storage is one of the most important aspects of any utility room. If this room in your house needs a complete makeover, don’t forget to add plenty of storage space in your redesign. Upper and lower cabinets painted in beautifully bright hues can make your space pop and can help you hide away any clutter that accumulates.

Tall cabinets provide the perfect space to tuck away vacuum cleaners, ironing boards, mops and brooms and other bulky items. This kind of storage not only keeps these household items out of the way, but it provides ample space to keep everything together. That way you don’t have to go to one room for the mop and another room for the bucket. Keep everything tidy in one place!

If you’ve run out of space for more cabinets, drawers or shelves, a few hooks might be able to do the trick. Peg rails and hooks don’t require much space and give you options for hanging bags, towels and other items.

Make Your Fleetwood Real Estate Stand Out

Sprucing up your utility room is just one of the ways you can make your Fleetwood home stand out from the rest. If you’re planning on buying or selling a home in this wonderful North Surrey neighbourhood, please contact me by calling the number at the top of your screen. I look forward to hearing from you!