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Ella & Jack’s Renovation: Maximising A Small Utility Room

Project Date
April, 2023

Ella and Jack are eager home renovators who recently bought their first home in Chorley. The couple wanted to maximise their small utility room with a versatile and expandable design. The space needed to fit their current style with ample laundry storage and a temporary kitchen area while they extend their home.

kitchen size:
6 Units - Extra small
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Kitchen Designer Corinne
Designed by:
Corinne Barton

Working with Ella and Jack was a fun challenge as they are passionate home renovators with a clear vision of what they wanted. We found the perfect solution - an organised utility that offers generous storage with a natural colour palette for a practical but elegant space.

White neutral utility room with wood worktops and gold handles.

Goals for the space

Ella and Jack's current room was small, with no natural light. They wanted to utilise the room layout to accommodate an expandable utility area and worktops for a temporary kitchen zone. Finally, the look and atmosphere needed a stylish, neutral style that fits their modern home. Our mission was to unlock the true potential of this space by creating a functional laundry space that reflects their sense of style.

Natural Kitchen details: white Hjerte cabinets in chalk with gold henry handles

Natural tones

Traditional meets modern in this harmonious kitchen nook. The couple opted for our classic shaker-style Hjerte cabinets in white chalk. To infuse warmth and rustic charm, wood-stained worktop laminates were implemented to balance the white of the cupboards. Our brushed brass Henry handles unify the look with sunlit metallic contrasting, resulting in a visually stunning kitchen that exudes elegance and personality.

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Customised Tandem larder closed cabinet for storing washing machine and tumble dryer appliances
Inside a Hjerte shaker style larder cabinet for storing washing machine and tumble dryer appliances

Clever storage solutions

At the core of this renovation was maximising the small layout into a well-functioning space. Our designer Corinne used vertical layering by designing floor-to-wall cabinetry on both sides. This helped open the room with seamless surfaces that neatly concealed supplies and appliances.

A standout feature of the renovation was this larder pantry - appearing as an unassuming cupboard until you open it, and it reveals a laundry station with washing appliances stacked on top of each other.

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Ella & Jack's Renovation Experience

The installation process

Smile Kitchens strives to make the entire home renovation process, including installation, as effortless as possible. Almost all our ranges, including the units delivered to Ella and Jack, are built for an intuitive, hassle-free installation experience.

Most of the products are thoughtfully pre-built, simplifying the assembly process for the couple without any unnecessary complications. The Smile Kitchens team provide a technical fitters' pack containing all essential technical details and requirements and dedicated support from our team that helped ensure Ella and Jack could quickly and easily build their units.

Curious about their smooth installation process? Watch their transformation video here.

Watch Ella & Jack's transformation
Close up of kitchen station in customer kitchen

Excellent service from design to delivery, start to finish. I couldn't praise Corinne enough for her design work and understanding exactly what I was after. I love my new utility so much. Thanks for bringing my kitchen to life!

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The Hjerte range is packed with character, heritage and a warm timeless feel, with timber effect shaker doors to create a kitchen fit for any home. Its name comes from the Danish for ‘heart’.
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