Harrogate Boot Room Storage Seating and Dog Rooms
Harrogate Boot Room Storage, Seating and Dog Rooms
If, like most families, your home is cluttered by belongings that are frequently in demand but a pain to store, you could benefit from incorporating a boot room. Most homes that Inglish Design work on now include a boot room.
At its simplest, a boot room functions as a practical storage solution that can be created by re-organising a hallway or borrowing a portion of an existing kitchen. Use it for some handy extra coat and shoe storage or, if you are working with a larger space, a boot room could double as a utility area, too. However, it often forms a daily entrance to your home. A Place for the dogs leads, a home for muddy boots – but it can still look beautiful.
How will you use your boot room?
When designing a boot room be clear from the outset what you want to use the space for. Is it a boot room solely for storing shoes and coats? Would you like it to have a sink? Maybe it needs to double up as a utility room? Think about those things around your house that don’t have a home but could definitely do with one (this is where a boot room comes into it’s own). Baskets for hats and scarves. Drawers for shoes and boots. Hooks for coats and jackets.
Where is the best space for a boot room?
In a typical farmhouse, a boot room is positioned by the back door, so that you can stomp in with muddy boots and change out of wet weather gear without traipsing mud through the house. If you’re embarking on a renovation project, planning an extension or fitting a new kitchen, now’s the time to see whether the ground floor could be reconfigured to include a boot room. For most homes the front door is the main port of call, and adding a porch might be the answer to avoid dirty trainers and school bags being trailed through the house. Without resorting to building work. An existing utility room can double up as a boot room.
Choose practical storage
Essentially, three levels of storage are required; shoe storage goes at the base – a bench with cubby holes beneath is ideal – then hanging racks for coats and jackets. Above head height, shelves can take hats or other items, such as sports gear. Pets can have their own storage space – baskets for dog towels, drawers or hooks for leads. Maybe even a drawer for treats ! For extra boot room storage, consider a bench with lift-up seat, or baskets. Wellies are best stored on taller shelving or on a rack. Fit peg rails to the wall for coats; a rail at a lower level allows for children’s jackets. Make sure the pegs or hooks protrude far enough to take more than one item. Don’t forget, too, that it’s a room that will see plenty of messy clothes, so it’s worth considering what can be hidden and what needs to be accessible.
If your Boot Room is part of a laundry or utility room this can work exceptionally well. Dirty sports gear or muddy walking clothes straight in the washer. Areas to hang wet coats.
Cleaning up !
Can you fit a sink in the room – if so include a pull our tap hose for washing things down. We have even included walk in dog showers in our boot rooms – so anything is possible !
Inglish Design of Harrogate design, manufacture and install bespoke joinery solutions for Boot Rooms, Laundries, Pantrys – indeeed the whole home !! Get in touch with Inglish Design to see how we can help. Our Design Service is FREE ! Email or call 01423 864951
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