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Designing the perfect boot room

Designing the perfect boot room

An adjoining boot room is the perfect way to continue your 1909 design through to another area of the home, creating a space that's an equal balance of beauty and practicality, with a nod to traditional style.

Whether you're longing for extra space to store your coats and shoes, a beautiful room to welcome guests to your home, or a multi-functional utility; explore a range of boot room designs at 1909. You can create the perfect feature boot room to complement your space and lifestyle.

The Benefits of a Boot Room

There was a time when a country home and a boot room came hand-in-hand, but now the boot room is a highly-designed feature that can be designed to suit any style of home and lifestyle. Traditionally a room to transition from outdoors to indoors, the boot room has become a multi-functional space that can be used as an entrance hall, a utility and as a place for practical storage, all whilst making a timeless design statement.

A boot room can provide ideal storage for outdoor attire, can include a seating area for removing muddy shoes so dirt isn't brought into main living spaces, and can function as a utility when designed with handy cupboards and shelves for extra storage. Boot room shoe storage is an essential part of the checklist, as a large purpose of the room is to avoid traipsing muddy boots around the house.

Although once traditionally situated at the back of a home, current interior trends have seen the introduction of the boot room as an entrance hall at the front of the home, because something so beautiful deserves to be seen by guests and family alike. But no matter whether you have a utility boot room or an entrance boot room, it's sure to impress.

Designing Your Boot Room: The Features


A boot room bench is the feature you don't realise you need until you own one. After you have it, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it. Gone will be the days of balancing on one leg as you try to force on a wellington, as a bench offers your family and guests the perfect place to perch when pulling on, or taking off, shoes.

Shoe storage

Naturally, as a place to put on your shoes, boot room shoe storage should be kept at the forefront of your mind when designing your boot room. Beneath your bench there's the opportunity to integrate tailored storage in the form of open shelving, offering the ideal location to tuck away shoes for quick and easy access, whilst keeping them neat and tidy.

However, you also need to consider the different shoes you plan to store, as boots may require taller storage; a side open shelving unit is perfect for sliding in tall styles.

Coat hooks

Home is where you hang your hat as the saying goes, so another must-have for your boot room design is a selection of hooks to hang your hats, coats and even umbrellas. This will give you an organised space to store and access your outdoor clothing efficiently, and means you can get rid of that pesky coat stand that's been taking up valuable floor space.

A laundry cabinet/utility storage

A boot room is the perfect place to include a laundry cabinet to store household items, such as your ironing board and iron, that don't necessarily have another dedicated place in the home to store them. The tall-door design allows the unit to maximise space in even the smallest of rooms, with a selection of different-sized shelves available for an abundance of storage possibilities.

If you are blessed with space, a boot room would also sit perfectly alongside practical utility units, with an integrated sink and a place to house your washing machine/tumble dryer. This would create the ideal base for household cleaning products and laundry items, allowing you to keep it separate from the kitchen area, and giving you an alternative place to wash down muddy footwear.

Overheard storage

Overhead storage, whether in the form of open shelving, handy cupboards, or both, is a great way to utilise the space you have to maximise storage opportunities. Open shelving can be used to bring personality to your boot room by displaying a selection of treasured possessions, or they can be perfect for holding baskets and boxes to tuck away shoe polish and other useful items.

Overhead boot room cupboards are ideal for hiding away any items you don't want on display, such as seasonal attire or the family picnic blanket, helping you to minimise clutter.

Explore Utility Boot Rooms at 1909

Have we inspired you to consider a boot room as part of your upcoming home renovation? Have we helped you to form a better idea of what you're searching for?

Discuss your ideas further and begin your planning process with one of our specialist 1909 kitchen retailers across the UK.

Boot rooms aren't the only other choice when it comes to versatile design options that can be tailored to your individual tastes, needs and space. Read how you can create a feature with 1909.

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