A bespoke boot room is an asset to any family home, and can add considerable handcrafted charm and character too. Claude Clémaron can work with you to create a dedicated, hardworking boot room-come-utility space with all the practical bespoke features you need to suit your family’s life style. Whether that’s kicking off muddy boots, hanging outdoor coats and hats, rinsing handpicked vegetables or washing the dog.
So, what are the most important ingredients to consider for a boot room?
Hardwearing walls and flooring
Wipeable surfaces and durable materials are essential in a boot room. This means hardwearing and robust flooring, such as stone tiles. For the walls, wood panelling is a traditional way to provide protection from scuffs and knocks, and looks wonderful too. Once painted, wall panelling can be easily wiped down and cleaned. You can choose from an unlimited range of attractive, durable paint colours of the highest quality.
Made to measure storage
Made to measure storage and built-in cabinets will keep your boot room tidy and well-organised, and will maximise the space for all your family’s needs. Plan enough hanging space for bulky coats and visitors’ outerwear too. You can never have too many coat hooks or pegs! High level racks for hats and cycling helmets are handy too. But also remember to incorporate storage that kids can easily access. Hooks and shelves at a suitable height will encourage them to hang up coats and scarves and put away shoes.
The best place for shoe storage is close to the back door to minimise mess. Slatted shelves and a boot stand are ideal for dry and airing wet shoes or boots after long country walks.
A built-in storage bench is a big plus. A bench seat allows you to sit down on while you pull off your boots and also gives you valuable extra storage space under the lift-up-lid seat.
Add a practical sink
A sink is a really useful addition – particularly one with a spray tap, allowing you to rinse off
muddy wellies and vegetables! If you have the space, add in a laundry area too, with a washer, dryer and airing rails. If the boot room isn’t big enough to turn into a multi-purpose utility area, install an outdoor tap by the back door to hose down muddy boots and dogs,
A place for pets
And how about a bed for the dog? A boot room is the ideal place to build in a warm and snuggly spot for a dog bed, with storage for leads, collars, bags, balls and food.
Let Claude Clémaron create a bespoke boot room for you
Why not let Claude Clemaron devise a practical and uniquely appealing bespoke boot room that will fit in perfectly with your family’s lifestyle and home? Please call us on 01483 201080 to discuss your ideas with a free, no obligation, design consultation.