Irish kitchen trends for 2023 - Utility Room Storage

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Utility Room Storage

When choosing a kitchen, incorporating utility room storage is a crucial consideration. Not only does it provide ample storage space for kitchen essentials and other household items, but it also has the power to transform the overall functionality and aesthetic of the kitchen.

Irish kitchen trends for 2023 - Utility Room Storage

In recent years, utility room storage has become increasingly popular in Irish homes. With the rise of minimalism and decluttering movements, homeowners are seeking out ways to maximize space and organize their homes in a practical and functional way. This has led to the growth of utility rooms and the integration of storage solutions into kitchen designs.

Utility rooms are no longer just a place for washing clothes, they are becoming multi-functional spaces that are used for storing cleaning supplies, ironing, and even as a home office. With more people working from home, the demand for spaces that can accommodate work and household tasks has increased. The utility room is an ideal solution as it offers a space away from the main living areas that can be used for work and storage.

Kitchens are becoming hardworking spaces in our homes. As well as a space to cook and eat, they have become to act as a workspace and ‘utility’ for many. 

The Changing Irish Home

One of the main reasons why utility room storage is becoming more popular is because of the changing lifestyle of Irish homeowners. With many people leading busy lives, they need a space where they can store their items and have easy access to them. The utility room provides a space for these items, freeing up other rooms and creating a more organized home.

Another factor that has contributed to the popularity of utility room storage is the rise of open-plan living. Open-plan living spaces are becoming more common in Irish homes, but this can lead to clutter and a lack of storage space. The utility room is an ideal solution as it offers a separate space for storing items and keeping the main living areas free from clutter.

Kitchens are also adapting to the trend of utility room storage. Many kitchen designs now incorporate pantry areas and utility rooms into their plans, providing homeowners with even more storage space. Pantry areas can be fitted with shelves, drawers, and cabinets to maximize storage space and keep kitchen essentials organized.

The trend for utility room storage has also led to the development of innovative storage solutions. From pull-out shelves and organizers to smart storage systems, there are now a wide range of options available for homeowners to choose from. These solutions help to maximize space and ensure that items are stored in a practical and accessible way.

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The Shaker Kitchen Door

The Shaker Kitchen Door

The Shaker door continues to remain a firm favourite, with its pared back style and perfectly proportioned frame. It’s renowned for being both a timeless and versatile design.

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Introducing the shaker kitchen door

A Shaker Kitchen is a kitchen style which is distinctly minimalistic with a clean-lined design that has little or no decoration which creates a simple, open plan design.

Shaker kitchen cabinet doors consist of a recessed panel and a four-piece wood frame. Most of these kitchen cabinets are constructed from wood and dovetail joints. A Shaker style kitchen has simple lines and understated elegance about it that has stood the test of time. The cabinets themselves have a significantly unadorned look with a focus on practical design and its unique craftsmanship.

The Shaker Principles: Simplicity, Utility and Honesty.

History of the shaker door

Shaker style cabinets and shaker style doors get their name from the United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing, more commonly known as Shakers. Originating from Manchester, this religious group was formed in the 18th century after breaking away from the religious group, the Quakers. Before separating from the Quakers, the religious sect were known as the Shaking Quakers due to the ecstatic movements they used during worship.

This celibate and self-sufficient community emigrated to America and spread out across New England, where they handcrafted high-quality shaker style furniture that was renowned for its craftsmanship and high standards.

Shakers took so much pride in making their furniture that it looked just as good from the front, side and back. Their designs were durable, simplistic and understated – intricate details and veneers were seen as dishonest practices, with the exception of a small carving of the Shaker’s symbol ‘the tree of life’.

The Shaker door continues to remain a firm favourite, with its pared back style and perfectly proportioned frame. It’s renowned for being both a timeless and versatile design, hence why we’ve have a strong liking of shaker style kitchens at Kilroy’s.  on Shaker principles – simplicity, utility and honesty. Within our kitchen portfolio we offer beautifully designed, shaker style doors, each unique in their own right. Whether you prefer a classic or more contemporary style, each range is a blank canvas for you to add your own personal taste and make your dream kitchen and bedroom a reality.

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Our New Website

Explore Our New Website

After many months of hard work and dedication from our team at Kilroy’s Kitchens, we are pleased to announce the launch of our new website!

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Explore the new Kilroy's Kitchens website

Kilroy’s Kitchens is inviting visitors to explore our new website. The new website has been designed to offer the ultimate user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality while allowing customers to see the some of our kitchen portfolio that we have to offer.

Created with the user experience in mind, the site includes many new features to help users to quickly and easily navigate the site and find the kitchen inspiration they need.

New features include:

  • Look Ahead Navigation to reduce the number of user clicks to navigate the site.
  • Rapid Response Functionality allowing the site to be compatible with all browsers and mobile devices.
  • Multiple channels to communicate effectively with the Kilroy’s Kitchens team.
  • Consultation booking, whether online or in our showroom.
  • Social media integration so you can follow some of our latest projects, trends and news

Visitors to the new site can stay informed with the latest Kilroy’s Kitchens and industry news through the new online blog.  The blog will contain richer online content such as kitchen trends, press releases, featured kitchens and newsletters.  This valuable content will also be contained in “tool boxes” on pages throughout the site so the user is always just one click away from useful and pertinent information.

Kilroy’s Kitchens are experienced kitchen providers with our main showroom based in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. Offering a bespoke, friendly and reliable service.