I created a DIY utility area using bargain buys from Matalan and IKEA – it’s so good people are rushing to replicate it

A SAVVY woman has revealed how she managed to set up a utility room in her kitchen using products from just Matalan and fan-favorite IKEA.

While some people have a separate, small space to do their laundry, others don’t and often struggle to organize everything they need to do it properly.

A woman has shared her DIY project to create a utility room in her kitchen


A woman has shared her DIY project to create a utility room in her kitchenCredit: Extreme Couponing and Bargains

And after dealing with this problem for some time, Gemma Krelle set out to set up her own utility area in her kitchen to fix it.

Gemma took to the Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK group on Facebook and posted a stunning photo of what she had done for all to see and get inspired.

At first glance viewers could see a storage unit with two laundry baskets on the left next to two boxes above.

Next to it she had placed another unit for the tumble dryer, with a separate compartment for all laundry products.

“DIY utility area in my kitchen,” she wrote in the caption. “We put together two pieces of MDF for the dryer top £20, added two rods for the legs £5, added a cupboard on top to store laundry products £28. [sic]

“Added side storage unit for laundry baskets £30, added pull out cart for storing laundry products £10. Then added the laundry supplies”. [sic]

People were quick to comment on the unit, with one person writing: “Love this!” another shared: “Looks beautiful Gemma thanks for sharing ideas! I really want this laundry basket storage xxxx”. [sic]

A third added: “Love how well you can use the space you have. I don’t have a utility room, my dryer is in my kitchen, and I could really pinch that idea x”. [sic]

“Where is the car on the side with the washing powder on it from please x”, [sic] one person questioned, to which another responded by sending a photo of IKEA’s £1 white Vesken trolley.

Another person asked where the storage unit on the side was from, to which one person replied “I have one, mine was from Amazon x”. [sic]

Gemma herself then answered the question and cleared up any confusion as she said it was from IKEA.

“It looks absolutely gorgeous!! I have a small area in my kitchen where the washer and dryer are. I love the little signs, where did you get them please? xx”. [sic]

Gemma replied: “from Matalan xx”. [sic]

Emma James

Emma James is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma James joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing emmajames@ustimespost.com.

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