This large, sleek utility room gets plenty of attention from visitors. “Most people comment on its size,” Emily Jade says. Designed to be convenient to the kitchen, as “mums spend so much time in both,” it has a wall of linen cupboards so clean laundry can be folded and stored close by. There’s also room to hang school and work clothes. “The laundry acts as a great second wardrobe for us because all the bedrooms are upstairs,” Emily Jade says.