STORAGE IS PARAMOUNT in this hardworking and practical space, but you can still make it appealing in appearance. Consider having wooden cupboards made to conceal appliances, much as you would in a kitchen, and then keep a limited amount of smaller pieces to hand on worktops or shelves. Baskets, boxes, bottles and lidded jars can be a solution for cleaning products and help to make them look more attractive. Try not to think in purely utilitarian terms. Introducing some colour, fabric or pattern will soften the room and make it look less hard and functional. But if you are going for a spartan aesthetic, opt for just a few items on display that add visual interest.