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mikeTV Mon 03-Sep-18 01:02:40

I have a utility room that is basically a corridor with worktop over the washer/dryer.

I need to use the space better and was thinking about getting a narrow free-standing shelf unit to sit on top of the worktop (have a maiden above, so can't easily fit higher shelves/cupboard.

Does this sound like a bad idea? What would you do? Any links to potentially suitable things would be greatly appreciated.

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wowfudge Mon 03-Sep-18 10:39:55

Have a look at IKEA's website - lots of ideas there and also on Pinterest.

ChishandFips33 Mon 03-Sep-18 23:26:56

Billy book cases wood be good - what is it you are needing to store in them?

ChishandFips33 Mon 03-Sep-18 23:30:08

Would, not wood!
They come in different heights and have door options too

ChishandFips33 Mon 03-Sep-18 23:36:24

The IKEA kitchen range also has narrow shelving

mikeTV Tue 04-Sep-18 00:05:02

Thanks - I think billy bookcases will be too deep. Ideally want depth of 10-15cm for Kilner jars etc - and probably only 1-2 shelves.

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HarrietSchulenberg Tue 04-Sep-18 00:34:33

I have this on top of one of my worktops to take kilner jars (plum gin's brewing on there at the mo), tea caddy, teapots, jam jars, radio, kettle etc, and it's great for hanging fairy lighta on too. It's a wooden shoe rack from Argos, if you cba clicking the link.
http://www.argos.co.uk/product/4257495?storeID=209&cmpid=GS001&_$ja=tsid:59157|acid:480-316-7430|cid:596237168|agid:30099185793|tid:pla-268173024625|crid:94121745033|nw:g|rnd:5504924355804503216|dvc:m|adp:1o2|mt:|loc:1006940&gclid=CjwKCAjwt7PcBRBbEiwAfwfVGG6N9cQPVM9JXFtbiT0lYfzgE4D_4NoapXgo9S4t0KgalndT-m1FYBoCGQcQAvD_BwE

ChishandFips33 Tue 04-Sep-18 07:03:00

Like this? But maybe not as deep?

ChishandFips33 Tue 04-Sep-18 07:26:42

We have the bigger version of this in our bathroom - this is only 12cm deep

You could tip it on it's side (without the door on) and lie across the worktop

B&Q or Wilko

If you are not wanting a 'finished' look you could buy some planks of wood and rest them on something at either end?

FreerOfIcefyre Tue 04-Sep-18 11:08:49

I have the same set up, corridor to side door with washer and dryer underneath a worktop. I have Ikea Ivar, 1 single and 1 double. link

Mine are 124cm high and contain recycling bins, bin liners, pegs, kitchen roll, lunch boxes, washing powder etc. You can customise it shelf wise and you can opt for 30cm deep or 50cm deep and different heights depending which side frame you buy.

I have a pantry lined with a huge Ivar unit that holds everything as we buy in bulk from Costco.

For inspiration look on Pinterest for Utility or Ikea Ivar.

BagelGoesWalking Tue 04-Sep-18 11:18:48

A cd shelving unit would probably be about 10cm deep?

mikeTV Tue 04-Sep-18 11:58:37

Thanks all - I need the combination of shallow shelves, but also tall enough to house Kilner jars. I think something like a couple of these shelves on top of each other:

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Palmer1983 Tue 04-Sep-18 12:11:24

How about this https://amzn.to/2wCPXIw
It's not overly pretty but functional and cleanable

Palmer1983 Tue 04-Sep-18 12:43:37

Actually maybe this https://amzn.to/2wHbnUV
It come in different sizes I think and ikea obviously sell it or did

mikeTV Tue 04-Sep-18 12:44:47

Thanks palmer - I think that's too wide for me, I need 15cm ish depth unfortunately

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FreerOfIcefyre Tue 04-Sep-18 13:40:20

For 15cm deep in another part of our house we went for those metal uprights that allow brackets to be slotted in anywhere and then the conti board (melamine) shelves on top.

this sort of thing we have it in both the shed and the garage.

That way you can adjust the height for your jars.

wowfudge Tue 04-Sep-18 14:39:54

When I suggested IKEA I was thinking of their utility room stuff, not Billy bookcases. They also have hall furniture, some of which may be suitable.

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