Adding a Mudroom to a House Build or Remodel
Are shoes in piles on the living room or kitchen floor? Do coats get tossed around the house? Never know where your keys are? If you answered yes, you could benefit from a well-organized mudroom. Whether you are building a house from the ground up or looking to remodel your existing home, you might want to consider including a mudroom in your plans. Easy to reach shelves lined with baskets, hooks and cabinetry will keep everything neat and tidy.
Benefits of a Mudroom
Keeping Clutter at Bay
A basket for shoes. Pegs for keys. Hooks for coats and backpacks. Cabinetry for sports gear. In a well-planned mudroom there is a place for everything. No more jackets on backs of chairs or baseball gloves sitting on top of the kitchen counter. With a mudroom, your home will look neater and more organized – and you will be able to find things more quickly.
Transition Space Between the Outdoors and Indoors
Coming in from the rain or snow directly into a living room or kitchen can result in dirt being carried throughout the home. A mudroom allows you to remove wet or dirty shoes and clothes BEFORE you traipse into other rooms. Rather than mop the whole house, you can simply clean one room – the mudroom.
Who couldn’t use more storage? A mudroom can act as another closet – the perfect place to store coats, gloves and scarves in winter and extra towels and sunscreen in the summer.
Personalize the Space
Think of everything you might want to use your mudroom for before you plan it. Consider how you, your children and your pets live. Then, plan a space that works for you. Common items stored in a mudroom include coats, shoes, hats, scarves, backpacks, handbags, sporting equipment, keys, mail, pet bowls, and leashes. Create cubbies for each family member for optimal organization. If space is limited, build a laundry room/mudroom combo – makes for quick wash of wet, dirty clothes. Seating can be convenient for putting on and removing shoes. When planning the floor, think something that is easy to clean such as tile.
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