A beautiful, functional mudroom should be at the top of your priority list for your new home or remodeling project. As its name suggests, a mudroom is your home’s first line of defense against the mud, dirt, and water your family tracks into your home. It can also be a place that helps to organize the things your family brings in and takes out the door every day. Although it is a utilitarian space, it should also be beautiful…it is the main entry for your family! Today I will share 3 must-have features for your new mudroom.
1. Durable, Practical Mudroom Flooring
A beautiful but tough and soil-hiding material is your best option here. We love to use natural slate and porcelain tile with lots of movement. These will stand up to the elements your family brings in and will hide the soil until cleaning day!
2. Well-Planned Storage to Stay Organized
A well-designed mudroom will provide organizational solutions to manage the items that move in and out of your home daily. Lockers, cabinetry, hooks, and baskets help to organize shoes, coats, jackets, backpacks, and bags. Off-season items can be housed in upper cabinets and switched out as the seasons change. How about a drop zone for things ready to go out the door? Returns, library books and more can have a designated place. An arrival center can provide a home for keys, bags, incoming and outgoing mail, and anything else you need a spot for.
3. Sensibly Positioned Seating
A bench nearby the door provides a place to remove and put on shoes and boots, minimizing the dirt that might otherwise be tracked through your home. Keep the space below the bench open to hide shoes!
A Beautiful Space to Simplify Your Life
Beautiful cabinetry will not only hide everyday messes, but combined with beautiful flooring, rugs, wallpaper or trim carpentry, lighting, and artwork, it can add beauty to this hard-working space. How could a well-designed mudroom simplify your life?
If you’re ready to create a home you love, we would be delighted to help. Reach out to us, and let’s chat about your project.
Until next time,