Designing a Mud Room

Mudrooms are the perfect rooms to make the transition from the outside of your home into the inside. Mudrooms can provide extra custom made storage and keep storage under control also. But a mudroom should be functional and stylish.

So what is a mudroom’s function really? Well, a mudroom is a transition room from the outside to the inside that should offer cabinet space to store winter gear such as boots, winter coats and mittens in the winter. In the summer, it can store pool toys, towels and outside toys as well as pairs of sneakers. The extra storage space can also be used to store pet supplies and extra pet toys. By adding a bench, the kids can sit down to remove snowy boots or muddy sneakers so as not to track dirt through the rest of the house. A bench is additionally great for putting down grocery bags or work items such as a laptop bag. Plus; there can be additional storage under the bench, or if has a raised lid, inside the bench.

Also, hooks can be installed for hanging up coats and hats. In addition, if you can choose to install open shelves for easy access to items; it can make coming and going less chaotic. Or, if you choose to have custom designed cubbies (cubicles), each person in the home can have their own designated one. All items belonging to that person would be in the cubby and ready to grab for school, work or play.

Last but not least, what materials should you use for the design of your mudroom? Well, an easy to clean, long lasting floor is a priority option because of dirt and germs which will be tracked into the mudroom and the wear and tear. Other materials should be chosen also that will complement the design and décor of the rest of your home as much as is practical. In addition, the mudroom should add to the efficiency and organization of your home.

Mudrooms are not only efficient, but useful.

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