Planning Guide for Family-Friendly Mudrooms
A mudroom is something you may have not realized you needed until your family has grown or until you bring home that family pet that comes in and out multiple times a day.
Maybe you need extra space for backpacks, shoes, and outdoor gear. A mudroom is an easy solution to many of life’s messes or organizational challenges. They also add value to your home.
Planning a Mudroom by Cutting Clutter
Mudrooms can be a key space that make your home more attractive and productive. When designed properly, mudrooms give you a user-friendly space for storage for everything from items for your daily commute to hobbies and pets or sports.
From a simple bench with hooks above to a large room with extras like a charging station, think about all the options and how they fit into your budget and lifestyle.
Cut clutter by creating different zones in your mudroom like a “go-to zone” by the exterior door for keys, coats, and shoes, and a “laundry zone” around the washer and dryer. You can also create a “pet zone” for storage of food and supplies.
Layout, Location, and Organization
There are many layout, location, and organization options for a mudroom. Ask your home remodeling team about the following:
- One-wall organizers: If you only have one wall, think creatively and design a system that incorporates lots of needs – baskets, hooks, cubbies, and drawers. A bench or a wall unit or shelving and cabinetry work perfect in small spaces.
- Closet systems: With a well-thought-out system inside, a closet can be a good spot to corral all the shoes, jackets, umbrellas, dog leashes and backpacks that get shuffled about. Small decorative touches make a big impact here once you incorporate shelving, hooks, and easily accessible storage.
- Utility and Storage: Often outfitted with a washer and dryer, maybe even a sink, this is a space that can take advantage of storage, with loads of shelving, cabinetry, and countertops to consider.
Choose a Professional Home Remodeling Company to create an Easy, Beautiful Mudroom
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