Mudrooms help us transition from our adventures in the great outdoors to the comforts inside our homes.
when packed with clever built-ins, space-maximizing storage and nifty
organizers, a mudroom can also become a high-functioning, double-duty
space that can accommodate anything from folding laundry to making
Don't believe me? Check out these fantastic mudrooms and
my space-saving mudroom organization tips to see how you can make the
entry to your home attractive, functional and clutter free.
Office space. Transform
your mudroom into a double-function space with a built-in desk and file
storage. One wall is all you need if you plan it right. The cubbies and
hooks help keep outdoor gear and clutter separated from the desk area.
Helpful hooks. Turn
an awkward or a dead space into something you'll actually use. A row of
simple hooks around the perimeter and a few well-placed wire baskets
have turned this once-empty nook into a valuable drop zone near the
Neat and clean. Not all of
us like to have our jackets and coats on display. These
floor-to-ceiling cabinet doors keep clutter out of sight and add an
Laundry time. If you have a
spacious mudroom at the back of your house, take advantage of all that
room. Consider including a laundry section to make life a little easier.
A washer, dryer and small sink mean you can throw dirty clothes right
into the wash as soon as you get home.
Pet station. If you share your home with furry friends, your mudroom is the perfect place for a doggie stop. This
pet-friendly mudroom's special space for cleaning pets means the owners
will never see a muddy paw print in their house again. A sophisticated
palette of durable materials makes it feel sleek, despite its practical
Seasonal storage. Mudrooms
can be the perfect place in which to store outdoor sports gear for all
four seasons, with the right organizational techniques. This ski-loving
family came up with a great solution to keep their winter gear under
control: Cubbies for gloves and hats up top, spots for boots below the
bench and custom ski racks keep everything neat and tidy.
Personalized. Clever and
colorful solutions help bring this mudroom to life. Let your little ones
choose a favorite color to make their special space in your mudroom
more fun. Color-coordinated baskets add a little personality to an
all-white space with minimal cost and effort.
If you have the
room, incorporate a workstation into your mudroom. Wrap a gift, help
your child with a school project or prepare a package for the mail on
your way out the door. Having everything in one spot will make
multitasking much easier.