This is your better entry into the home, children and pets have a good leave and entry place here. A well constructed mudroom acts as a weather barrier to the main living areas. its a place to hang and store the seasons clothing and you can leave your boots and shoes out of the way but easy to find. Good design is key for good traffic flow and storage.
Moving the clutter of seasonal outerwear, shoes and accessories to a designated and organized space will add a welcoming entrance into your home.
Mudroom designs tend to be simple. With a strong focus on function even a small mudroom addition can add a lot of valuable space to a home. Generally, a mud room has easily cleaned floors made with materials like tile, concrete, or linoleum. Built-ins are great here. A wall of storage that can be closed off from view is ideal. Locker-style closets with drawers underneath keep any family organized. Cabinets above the lockers store less-used seasonal items. In addition, benches for people to sit on while they remove their shoes are not uncommon. A skylight is another great option that works well in mud rooms, providing good daylight for the mudroom and spilling into the adjoining room.
Start planning your mud room by putting your ideas down on paper. Clip or print and save photos of styles, designs or materials you like and present them to your contractor or designer. Ask your neighbors and friends that have mud rooms what they like or would do different if they could re-build their space.
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