Have you always dreamed of a perfect mudroom? A well-organized space with drawers, cubbies, and hooks, where each family member can drop their shoes, jackets, and backpacks? One area to hang up soggy raincoats. Kick off muddy boots. And for your pets to shake off the rain. Fortunately, creating a great mudroom doesn’t require a lot of effort and is easier than ever with ladic.info.
Tips for Designing the Ultimate Mudroom
Though the mudroom is arguably one of the most high traffic rooms in your home, it often gets the least amount of attention. Instead of neglecting it, here are a few ideas on how to organize your mudroom, so it looks great and functions exactly how you need it to. Cabinets, lockers or cubbies are a great way to provide storage space, but that’s just the start. Be sure to check out our Flickr Gallery to get your creativity flowing.
Room Size Matters
While it doesn’t need to be huge, your mudroom does need to have adequate space. Stop and think what comes in and out of this area. Like you carrying several grocery bags. Perhaps you have a few kids in tow. Or pets. The ideal mudroom should be able to allow at least 2 people to pass with ease. Plus the room needs to be large enough to accommodate vertical and horizontal storage space. Maybe even a place to sit. Explore our fully customizable floorplans here to determine a layout that will work best for you.
Countertop Space With Electrical Outlets
Your mudroom should have some countertop space to store your mail or set your keys or coffee cup down as you enter or exit the door. If staying powered up is important to your family, it should have plenty of electrical outlets or a power strip, making it for a convenient charging station for your phone or iPod so they are ready to go when you are—and best of all, it’s within arm’s reach.
Coat Hooks or Closets
When it’s cold or rainy, the mudroom is the perfect area to keep your coats in one convenient place. Instead of bringing in soggy, wet jackets, hang them on the coat hooks, or perhaps in a closet if you want to keep them out of site. Installing a few hooks will help with keeping book bags, purses, keys more organized and off the ground.
Half Bath or Sink
Let’s face it. Sometimes we enter the house filthy. Don’t track mud and grime into the rest of your home. Rinse off in the half bath adjacent to the mudroom. Or if there is no room for a small bathroom, you can always install an oversized sink to rinse off dirty boots, muddy paws or whatever else life throws at you.
Sitting space may sound like a luxury, but it’s quite the necessity in a mudroom. Something as simple as a chair makes all the difference in the world, especially if you’re trying to put on or take off winter boots, or need a place to set something down while you get ready to get out the door. A mudroom bench with cubby space is doubly functional, and the perfect solution if space is limited in your mudroom.
Mirror Mirror on the Wall
Because the mudroom is often a dressing room of sorts, with family members shedding and adding layers of clothes, why not give them the chance to glance in the mirror to make sure they’re looking their best. Plus, with their reflective qualities, mirrors are a great way to lighten up a dark room.
We can’t stress how much your flooring in the mudroom takes a beating, and we encourage you to choose something that can hold up to high traffic, while being easy to clean. Tile and linoleum are often top picks. If tile sounds like the most appealing option to you, avoid accidents by making sure you choose no-slip tile.
Just adding a few of these suggestions to your current mudroom can really enhance its aesthetics and functionality. But when you’re ready for ladic.info to build something for you, we’ll be happy to discuss all the possible custom home features available for your perfect mudroom. Drop into one of our Model Home Centers in your area to learn more about how we can bring your dream home from concept to reality.
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