Keep the cold weather out when entering your clean and cozy home by designing the ultimate mudroom. With winter officially just around the bend, now is the time to create an attractive and functional space to store all those snow boots, warm hats and gloves.
If you don’t have a designated space for a mudroom, think outside of the box and let your laundry room serve a double purpose in the home. It just makes sense. Most laundry rooms are located right off the garage, and with a little creativity in the design department, your laundry room could be the ideal location for the much-needed addition of a mudroom.
Laundry cabinetry isn’t just for storing detergent; stain remover, and fabric softener.
You could also keep your winter weather accessories neatly tucked away in baskets behind those closed cabinet doors. Just designate one or two wall or base cabinets for your mudroom needs, and keep similar items grouped together all in one place.
Include a bench to help you put on socks, shoes, and boots. Choose a sturdy piece, with storage room to house winter footwear inside or in cubbies below. Imagine never having to run around looking for lost shoes, or wiping up wet footprints tracked in your formal entryway again.
Take advantage of vertical space by installing coat hooks on a blank wall. Having an accessible spot to hang bulky items like coats, scarves, handbags and backpacks will go a long way in calming the clutter, and keeps everyday items within arm’s reach.
Consider a sink for your laundry/mudroom. Not only can a sink help with your laundry needs, but it will also allow you to rinse off dirty boots and hang dripping mittens without having to track mud and slush into the bathroom.
Add an indoor/outdoor area rug. Keep your wood or tile floors sparking and free from wet winter snow. Today’s indoor/outdoor area rugs are attractive and beautifully made from fast drying, non-absorbent, mildew and stain-resistant materials like acrylic, nylon, or polypropylene (synthetic), and bamboo or sisal (natural). Not only are area rugs functional, but they also add warmth and style to a mudroom.
With winter on its way, why not make the most of your laundry room by adding a beautiful mudroom area to boot? It’s easy to stay organized, and keep the cold and dirt out, with the help of custom laundry cabinetry, creative storage solutions, and a designated place to keep all your cold weather needs.
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