Drop zone. Workspace. Catchall. Although you may not spend a tremendous amount of time in your mudroom, it is the place that gets your family out the door and it should be fresh and functional. Mudrooms are the first and last point of entry for many homeowners. Sometimes standalone, other times paired with a laundry room, organization is key to ensuring your space sets you up for success.
Understanding the needs of your household is our first tip. You want to know if the space will be used heavily for storage, a place for completing projects, or a quick stop on the way out the door. Figuring out how you will utilize the space is paramount. It is also important to consider storage and layout options that will easily transition as your needs do.
Use elements that are stylish and functional. Baskets are a great way to hide items you don’t want to expose and they provide a uniform look to a space. Pair them with labels to keep the things you use most frequently easily accessible.
Hooks provide a great option for the storage of outerwear, keys, leashes, purses, and other items that are best stored hung up off the ground. Choosing fun hardware for your hooks will add character to your mudroom and create interest.
If your family is large, or you have children that participate in a lot of after-school activities, consider incorporating a cubby system into your mudroom cabinetry. This will allow for optimal space to keep sporting equipment or any other items they may need frequently. Providing a personal cubby for each of your children and giving them the option to personalize it creates a fun project and will motivate your child to keep things stored away and off of the floor.
Think about choosing upgrades and amenities that will elevate your space. Heated floors are a great option if your home is a place that has colder or damp climates. Having a toasty floor to plant your feet on after coming in from a rainy day is sure to provide an extra element of cozy to your home. If your mudroom is shared with a laundry room, adding in a row of cabinets with a counter and sink can also provide the convenience of quickly getting soiled items rinsed off and ready to wash. Large farmhouse sinks make an excellent and stylish addition to a mudroom.
At Willow Lane Cabinetry, we have a design team that can take your needs and formulates the right layout of cabinetry that will suit your entire family! Your personal designer will help you with layout, pricing, and design, all with a 3D rendering of your space included to bring your space to life.