Mudrooms provide a space in the home where you transition from outside to inside, and they are typically found at the entrance of the house used most often by family members. Originally placed in the front of the house for one to remove and store wet or dirty outerwear, mudrooms are now usually found at the side or garage entrance.
Mudroom Ideas & Design Elements
A functional mudroom should have an easy-to-clean floor such as vinyl or tile. Hooks for hanging coats and cubbies for shoes help keep the mudroom organized and provide a space for each member of the family to utilize. Benches are also helpful so that family members can sit down when removing their shoes. Mudrooms are a great place for the washer and dryer, as dirty clothes can be placed right into the washer or wet clothes can be taken directly outside for line-drying without making a trip through the house.
In addition to providing a barrier between the outdoors and living areas of the home, the mudroom will often include storage for kids’ backpacks, pet supplies, and cleaning supplies. Mudrooms also offer an area where pets can be groomed and dried off before entering the home.
Although mudrooms tend to be less formal than other areas of the house, cabinet manufacturers are coming out with more design and storage options for entryways. With new cabinetry and more attractive washers and dryers, mudrooms can be as attractive as the rest of the house. With proper planning, your mudroom can be a big help in keeping the rest of the house clean—and still look great.
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