08 Oct What Makes an Effective Mudroom Design?
An Important Part of Your Overall Plan
Whether you’re considering a home renovation or building from scratch, a mudroom should be part of your overall plan rather than an afterthought. A well-placed, well-planned mudroom will contribute to the flow, utility, and beauty of the rest of your home. To be most efficient a mudroom should flow conveniently into the rest of the house
Architecture Design Tailored for You
The options are limitless when it comes to customizing a home for your family. Broken down into the basics, good design means working that space you have available space for the functionality you want. Some mudrooms are purely functional – they are untidy, judgment-free zones to store the necessities of everyday living. Mudrooms such as these are often found right off of the garage or in the basement away from the social area of your house. If you’re not comfortable having your mess exposed, doors and built-in storage keep things both organized and out of sight. Mudrooms such as these are often equipped with custom, built-ins catered to your needs; figuring out how you want your mudroom to fit into your everyday life will help narrow in on the location, size and function it should serve.
Foyers are for welcoming guests into your home. Mudrooms are for welcoming home family.
Think of a mudroom as a take-off and landing strip for your family’s daily activities. Ask yourself, “How can this room make our lives easier?” and equip it accordingly. Use drawers and hooks as a kid-friendly way to organize shoes, jackets, and backpacks. Provide space for cleaning supplies and infrequently used kitchen items in your mudroom built-ins to declutter cabinet and closet space in the rest of your home. Create a designated space for car keys and the dog’s leash so that you can easily find them when needed. Integrate whiteboards and cork boards to post your family calendar, carpool schedule, and keep those often forgotten items in plain sight while keeping the space clean and organized. Make them bright and welcoming and think outside the box:
- Add a laundry area
- Have a designated pantry area
- Add a sink/washing station—perfect for avid gardeners or playful dogs who like to get dirty
No matter your style or functional needs, our team is dedicated to bringing your visions to fruition. To get a feel for our work, please browse our portfolio. If you would like to schedule a consultation, please contact us today.