What is a mudroom, my husband asks? Mudrooms are a room I actually spend a lot of time designing! They are the rooms usually off the back entrance of a house, where we drop our keys, mail, bags, backpacks, boots and so on. For me designing a mudroom space is like putting together a puzzle. We are always trying to get the optimal storage solutions for all the clients’ backdoor items. Some homeowners have a separate mudroom while others are mixed with the laundry room. Regardless, clutter control is always a key priority.
Personal items need to be easily accessible as one heads outside. Keeping these items organized and the room looking pretty is achieved in a few different ways as you’ll see below.
If you have kids, lockers are a great way to keep things organized. They can hang their jackets, backpacks and sports items in their “own” locker. This ensures they will know where to find their belongings next time they need them, instead of searching around the house at the last minute. There are several different types of lockers available.
This laundry, in a custom construction by Cornerstone Development, had great basket storage. Baskets are a great way to add storage and a little cozy touch to these rooms. A little counter space helps create a work area.
You don’t have to have a new house to take advantage of mudroom storage ideas like these below:
This entry cabinet is replete with everything you need to keep all of your family’s things organized and easily found. Outfitted with separate compartments, brass hangers for coats and hats, baskets and drawers, you’ll never be at a loss to find a place to keep everything you need coming and going from your house.
This five drawer stacking cabinet makes a perfect addition to your home if you are looking for extra space to tuck away items such as backpacks, school books, work satchels or anything else you need readily accessible. This unit is stackable so you can add additional storage space right on top.
Talk about storage heaven! This mudroom design from Charlie & Co Design is ideal with separate compartments, hanging storage, basket storage and upper storage easily accessible by sliding ladder. This design would be perfect for a big family.