The mudroom is an interior space that’s easily overlooked within a home’s design, as it’s often filled with old sneakers and jackets, or piled up with laundry. Today, top interior designers are tapping into this area’s full potential by transforming mudrooms into stylish and organized spaces, where families can enjoy spending more time in.
Each person’s mudroom design will differ slightly, depending on its location and size. To help you get started with the planning process, here are some popular trends to consider that can help you transform your mudroom and optimize its functionality and style.
5 Tips for Renovating Your Mudroom
- Maximize Mudroom Storage: If you notice your mudroom gets easily cluttered with gym shoes, winter coats, school backpacks, etc., consider adding stylish coat rack locker system and shelving units to the walls. These alterations can help you store your family’s belongings and make them easily accessible. If your mudroom doubles as a laundry room, having additional shelving can allow you to easily store detergent, iron and ironing board, fabric softener, and more.
- Choose Durable Materials: Make sure your hooks, shelves, rugs, and mats are made of durable materials that can withstand some wear and tear. Especially in the wintertime, as your family will likely be entering the home with wet or muddy feet. If you’d like to lessen the cleanup, install shelving outside the mudroom door or in the garage for shoes to be taken off before entering your house.
- Remember Your Sense of Style: The mudroom is still a part of your house’s design, so there’s no reason it should represent an eyesore in terms of style and elegance. If you have a bench in your mudroom, try adding a soft cushion or some decorative pillows to enhance its look. A stylish mirror is not only functional but also helps to reflect light, making the space appear larger. Installing cabinets next to your laundry area can also add a touch of style and practicality.
- Consider Your Lifestyle: Don’t forget that the mudroom, even more so than any other room in your home, should naturally flow with your family’s daily routine. This may mean more storage space, benches for seating, higher cabinets to help clear a path, etc. Consider how often your family uses the space and what else you’d like to use it for.
- Think big: If you’re feeling cramped in your home’s mudroom, there’s always the option to expand. Many are choosing to move their washer and dryer into another room for additional space, while others are choosing to totally remodel this area by utilizing the extra space in their garage or expanding the mudroom into an adjoining room.
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Ready to add more style and functionality to your home? Discover how JBDB can help you design your dream mudroom! Contact us today to get the planning process started or visit our website to view past projects for inspiration on interior remodeling and design!