• Lorey Cavanaugh

5 Mudrooms Ready to Take on Spring

Combining a laundry room and mudroom is convenient for washing dirty or wet clothes after coming in from outside.

It’s almost time to pack away your snow gear and trade it in for rain boots and an umbrella! April showers are soon upon us, which means that excess mud and dirt are likely to be tracked into our homes. Some of us may be lucky enough to have a dedicated mudroom to welcome us home, while others may be dealing with a small corner of the kitchen designated as a catch-all for shoes and coats. Either way, these five mudrooms can serve as inspiration for a variety of situations where a separate mudroom may or may not be present.

This classic mudroom features several different storage options.

1. The Classic Mudroom

We are envious of this classic mudroom. The space was roomy enough for us to create a drop zone, bench area, tall cabinetry for concealed storage, as well as a laundry area complete with a countertop for folding clothes and a pole for hang-drying. Baskets and hooks help keep clutter to a minimum.

This delightful space features the latest trends including stamped cement tile and melamine cabinetry.

2. Double-Duty Laundry Room

This laundry room greets our clients as they enter their home every day, so why not make it practical and stylish? A small sink is convenient for washing dirty hands after an afternoon working out in the yard, and the cabinetry can organize everything from hats and gloves to pet supplies. Stamped cement floor tile and Silver Elm melamine cabinetry combine for a trendy look.

A kitchen built-in organizes various daily accessories.

3. Kitchen Catch-All

If your home lacks space for a dedicated mudroom – have no fear – we have the perfect solution for you. We transformed a corner of this small kitchen/dining area into a miniature mudroom, with built-in bench and coat hooks. Located conveniently off the side entry to the home, this catch-all zone works hard to organize a variety of everyday items.

With a coat hook for every family member, concealed storage, and room for baskets, this mudroom is ultra organized.

4. Kid's Cubbies

Built-in cubbies can help keep your family organized. This small space packs in several organizational features including coat hooks for each member of the family, concealed storage, a built-in bench and room for organizational baskets. A light color palette keeps the area feeling bright and cheerful!

Vinyl tile flooring is practical and durable for spaces that experience a high volume of foot traffic.

5. Transition Space

This mudroom was essentially created out of a hallway that connects the kitchen, laundry/powder room, and garage. It was important to keep this space clutter-free which is achieved with the built-in bench, shelf and plenty of hooks. Durable vinyl tile flooring holds up against wet and muddy shoes.


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