The Best Way to Build a Mudroom
Winter is coming and so are rain boots, mud, salt, and snow. The floors on your house might not be able to withstand the harsh elements, but your mud room should. Often times sturdy isn’t synonymous with inspired design, so mudrooms are usually the last room in the house to get attention. In my opinion, mudrooms should be just as stylish and updated as the rest of your house, it just needs to have more forethought to handle such constant use. Here are my three tips to a great mudroom:
- Be realistic with your daily life. Do you wear more tall boots than short ones? Custom build your shelves to reflect that. Do you rinse off your boots inside or outside? Have hooks and a laundry basket for towels ready and unobtrusive.
- You’ll be cleaning the floors of your mudroom more frequently than any other room, so make sure your storage holds cleaning supplies in the most accessible manner possible. The more accessible they are, the more you’re likely to clean.
- Long hooks are a lifesaver. Scarves, hats, heavy coats, and gloves all hang better on long hooks. That daily annoyance of things falling will disappear with the right sized hook.
And now, here are some of my favorite mudrooms. From classic to vintage to modern to farmhouse, your mudroom can fit your style and needs.
What are your mudroom needs?