A mudroom can be an incredibly useful space in your Denver home. Serving as a connection between the indoors and the outdoors, this area often sees a lot of use and, if managed well, can serve as a functional storage area. Here are some considerations to make sure you’re getting the most out of your mudroom.
Design based on who will use it
An important thing to focus on is who will be using the space. If you have children who will be going in and out often, make sure that your space is open enough to easily pass through but also has a set-aside area to clean off and remove dirty shoes and coats. Similarly, if you have pets, consider setting aside a separate area for them to settle before or after going outside.
Create a flow
Your mudroom functions as a breezeway, a connection between the indoors and the outdoors. As such, your design for the space should incorporate elements of exterior and interior design. Generally, earth-tones and more natural themes work well for this type of space. In terms of productivity, if you do laundry in your mudroom you want to create a workflow that won’t require much walking or effort. Everything you need to accomplish laundry should be within your reach.
Find multiple uses for the space
Although a mudroom can be very useful, it’s usually a relatively smaller place. In order to really get the most mileage from your space, look for multiple ways to use the area. If you do your laundry in the mudroom, put storage above or beneath the machines to maximize use of the vertical space. Or consider adding a large sink or small shower to make it easier to bathe your dogs.
Use plenty of storage
Again, it’s important to take advantage of your space by using storage. Adding cabinets for coats will provide easy storage, and adding doors can keep messes out of view. A bench is another good addition – not only does it provide quick comfortable seating, but you can also store boots or add drawers underneath.
Closet & Storage Concepts of Colorado can help you with great custom mudroom storage designs. Give us a call today!