If you are like most households, one of the most important spaces in the house is actually the place that you throw your ‘stuff’. You come home, drop your bag, your coats, the kids muddy boots, the dogs collars, your boys’ hockey equipment… need I go on? You get the drift. This is an all season must have room nowadays.
Not every family’s lifestyle is the same nor is every house equipped with it’s very own room for the quintessential perfect mudroom. Here are some fabulous inspirational ideas for you to ponder or incorporate into your home. They are from our Pinterest board and are but a few. Follow for more inspirations!
- Shelves – to hold baskets, hats, bags, folded items
- Hooks – one, two or three prongs, you can never have enough of these
- Baskets – put them on the shelf, the floor, hang them from the wall. Baskets are catch-all’s for just about everything
- Shoe Racks – shoes & boots need to live somewhere organized -you can use a single shelf, a double shelf or even cubbies
- Benches – you need someplace to sit to put those shoes on. Underneath a bench can serve as storage for baskets or shoes
- Tall Baskets or Umbrella Stand – a great place for umbrellas, hockey sticks or tennis rackets
The Everything Mudroom
The REAL Mudroom
A mudroom can be configured just about anywhere. Traditionally, it is at the back or kitchen entrance to a house where yucky, muddy boots can be taken off before entering. When you think about it, a mudroom really is just an open closet. These are perfect mudrooms for those who have a fast paced, crazy family lifestyle.
The British Mudroom
The British ‘mudrooms’ are coat, gun and boot rooms. Hang a shelf with hooks, put a coat tree next to it and you have storage.
Clever Mudroom Ideas
Making space for a mudroom can be a very creative project. Much of it really is a shelf, hooks, a few cans of paint and some clever pieces of salvaged junk – like crates and shipping pallets. Look around your garage and see what you can convert to revitalize for your mudroom.