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How To Create The Perfect Mudroom

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Mudrooms are a great thing to have in homes. It serves as a barrier between the outdoors and the rest of the home. Especially for the cold and wet days, a mudroom sure does come in handy. Mudrooms provide great storage and help to ensure that the rest of your home doesn’t get dirty or messy from people coming and going. Here are some tips that will help you create the perfect mudroom that will work for you and your family.

Flooring

-Picking out the right type of flooring is key in order to keep the room looking simple and clean. Some great options that will make the room look nice and sophisticated are tile, concrete, and linoleum. Just be sure to choose something that is going to be easy to clean and durable.

-Adding a rug is going to help you keep the area clean. You need something where you can wipe your feet on so that your muddy, wet shoes are not touching the floor. Not only does it help keep the room clean, but it’ also a great design element. It will make the room feel more warm and cozy.

Storage

-Adding a built in storage along the wall will help you keep things organized. The built in storage should consist of a specific place to store your shoes so that they are not lying around the floor. Your shoes will be are kept together so that you don’t have to spend time trying to find the other pair.

-Have a spot for your umbrellas and bags so that it’s easy access. This would really cut done on searching time.

-A mudroom must also have a space where you can hang up all your coats, so install some coat hooks.

-Cubby storage is great to help section off where specific items are stored. It’s also great for families; each individual person will have his or her own space so put their things. It is a great way to keep things organized, so that you can find everything you need and nothing gets mixed up.

-Use baskets to put scarves, hats, gloves, and if you have kids you can use the baskets to store any small outside toys.

Design

-An easy way to dress up your mudroom is by adding some indoor plants. It’s a great way to bring the outdoors in, add some color, and it makes the space livelier.

-If you have more room to work with then why not create a little nook with a bench and some pillows. You can use this space to put on your shoes when you are ready to hit the door, or maybe it can be your space where you can cozy up with a book.

-You can also hang up some pictures, artwork, and add any other personal touches to make the space feel like the rest of the home.



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