When life gets busy and you’re constantly on the go, the junk in your home begins to pile up. Your countertops and entryways are littered with all sorts of things like backpacks, wallets, sunglasses, and keys. Soon enough mornings get even MORE stressful as your little ones struggle to find the backpack they left lying around somewhere. Don’t you wish there was a catch-all space to keep the things you need on the go, ready to go? With a well-designed custom home mudroom, your family can stay organized and your countertops can stay free of clutter!
5 Ways To Make The Most Out Of Your Custom Home Mudroom
1. Choose the Right Location For Your Mudroom
While this may seem obvious, choosing the right location for your mudroom may not be as easy as it seems. Where your mudroom should go is entirely dependent on your family’s unique needs.
A common place to put your custom home mudroom is where you normally enter the home, whether that is at the front door, or off the garage. In this space, you can drop off your bags and keys and head-on into the main living space.
However, if your family is into sports or gardening and often enters the house muddy, having your mudroom near the backyard or laundry room may be more worthwhile to you.
2.Install a Sink In Your Custom Home Mudroom
Speaking of muddy adventures, a great way to enhance the value of your mudroom home addition is by installing a large but beautiful utility sink. With your family constantly coming in and out with muddy sneakers or gardening tools, it’s nice to have a place to wash up before trekking mud onto your recently mopped floors.
But utility sinks are ugly, right? Wrong. Your utility sink doesn’t have to be that ugly white plastic that we’ve all come to know. You can choose from many design styles such as stainless steel or repurposed materials like aluminum basins. Pair this with a unique faucet and voíla! A gorgeous and easy to clean design element for your mudroom.
3. Make Use Of The Vertical Space
You don’t need to have a super spacious area to reap the benefits of well-designed mudroom You simply need to know how to use the space wisely. When it comes to your mudroom organization, be sure to maximize your use of the vertical space in the room.
To maximize your vertical space, invest in tall shelving fixtures, cubby spaces, and wall hooks. To further organize the space, add matching baskets to cubby spaces that can be pulled out when needed.
4. Create Designated Zones in Your Custom Home Mudroom
One of the best ways to keep your family organized and maximize the use of your mudroom is to create designated zones for each member. Talk with your design-build team about the possibility of installing custom cabinetry. With custom cabinetry, you’ll be able to use every inch of usable space while creating areas of separation for each zone. Each family member should have their own set of corresponding wall hooks, cubbies, and shelving to store their items every day.
5. Install A Seating Area
A creative way to maintain the cleanliness of your home is by installing a small seating area in your mudroom. A seating area encourages both your family and guests to remove muddy shoes before entering the main living area. Plus! A seating area adds a cozy space where your design style can really shine. All you need is a small bench space where you can add artwork and washable upholstered cushions.
Mudroom Remodeling Contractors At LBK Design Build
A mudroom can be one of the most influential but overlooked spaces in your home. It gives you a space to decompress and shed off the weight and junk of the day while ensuring that your main living areas remain clean and tranquil spaces to unwind. At LBK Design Build, we work hard to ensure that we completely understand your family and remodeling vision before any work is done. We’ve completed hundreds of home additions and always treat your home as we would treat our own.
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