Learn how to improve and remodel your mudroom…
A mudroom is a buffer room that helps to keep the rest of your house clean. Mudrooms are great for keeping dirt and wet clothing from being strewn throughout your home.
A mudroom improves your home’s ability to keep out the elements. An organized mudroom can make your life less stressful. Below are some tips for improving or remodeling your mudroom:
A Place to Sit Down
Nothing beats coming home after a long day and taking off your shoes. Your feet will thank you. It will also prevent beatings caused by tracking dirt and mud through the house.
A bench or chair for people to use while putting on or taking off shoes is a must!
Install A Sink
Having a laundry tub in the mudroom is a great idea for washing off grease and grime. You will also be able to wring out soaked clothes in the sink!
You may have noticed I said laundry tub and not sink. A laundry tub is deeper and wider and better than a standard sink in a mudroom.
Plenty of Storage
You need to plan for storing everything from shoes to hats and coats. If you have an area for every person in your household is ideal. Extra hooks for coats is great. A tray for shoes will also help stop puddles from wet shoes. Labeled baskets for keys and wallets is also a great idea!
You need to consider the flooring in your mudroom. It needs to be durable and easy to mop. It goes without saying that the flooring will see mud, water from rain or snow and much more. It is important to select flooring that can handle this and be easy to clean and maintain.
Vinyl flooring is a durable and inexpensive flooring option for a mudroom. Vinyl flooring resists wear and scratches and is essentially maintenance-free.
Remember when choosing flooring for a mudroom that you may want to give more value to function than fashion. I know vinyl isn’t sexy or glamorous. But is also durable, easy to clean and functional.
The Take Away:
A mudroom is busy in every season and needs to be functional. I hope this article will help you to improve or remodel your mudroom. A truly functional mudroom will help to make your life more organized and less stressful!