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An Inside Look At “Mudrooms”

A “mudroom” is an increasingly popular feature that many homes are adding. The specific contents of the room may vary, but in short, it is a transitional room for people to set their shoes, outerwear, and other items before they enter the home. The general purpose is to get people either ready to enter the home without tracking dirt and water through the home or for people to gather up any last-second belongings with them as they leave the home. 

There are several benefits of having a mudroom. The most obvious is that they keep your floors clean, as they act as a space between the outdoors and the comfort of your home. The mudroom not only protects your home from dirt and water but also acts as a place to drop your shoes and other belongings so that they don’t become scattered across the house. In addition, mudrooms can assist you in storing key items, such as keys and pairs of shoes. They act as a mental reminder of what you need to do as you enter the home, and you will find that they can help you keep better track of your belongings.

How you design your mudroom is entirely up to you, as there is no true right or wrong way to do so as long as it serves its purpose. One essential feature of them, however, is ample room for storage. This means there should be obvious spaces to place your shoes, backpacks, and to hang your coats. Cubby holes, umbrella stands, hangers, and other types of shelves are common features of a mudroom as a result. It also may be wise to stock the mudroom full of chairs and benches, as having places to sit and take off shoes will make it more inviting and convenient. 

If you are thinking of adding a mudroom to your home or simply converting an existing space into one, I recommend making sure that you have plenty of storage space. In fact, it is better to have too much room for storage than too little. This means that you should get creative with the space that you are working with to make sure that there is ample room. Mudrooms are trending up in the world of home design, and I recommend looking into one as they serve a good purpose!