Now that spring has sprung, you’re likely in spring cleaning mode—decluttering here, reorganizing there. But have you thought about updating your home to include a stunning mudroom to corral dirty shoes, pet accessories, and your children’s backpacks?
No matter the size of space you are working with, we have ideas to make your mudroom as stylish and functional as the rest of your house.
Keep scrolling for inspiration and tips from the Cabinet Chic to make the most of your mudroom space!
Make a Statement
No need for your mudroom to be boring! If you have a designated space in your home for your mudroom, you have the opportunity to create a space that truly makes a statement.
Instead of white or light colors, opt to go bold with dark wood tones. To set your mudroom apart from the rest, choose dark blue, green, or black cabinetry that makes the hardware pop. Your home will feel grand and inviting as soon as you walk in the door!
Blend Outdoors with Indoors
If you have a hallway or area that connects your main home to your garage or patio, you can create a small mudroom area that has:
- Hooks to hang up jackets and hats
- A seating area to put on your garden shoes
- Durable tile flooring for easy cleanup.
The skylight and glass doors in this inspiration photo bring the outdoors in!
Use All Available Wall Space
Floor-to-ceiling cabinetry can help create a mudroom just about anywhere, such as an empty hallway or nook by the back door.
Add in a rolling library ladder to provide access to the harder-to-reach cabinets, and don’t forget a seating area where you can lace up your shoes while you’re on the go.
Add a Sink
Whether your mudroom is just around the corner from your garden or near the side entry of your outdoor kitchen, you’ll want it to be a place to help you avoid trekking dirt into the house. A beautiful and functional mudroom provides a space where you’ll be excited to clean up after gardening or playing with the kids or pets outside.
The solution? Install a sink to help contain the mess in your mudroom. Further, make sure to have a place to take off your shoes or strip out of wet or dirty clothing after you come in from outside
Combine it with Laundry
Your laundry room can also function as a mudroom if you get clever about storage.
In this inspiration photo, the countertop and storage cubbies are designed to store laundry essentials, while the floor-to-ceiling cabinets are available to hold everyday items like jackets, shoes, backpacks, and more!
Customize for Pets
Don’t forget about Fido! Make your mudroom pet-friendly with built-in feeding bowls that can be tucked away when not in use, as well as a dog shower to easily scrub your pets without having to get them into the tub or making a mess in your bathroom.
Cabinet Chic tip: You could even include a crate or bed for your dog in your mudroom away from the hustle and bustle of the main house.
Bring in a Fun Vibe
Just because your mudroom is a spot for you to store everyday items like shoes and jackets doesn’t mean that it can’t be as stylish as the rest of your home.
Design your mudroom to be an extension of your home’s aesthetic.
Don’t be afraid to incorporate some color into your cabinetry, unique floor tile, or a fun wallpaper motif.
Seating is a MUST in a mudroom. While a plain wooden bench is perfectly fine, if you add an upholstered cushion in a fun color, it becomes a design statement and a much more comfortable way to put on and take off your shoes. Plus, if designed right, you could add hidden storage beneath the seating bench!
Incorporate Built-in Organization
Adding built-in cabinetry to an entryway can transform a wasted area into the most functional spot of your home.
A mudroom offers a great opportunity to make bold design choices with stunning custom cabinetry and fun color combinations.
And if you have a large family, you need storage areas to match. Floor-to-ceiling built-ins create plenty of storage space for shoes, clothing, backpacks, grocery bags, car keys, and more!
Hide Items in Plain Sight
When you design your mudroom to include different types of concealed storage, like drawers, cabinets, and built-in bench storage, your entryway can become the decluttered oasis where you start and end your days out.
More Design Inspiration> Designing a Modern Mudroom
Make Your Mudroom Shine
A well-appointed and organized mudroom can do wonders for a busy household. If you are interested in transforming a space in your home into the haute couture mudroom of your dreams, call on the Cabinet Chic.
We can design fully-custom built-in cabinetry, shelving, and unique storage solutions to make your mudroom a stunning first impression when you walk into your house. If you can dream it, we can build it!
Ready to get started? Have Happiness Built-In with C & C Cabinets. Schedule a design consultation today!