The Mud Room: It is the part of a house that is between the garage and the rest of the home, leading in from the backyard, or even the ski slope! It allows people to remove their dirty shoes, coats, ski gear and other items before entering into the rest of the house.
While the tradition became less common over the years it is making a comeback. People buying houses are demanding the inclusion of a mud room, particularly families with children who have a tendency to drag dirt through the house. The organization is what keeps it functional and tidy. Here are some must-have elements for any mud room.
Built-In Sitting Area
Having a seating area is helpful, especially for those removing shoes. This example shows a simple built-in bench with a plywood wall that is perfect for hanging up items. The cubbies make it easy to store different items and hide clutter.
Coat Hooks and Storage Space
If you have items to hang or want to include more storage space, this is a great idea. The hooks make it simple to put up coats, hats, bags or anything else that needs to be up and out of the way.
SnowSport Equipment Storage
Especially for Park City homes with ski slope access, storage space for snow equipment is a must.
Homework Hanging Station
Want something focused more towards your kids and keeping them organized? This is a great use of a space, giving each child a place to hang their backpacks and other items. The inclusion of a chalkboard is a nice touch and can be used to keep schedules, notes, and reminders. All you need is some chalkboard paint.
Avoid shoe clutter next to doorways with this efficient use of space. The best part about this idea is that it can be done even in a garage itself, without taking too much space. Notice the inclusion of hooks. Your mudroom doesn’t have to be in the house itself.
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