Maximize Your Mudroom: Tips to Create a Practical Space
If you have a family, then you know just how necessary having a dedicated mudroom in your home is! At K.M. Cash Remodeling, we’ve been able to maximize these spaces in our clients’ home to be not only beautiful but practical! Below, we’ve compiled a list of 4 things to include when building your mudroom so it not only functions well for your family, but brings you joy in its design.
1. It starts with the floors:
A mudroom is a place to contain the mess, mud and mayhem of your home’s daily traffic and activities. That means, you need a strong and durable floor that can withstand it all. Consider installing a luxury vinyl plank flooring that’s both scratch resistant and waterproof, or if you prefer a more typical design, opt for a strong tile flooring that’s both easy to clean and built to last.
2. Laundry space:
Installing your washer and dryer in the mudroom is a great choice not just for aesthetics but practicality and convenience. When your children or spouse come in from the outdoors with dirty clothes or shoes, they can simply toss them straight into the washer. No more trekking through the house with dirty footprints.
3. Build a “drop-zone”:
An effective mudroom includes a practical and purposeful “drop-zone” for all the sports gear, outdoor wear, muddy boots, car keys, backpacks and more. Amplify this space further by creating beautiful built-in shelving, cubby space and storage that not only contains the clutter but hides it. By dedicated a cubby to each child, they can stay better organized and getting out the door in the morning will be easier for everyone!
4. Dedicated space for pets:
Mudrooms don’t just see muddy boots, but muddy paw prints! Consider using this space in your home to create a special area dedicated to your family pet. Design trends have made the option of including a pet bath in a home’s mudroom more popular than ever. Why not go the extra mile to include a built-in bed and special place for your beloved dog to tuck away when they want to take a midday nap, or a cozy spot to relax after coming in from their outdoor adventures.
With the messy winter months approached us, now’s the time to make your mudroom vision come to life. Give us a call at (757) 278-4036 to learn more about the countless options we offer for remodeling your Hampton Roads, Virginia home!