A family-centered entryway that is a convenient, functional space to maintain a clean, organized home. With a mudroom, family members have a place to store their bags and coats without cluttering up the foyer. Plus, leaving shoes in the mudroom stops dirt and debris for tracking throughout the home. If your house lacks a mudroom, you may be able to renovate or add one in combination with the laundry room.
Mudroom Laundry Room Combo
The biggest benefit of combining your laundry room and mudroom is space. These two utilitarian rooms are important in a home, but they take up valuable square footage. Combining saves space. Most laundry rooms already have easy-clean flooring such as tile, which is perfect from mudrooms.
Where to Build a Mudroom
When planning your renovation or addition, consider optimal placement for the mudroom. Identify a location near to the garage or driveway that is separate from the main foyer. Ask your self where your family usually enters from and where they go when arriving at home. Design your mudroom as an optimal way for the whole family to move in and out of the home.
Top 4 Features to Include
- External Doors – The mudroom serves as a dumping ground for backpacks, jackets, and shoes. So it needs to be the first place the family comes in. Most mudrooms lead to the garage. Also, consider a door to the backyard for easy entry from yard work, cookouts, or playing outside.
- Utility Sink – A deep-basin sink servers many purposes in a mudroom laundry room combo. You can hand-wash delicate garments and hang them to dry. Plus, you can clean your hands after gardening or working in the garage.
- Lockers – Designated cubbies provide a space for family members to store their belongings. You may also opt for all hooks or a hall tree. Provide enough hooks for each person’s bag and coat.
- Message Board – Place an erasable calendar, dry-erase board, and bulletin board in a prominent place. The family can see it when they first come through. This helps you stay connected with kids and parents various activities.
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