Are you tired of tripping over your kids’ sports gear, book bags, or the plethora of shoes scattered by the back door? Then maybe it’s time to transform that space into a functional mudroom! From enhancing organization to optimizing storage space, a professionally designed mudroom can offer some real benefits for your family.
What is a Mudroom?
A mudroom is traditionally a home’s casual secondary entrance and a dedicated space to store boots, coats, back packs, sports gear and wet clothing before entering the main house. They can vary in size and purpose, but are ultimately used for storage and for keeping the rest of the house clean and free of clutter. Often times, it will be combined with the laundry room which is a good fit, allowing dirty sports clothing to be thrown directly into the washing machine.
Benefits of Remodeling Your Mudroom
Keep Your Home Clean & Avoid Messes
One of the key advantages to remodeling a mudroom is to minimize messes. A mudroom ensures that muddy boots won’t be tracked throughout the entire home. You won’t have to worry constantly about cleaning the floors in your home because you’ll only have to focus on one entry point. This doesn’t just apply to family members, but pets as well! This is the ideal place that you can wipe your dogs dirty paws before they track it on your white carpet.
Enhance Organization in Your Home
Many homeowners love mudrooms for the simple reason of better organization. Instead of tripping over shoes, picking coats up off of the floor, or moving backpacks out of the aisle way, a properly designed mudroom provides a designated place for these items. Instead of having sports equipment all over the house in different corners of various rooms, you can neatly tuck it away in properly designed storage spaces. Think about the busy mornings trying to get the kids out of the house for school… It’s much easier to get out the door when every item is placed in its designated spot instead of searching during the morning rush.
Customization and Personalization
Mudrooms can be remodeled and tailored for any home to fit your unique needs. For example, each family member can have their own cubby. You can even add an area for your pets. This is also where many homeowners have the desire to combine their laundry room and mud room together. In this case, the dirty laundry also has a designated area, making it quicker and easier to do the laundry. When planning a new mud room remodel, you can also incorporate your taste and style so that it is not only functional, but also attractive.
Increase the Value of Your Home
Just like any quality home renovation project, a mudroom remodel can increase the value of your home. Mudrooms are both beautiful and functional, meaning organization and more storage to attract potential buyers in the event that you sell your home. In addition, it can “protect” your investment. Containing messes to the mud room will avoid damage to other areas of the home such as stained carpet.
Let Handy Men & Mrs. Helper Kitchen & Bath Transform Your Mud Room
Handy Men & Mrs. Helper Kitchen & Bath is a full-service handyman and remodeler that can add functionality and elegance to your mudroom. When planning the design that will work for you, one key factor to being effective will be the list you make of priorities and activities you plan to perform in the mudroom. Let us create a space for you to transition between your home and outside!