When we were looking at floorplans, the areas I looked first for were: an entryway where the kitchen couldn’t be seen, a mudroom, and a large pantry. Kind of weird, huh? In previous homes we’ve owned, I’ve seen that if we have a “dropping” area where coats, backpacks, computer bags, keys, homework can go then the rest of the house seems less cluttered. Thus, comes my love for mudrooms. They don’t have to be huge, but a bench and some hooks can restore some sense of order in the bedlam of busy houses.
Here are some of my favorites along with my commentary:
Love that door and the natural light! Sadly, ours won’t have a window because it comes from the garage. Clean, white and bright. And do you notice mudrooms always look the best without the very thing they are meant for? coats, backpacks, etc?
Love the baskets on the sides! I also love benches that are on the ground, it seems to make it much easier to kick off shoes. We would need more hooks though…
Here is another bench on the ground where things can’t disappear under the bottom of a bench. I love the corbels and the moulding at the top. It would be hard for kids to reach the top baskets though, and maybe that’s the point? Here is another very similar one:
I love the dividers and the height of the baskets, but we aren’t going to have enough room to this unless all 7 lockers are very, very skinny. I also loved the closed doors at top.
Look at this smart use of a corner! Love the storage above and below and all of the hooks.
Those windows!! The shoe drawers and the lower hooks for kids and some closed door storage as well. So smart. And expensive as I’m finding out. But I still love looking at them…
Do you love mudrooms or do you think they are really necessary? Which one are you most drawn to? We’re still determining if there will be enough money in our allowances for one to be in our home right away or if it will be a DIY project. I’m not going to lie, it would be SO nice to have it done so we have it ready to use right when we move in…
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