A mudroom is a high traffic area and a place where you as a family will enter and leave every single day. It’s where the clutter gathers and even sometimes where the dog takes a bath. It may be one of the most used rooms of your home. So, it is really important to take some time and make sure it is functional for your family.
In our current house, our mudroom and laundry room is combined. So it serves as a place to wash clothes and a drop zone. The built-in lockers and hanging area allow for usable space making it very practical. I also love the fact that it is near the master bedroom! Another great feature is that the actual room itself has a pocket door that can be closed off to the outside hall entrance and doesn’t get in the way. This is great for closing off and hiding the clutter and laundry.
In the new house, our mudroom and laundry room will be separate rooms. This is because the garage is on one side, and our master bedroom is on the other. I like having the laundry near the bedroom. So, I’ve been spending some time looking for inspiration for the mudroom. I’ve been looking at different types of built-ins/locker, color schemes, and tile. Below are some of my favorites so far.
Here are a couple of mudrooms by Studio McGee. I love the airiness and the doors on the lockers are a nice touch – a great way to hide all of the backpacks and coats.
I’m a big fan of dark built-ins, and this particular color is wonderful! With doors, you lose quick access to seating, but this room solves that with the extra bench with drawers below. The dark pavers are great as well. We are heavily considering a similar tile for our mudroom.
Here is a mudroom by Aly Velji that has an amazing color scheme and a unique take on drop zone built-ins. The dark floor has a nice modern vibe.
The warmth of this mudroom by Remedy Design is so inviting! The brick pavers create a great transition from the outside in.
I love the color scheme of this mudroom by Louise Holt, and the combination of open lockers and ones with doors.
We want to make sure and not neglect the design of our mudroom. I believe it can be functional and look great! A mudroom is probably the most used room in the home, so it’s important to put lots of thought into how it will look and function. And just because it’s called a mudroom doesn’t mean it can’t be just as beautiful as the rest of your house.