Maximizing and utilizing the space in your home creates a space that works for you and your lifestyle. We’ve previously highlighted customizing spaces in your home such as creating custom charging stations for the family or setting up the perfect laundry room. Another space that can be customized to increase the efficiency of how your home works for you is your mudroom. Here are some ideas to implement in your custom mudroom.
5 Ideas to Get the Most from Your Mudroom
- Install a utility sink
- Customize an area for your pets
- Install a small rinsing area/pet shower
- Built-in individual lockers for each family member
- Create your mudroom from an enclosed breezeway
Previous trends point towards installing utility sinks mostly in your laundry room. While utility sinks serve a great purpose in your laundry room, installing another one in your mudroom can prove just as useful! This is especially true if your laundry room is not on your main level. The are many uses for a utility sink in your mudroom. Washing hands after yard work, soaking and rinsing paint tools after a small project, cleaning off sporting equipment right after practice, arranging your fresh flowers… As long as there’s a mess, the uses are endless!
Customize an Area for Your Pets
At Integra Builders, we know pets are considered part of your family. Creating a functional space in your home for your pets and their supplies will keep everything organized. Adding a custom built-in to your mudroom that includes space for pets is a way to maximize your square footage. Built-in cabinets can store pet food, leashes, pet care items, and pet toys. Add in a built-in pet bed and feeding area and your pet has its own room!
Install a Small Rinsing Area/Pet Shower
Combining the two previous ideas makes this suggestion a no-brainer. Installing a small pet shower or rinsing area in your mudroom is a great way to tackle muddy projects without bringing too much mud into your home! Small mudroom showers can look beautiful in your home with custom tiling and purposefully picked sprayers. Having a small, convenient area to spray down muddy shoes, rinse off feet, or even shower off kids after a hard day at play will prove very useful when you most need it. If you have pets to bathe, a small pet shower is an easier place to contain your pup. You won’t even have to bend over the side of a tub to reach them.
Built-In Lockers for Each Family Member
Creating a custom built-in feature for your mudroom is one of the best ways to keep an organized home. While this trend isn’t new, there’s a reason it’s still around! Having space in the house for each family member right when you walk in the door gives you the convenience you need without sacrificing design. Personal locker-style cabinets or cubbies provide a place for coats, winter accessories, school backpacks and lunchboxes, charging stations for devices, shoes, and more. Working together, we can design a custom built-in unit to ensure each family member’s needs are met while carrying your overall home design over into this utilized room.
Design An Enclosed Breezeway Mudroom
If you’re looking for a showstopper mudroom, an enclosed breezeway is an option for you to consider. This mudroom will bring the outdoors inside and may end up being your favorite space in your home. Through natural light, windows, and glass doors, your breezeway mudroom can be your oasis. Utilizing built-in storage, custom flooring, and implementing the ideas we’ve mentioned above can make this room both useful and desirable. With all the natural light, you can fill this space with indoor plants, mixed textiles, unique seating options, and more. This room will welcome you home every time you walk through your door.