How to Design a Mudroom for Different Spaces
When it comes to your home, it needs to suit you and your family – not the other way around! Getting areas of your home customized to fit your lifestyle can be the perfect way to truly optimize your space while creating an eye-catching display that anyone who enters your home can enjoy. With that being said, life happens quickly and unapologetically – so having an organized catch-all right by your front door is a lifesaver when it comes to the chaos of day-to-day living. Today, we’re talking about mudrooms to fit your space!
Three considerations when adding or updating mudroom or entryway storage.
- Identify your family’s unique organizational struggles:
- Are your kids leaving cleats and bats around? Are jackets being flung onto the floor? Do you have to sort through a bin of shoes in the morning to find that second shoe?
- Focus on function!
- For example, we can assume the shoes are used more frequently than the sports equipment. Communicating your priorities everyday needs will help your Designer design a space for you and your family that makes it easier to get out the door – not just a place to put things.
- Make a few notes, and pass them off to us!
- Tell us what you need from the space, what works well for you and your family, and what doesn’t.
First, let’s talk about tiny spaces.
When it comes to you and your space, all you need is just enough. One misconception about having a small space is the assumption that a small space means no storage. With one of our custom-built units, you can store everything from puffy winter clothes to sports bags and equipment. Here are some features perfect for space-saving:
Overhead storage – this is a perfect solution for any adult who has things that they need to keep out of reach to young children. This solution clears up floor space while adding valuable storage for any item your entryway is designed to accommodate.
Hidden storage – When it comes to space-saving functionality, an eye-catching design can store everything you need! No need for extra units, and bulky storage…we can create a storage hub out of essentially any part of your custom mudroom unit.
Sliding doors – Sliding doors offer a sleek look of uniformity while saving space by avoiding swinging doors that could potentially take up hallway space. Kids and parents alike can slip by while someone may be reaching for their backpack or shoes.
Next, let’s talk to all of you who don’t have space as an issue.
Say you have all the room you need, you’re just lacking the organization. We can help! With a little more space, you may have some additional design opportunities which take up a little more space, but help streamline your everyday processes. Here are some elements to consider:
A built-in bench – This is the perfect place to sit to put on or take off your shoes, zip-up tiny jackets, or simply gather yourself before you hit the road. This may require a bigger build, but ultimately creates a clutter-free space for you and your family.
Extra wall space, utilized – After your custom mudroom unit is designed, any extra wall space is the perfect place to hang some eye-catching hooks for things like backpacks or coats.
Additional functions – When there is ample space, mudrooms can turn into much more. Adding a fold-down table for quick notes or a landing zone for keys can save time and energy by having what you need right inside the front door.
The benefits of having a custom-designed entryway
The benefits of having a custom-designed entryway or mudroom unit can save you hours of time sorting through items and just helps keep things tidy! Need help envisioning your dream entryway space? Schedule a consultation, so we can help you do what we do best!