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WEEK #10 THE MUDROOM
Mudrooms are all the rave these days. Even if you don’t live in colder climates, mudrooms are being built in new homes as a standard feature. If your home is older and you don’t have a mudroom, you will learn “how to fake a mudroom” today! I think they are a must for families with children.
My challenge for you this week is to create a dedicated mudroom “space” in your home, where you can hang coats, & store shoes, gloves, keys and bags. If you don’t have a mudroom, choose from one of the examples below.
- Entry wall
- Laundry Room
- Hooks, etc.
- Bench or cubbies
- Dedicated space close to the door
- A place for your keys & cell phones
(The natural lighting in my mudroom is very poor. There are no windows so the coloring may be off a bit. I dont like to use flash with my pictures.)
Use baskets to store cold weather accessories, pet stuff, and extra shoes.
Our home was built with a “technology cabinet”. We charge our cell phones & Ipads here. We made copies of all the keys for the house & store them here as well.
Dog accessories hang right by the door for easy access.
The technology cabinet.
Keep copies of all keys in your mudroom. If a family member needs one, they know where to find them, even if you are not home.
These hooks are for guests.
*I would love for you to pin this challenge & my pictures to pinterest.
Where did I get my stuff?
Hooks – Home Depot or cheaper ones (here)
Baskets – Target
Dog stuff – Pet Smart (Martha Stewart)
Dog food can – Home Goods
Number tags – Local Store
Key organizers – Big Lots or (here)
“This is the life” picture – Go Jump in the Lake
Light – Wayfair (I will share more about the light tomorrow)
I found some great examples of “non traditional” mudrooms. These give you an idea of the space you can create if you dont have a designated mudroom like me.
Armoire turned mudroom… You can recycle any armoire to create a hidden mudroom.
Closets turned mudrooms… If you don’t have a mudroom, chances are you will have a closet by your front door. This space can be created into the perfect mudroom!
Entryway mudrooms… If you have an empty wall close to the front door, you can build or purchase a cubby and place it there.
Board & batten or beadboard walls are very popular now. Just hang, paint, drill in some hooks and you have a great mudroom space!
Garage turned mudroom… If you just don’t have the room in your home to create a mudroom space, the garage is the perfect spot!
Mudroom “corner”… Everyone has a corner in their house. This is an easy, cheap, and functional way to create a mudroom space out of nothing!
In my old home, I created a mudroom “space” by my front door. I didnt have a mudroom or a foyer, so I had to make do. Here is my old mudroom space.
Areas in the home where you can create a mudroom:
Armoire by the door
I will be featuring my favorite mudroom link ups this week on Pinterest & Facebook, so don’t forget to link up yours!
Link up your MUDROOM pictures below! I will be choosing my favorite mudroom link ups to pin this week!