The Benefits of Adding a Built-in Mudroom to your Home

Sep 29, 2018

How are things inside your front door? Life can get messy, and it’s easy for entryways to bear the brunt of a family’s foot traffic. What’s the solution to a disastrous doorway? Add a mudroom that’s customized for your family, and the envy of everyone who visits.  

  • Think of all your mudroom needs to handle. Will sporting gear be coming through your front door? Do you live somewhere that muddy boots make a regular appearance? Create your mudroom design with your family’s unique needs in mind, creating storage space for the things they’re likely to drop at the door. Sometimes, a mudroom can even include a haven for pets and all their gear. 
  • Keep it simple. Hooks and hangers, cubbies and cabinets, baskets and bins: there are plenty of organization options from which to choose. Strive for a clean, uniform look, where messy items can be tucked away to keep the area tidy.  
  • Built-ins can be your best friend. Built-in storage solutions can maximize your space, giving you exactly the right storage for all you need to stash. It’s nice to have a bench to sit down and take off shoes, and even nicer if the shoes are stored under the bench. It’s also a great idea to have doors that close and conceal all your family detritus when company comes to call.  
  • Consider alternate locations. It may not be ideal to have your mudroom just inside your front door, and that’s ok. Think about other areas in your home that might work better as a familial entrance. It may be that your backdoor is a better option, or you might fare better creating mudroom space in your garage. Sometimes, a laundry room and mudroom can share space, which may be ideal on days when you have to launder the outerwear.  

At Bay Home and Window, we’re experts in custom design, and we can help you create a mudroom that keeps your family organized and tidy as they come in and go out. Our expert designers will work with you, taking stock of your space and your lifestyle in order to create the perfect configuration to meet your needs. For custom pantries, closets, garages, mudrooms, and more in the San Francisco Bay Area, created to meet your needs, call (925) 264-6746 or contact us for a free in-home design consultation.