Cleaner Than You’d Think:
The Secret of Mudrooms
What do you get when you cross the interior and exterior of a home? A mudroom, of course! These “in-between” spaces are actually quite convenient, and have a seemingly endless array of functions that create an easy flow into your home. Let’s see what makes these rooms so desirable.
1. Mudrooms keep it clean
Contrary to the name, mudrooms are incredibly useful for keeping the rest of your home spotless. As an entrance space where outdoor gear – from muddy soccer cleats to sandy beach towels – can be removed and stored, these spaces are quite useful for keeping dirt and other outside materials from being spread through the house. Many mudrooms have sinks as well, which allow for a quick rinse before going into the main part of your home. Mudrooms can prevent a lot of headaches by keeping dirt where it belongs: not in the house!
2. Extra storage space for items that don’t quite belong
Having an entire room devoted to your belongings that are used outdoors but don’t necessarily belong outside is incredibly convenient. Rather than relying on limited closet space to cram shoes, coats, hats, scarves, umbrellas, purses, and other miscellaneous items, mudrooms provide enough space to more efficiently store your belongings and to more easily access them as well. They also provide protection for your possessions so they are not weathered from outdoor exposure. Used effectively, an organized mudroom is a great place to keep gear, outer garments, and more in a centralized space that the whole family can easily get to.
3. Privacy of possessions
By storing all of your outdoor materials in one room, this keeps the rest of your home looking even more tidy without any stray shoes, coats, or other gear laying around. Mudrooms are also convenient because they are closed off from the rest of the house, so they provide a private space for the less visually appealing items you may have, and create somewhere where they belong. They also provide a perfect transition indoors where you and your visitors can sit, relax, and take your shoes off away from the rest of the house.
4. Flexibility for all seasons
Mudrooms are particularly advantageous for meeting different needs throughout the year. What you decide to keep accessible can be changed out at your own convenience. From winter coats, hats, and scarves to beach towels and sunscreen in the summer time, this space can be used to make your life easier by meeting your needs in every season, and you can alter your organization methods to match. With increased storage, you won’t have to go digging through a closet for your favorite scarf or jacket anymore.
5. Increased value and personalization
Mudrooms add value to homes in many ways. This extra space is commonly sought after, and will increase the overall worth of your home financially. Money is also saved in less obvious ways because this versatile and durable room takes the brunt of outdoor wear and tear so the rest of your home won’t have to. There is a lot of personal value to be found as well, as the creative possibilities truly allow you to make this space a lovely extension of your home. The style and atmosphere of your space is up to you, and can be enhanced with additions of color and organizational tools to brighten the room. For some design inspiration, try reading this article that delves into making the most of your space.
The awesome attributes of mudrooms are exciting, and we hope this inspired you to make the most of your space! We would love to chat with you about any questions you may have. Our contact information can be found on our website at www.bishardhomes.com.