Home trends have seen a shift in recent years with laundry rooms moving to the second floor and mudrooms becoming a more prominent first-floor feature, typically off the kitchen. Historically, mudrooms were born out of necessity in rural areas where muddy boots and grimy clothes were shed in order to not track dirt throughout the entire home. Today, the addition of a mudroom is definitely a growing trend among families all for the same necessary reasons of keeping dirt at bay, but also as an efficient, organized solution that can be both practical and pretty.
If you want your home to feel clean and tidy every time you, or guests, enter, we have a few easy storage ideas to help you reduce the clutter in your most trafficked areas.
Mudroom Storage Ideas
A challenge in keeping your mudroom organized, when you have children is helping them to corral all their essentials. An easy solution is to install child-height hooks with individual baskets in which they may easily discard their essentials and minimize the tracking of dirt through your beach home. A creative coastal solution for your beach home is to use boat cleats as hooks.
If space is not an option for your mudroom, you may consider installing a shallow bench in between walls. A bench – whether installed or free-standing – makes it easier to sit down and remove your belongings comfortably. The bench should be 18-24 inches deep and 19-20 inches high. It also makes for excellent storage opportunities underneath. You can leave open areas for shoes to fit under or even have baskets that slide in and out for each member of your family.
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Some mudrooms have windows, in which case you may consider placing small benches beneath. For those without windows, consider a cubby-style design that can function as individual areas for each member of the family. Hooks within these cubbies make it easier to hang coats, clothing, and athletic equipment; baskets beneath offer a pretty solution for beach hats, sunscreen, and other smaller essentials.
Slate floors, porcelain tile or concrete make excellent flooring options, since they are easy to clean. Consider using an indoor/outdoor rug or rug that has a non-skid rubber bottom so people can wipe their feet the minute they walk in the door. A Boot scrubber can also help cut down on dirt.
At Cottage & Bungalow you can find a great selection of mudroom storage ideas. So no matter the amount of space you have in the room or how large your family is, there are items that fit your personal and style needs. So check out the style today and discover just how much better it is to have a tidy and stress-free mudroom