When designing a mudroom, think of how your children will use the space. Jeffrey S. Brown, president of J.S. Brown & Co., says, "Most parents tell us their children do better with open areas because they are more likely to hang their coat on a hook than to open a closet door and pull down a hanger." In this situation, low-hanging hooks are the best option. Kids can easily hang their bags and coats on rows of hooks and kick off their shoes below. Designer Sarah Richardson's walk-through mudroom is the perfect example of a low-maintenance entry with kids in mind.
The staircase in the front turrets leads down to the basement, which houses wine storage and a tasting room with a full bar. Since a new first-level attached garage constructed, the existing below-grade garage became storage and mechanical space, as well as a corridor to the existing basement.
The eclectic laundry room has a red feature wall with French doors that lead outside. Cream cabinets offer plenty of storage, as well as some cool amenities like a fold-out ironing board. The space is part of the 2013 Atlanta Decorators Show House, a showcase of more than 30 spaces transformed by designers from around the Southeast.
Red cedar wood shingles were not only chosen for the roofing, but required by the community for a consistent neighborhood appearance. A cupola with a weathervane sits atop the garage as a tall spectacle.
Perfect for almost any occasion this shabby chic basement is fun and full of character. With sleek, clean white panel walls the living space is brought to life with vibrant colors in the furniture and wall art.
Crisp white headboard is offset by warm, red walls in the mudroom. Hung mid-wall, staggered coat hooks help cater to the younger members of the family. Durable and low-maintenance stone flooring is perfect option for the entryway.