Don't overlook the most functional rooms in your home when you're doing your holiday decorating. Even your master bath, your mudroom or your laundry room can get a holiday overhaul. Here a pretty zinc container filled with greenery and a cozy, Scandi-chic sherpa stool define designer Lisa Joublanc's invigoration of a functional workspace with holiday cheer.
Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines created a new laundry and mudroom for the homeowners, complete with plenty of storage cabinets and shelving as well as a desk that double as a folding surface. A chalkboard backsplash will come in handy for taking notes and a metal letter "P" stands for "Purks". Brick floors were installed for a durable yet attractive look, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.
Though often overlooked, a mudroom is a canvas that gives homeowners, "an opportunity to show personality in a creative way,” says designer Ana Claudia, adding that they’re also a great first impression for guests. Here, Ana paired vintage mid-century Eames tandem chairs with sculptural Reality Hand hooks from Areaware. She then softened the whole look with a jute rug and South American vintage prints (a nod to the homeowner’s culture).
Good storage pieces are a must when trying to create a beautiful, functional home. This rolling “cubby” unit was designed to be a multi-functional family storage piece for several stages of life. It’s great for pet toys and gear, kid/baby storage for toys and books, and even in a mudroom or closet for shoes.
A bold fire engine red front door opens to the home's welcoming entry with mudroom area. Hooks on the wall for hanging outdoor items like coats, jackets and umbrellas and a custom built-in bench that provides a spot to change shoes make the entry organized and user-friendly. Removing walls and enlarging an existing narrow hallway that cut the entry off from surrounding spaces really opened things up and improved flow in this first floor of the home.
You probably never thought your garage could be your favorite room in the house, but with the right storage accessories and decorative accents, it can be. On one wall of this garage, we created a super-organized mudroom to help the whole family stay organized and keep clutter out of the house. On another wall, we added a fun, functional craft area for kids and adults alike. Best of all, we left enough floor space to park a car.
Designs were nearly complete when the homeowners raised concerns about the existing below-grade garage. The driveway was so steep that they had never parked a car in it. They decided to fill the driveway, bury the existing garage and construct a new three-car garage to be built on a diagonal to the existing house. The angle creates a connecting space that becomes the laundry room and mudroom, providing access to the family room, garage and rear yard.
A laundry room is the perfect place to set up a cozy corner for the family pet and all of his toys and supplies. In this room, the laundry station is confined to one side, while the rest of the space serves as an informal mudroom with a spot for leashes, toys, hats and shoes. And for added style with practicality, the vinyl flooring makes pet messes, shoe prints and other accidents a cinch to clean up. Photo courtesy of Armstrong
This home is located in a highly desirable neighborhood, but did not offer the space that a growing family would require. Originally built in the 1940s and featuring solid construction, a complete home renovation made the most sense. The renovation includes an addition on the rear of the home, adds a complete second level with four bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as opens up the main level to create a highly desirable open concept featuring an office, mudroom and gourmet kitchen.
The homeowners of this 1930s Tudor wanted a modest renovation to improve their kitchen and open the space to the rest of the house. As the project continued to evolve, renovations continued into to the family room, guest room, bathroom, main entry, sunroom, dining room, art room and a new breakfast room. The garage is laid out at an angle to the original family room, opening up the courtyard for vehicles and providing access to a mudroom door and the side turret entrance.
Not one inch is wasted in this tiny home designed by Incredible Tiny Homes. The coat closet was thoughtfully designed for hanging front to back therefore requiring very little of the entry’s space; paired with the storage trunk below, the two components allow the entry to function like a mudroom. The pale blue barn door is a great rustic detail that provides privacy for the bathroom without obstructing any space. Dual in its purpose, the bathroom doubles as the laundry room. The combination of the hardwood floors and natural materials create an immediate sense of warmth upon entering the tiny home.
"Well, why the hell not?" seems to be the motto of this small space. Even though the apartment only has a living room and a bedroom, the designers have fit much more life into the space. In the main living area, designated areas for a home office, a sitting area, a living room, a dining area and a wet bar have been established. The bedroom, although small, has made the most of its space with a slender dresser and hanging end table, and the entryway has been transformed into a makeshift mudroom. Who says you can't have it all?