With four children, the homeowners needed a space that would keep their kiddos' coats, boots and backpacks neat and organized. The designers delivered this fully functional mudroom, where each kid has access to his or her own locker.
Besides creating a place for the kids, the basement space could solve some of family’s increasing need for a place to store shoes and coats by creating a mudroom niche, a small laundry area and even an upgrade to the teeny powder room. A mix of high and low materials adds personalization and keeps the space from feeling cheap.
This wonderful mudroom has all the friendly personality of a seaside cottage. Wood floors were replaced with more durable limestone (echoing country villages' cobblestone streets). New shiplap walls were painted a beautiful robin's egg blue to contrast the cabinets' dark navy lacquer.
This contemporary basement doubles as a mudroom and media room, with soft neutral walls punctuated by bold pops of lilac and plum. A modern modular sofa provides ample space for TV viewing, and a built-in cabinet with a window seat offers plenty of storage for the whole family.
A pop of turquoise on a sliding door hides this mudroom and pantry combined space. The giant pegboard is an ideal flexible storage solution since the pegs can be arranged to hold whatever may be needed. One thick floating wood bench allows for a dumping zone while shoes and flip-flops tuck in below.
This mudroom has space for everyone to take their boots off...and then some! Two long benches line either wall and there's a bench island in the middle. Handy cubbies and drawers give everything a place.
The corner shelves on this mudroom unit are the perfect place for mail, chargers, even a snack for four-legged friends. For pulling on and off shoes (or catching up on a favorite book), there's a bench with a comfy cushion.
This mudroom features a custom, rust-colored backpack station. "When the kids come home, they remove any necessary notes and homework and hang their backpacks up," says the designer. "Once homework is done, it all goes back into the backpack ready for the next day."
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.
Next time you feel like a hoarder, look more closely at your home spaces. There are so many ideas you can employ to create storage. This mudroom is perfect for a growing family. It features a window for natural light as well as several floor to ceiling cabinets for coats and a cute bench.