I’m so excited to share that our mudroom renovation is finally underway! Since the bathroom was complete earlier this winter it was about time to get rid of that eye sore and check another room off our lists. We’re hiring out the demo, electrical and drywall since we only seem to have one weekend to spend on projects this month and, let’s be honest, its work I don’t know how to do or have time to learn right now. Sometimes I feel that if I waited for every weekend to be a “weekend warrior” we’d never get anything done, so for short money we’ve hired it out and left the fun stuff for us!
Planning the space out is something I have gotten to do for a long time though! We have a lot of ways this room needs to work hard for us:
- Mudroom: Seasonable coats, shoes, boots, and winter accessories need to be stored here. Since we don’t have a lot of storage elsewhere for these things, I’d love if they could stay here all year round. We have a small coat closet we put to work off the main hall, but all shoes here is a must.
- Keys + Mail: An organized drop zone is another must-have. Currently we use the hall table but it’s so close to the kitchen all the mail just gets dumped on the kitchen counter and undoubtedly stays there since I hate sorting mail. I’d love to find a way to make this neater!
- Hockey + Golf Storage: The mudroom has this incredibly large closet in it, thankfully, that fits 2 sets of golf clubs, our shoes, etc as well as my hubby’s hockey bag and equipment. We’re both golfers and with no garage this closet saves us. The hockey equipment needs to air out after each game, so I need to come up with a way to store and also allow the shoulder pads, etc to breath before the game the next week. I have some ideas here but please share if you also have a hockey family!
- Small Tools & Storage: Again, with no garage I’d love to store tools in this space or at least the most commonly used ones and work on a shop in the basement. Currently I keep the tape measure in the bowl with our keys, if that gives you any indication of how often we use it! Also, all that “stuff” that you just seem to have needs a home: car cleaning wipes, reusable grocery bags, light bulbs, or all that little stuff that just pops up. Having some closed storage to keep all of that would be really nice.
And lastly, I want it to be lovely! Here’s some pinterest inspiration I gathered to help inspire us:
I love the solid wood top to the bench and LOVE those baskets for shoes! I’m going to have to hunt for something like that!
Another wood bench, but I also love the wall planks behind the bench! #shiplap I really like the open cubbies so you can either just kick shoes off or easily grab a basket or storage bin to put in there, so that’s definitely something we’re incorporating.
Don’t even talk to me about how amazing that floor is! We’re sticking with a pretty small budget in here so won’t be going with cement tile like this, but I love the fun pop it gives to this space.
YES!! Board and Batten!
Those are just a few that inspire me, but there’s a lot of creativity with smaller spaces out there! If you have any you’d like to share link it below, please! I can’t wait to show you the progress so far and some of the fun quirks uncovered!
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