Mudrooms are THE greatest, don’t you think? It forces everyone to take their shoes off right away and hang up all the extra junk so it’s not thrown all around the house – that’s the idea anyway. Our old house had a mudroom space that we transformed, so this is something we really miss. In remembrance of that lovely room, I wanted to share the project in case YOU have a space like this that can be transformed. It would be SO worth it.
So, what became the mudroom was actually our laundry area before this project. I say “area,” cause it wasn’t an actual room — it was more like a closet. With sliding doors. That didn’t slide. It was obnoxious. Oh, and this area was right off the living room and let me tell you — our washing machine sounded like a JET was taking off IN our house when it would run. All this to say, we weren’t sad to move the washer and dryer to our basement to make this adjustment.
Okay I’ll show you the “before” but please don’t judge the mess, or the fact that the shelves were buckling from the weight of crapola on them. bahaha.
For this project, we hired an awesome contractor to build the bench, shelves, etc. but we did the demo, painting and staining of the bench.
Ready for the after?? Brace yourselves… 😉
Isn’t it great?! So open and airy, although I wish I could say it always looked this clean and tidy. It was super functional for our family so that’s what made us love it. It was right off the garage so we could come in and kick our shoes off into our designated space. We used the baskets up top to organize winter gear (hats, gloves, scarves, etc.). Oh, and I found the cute little dog-butt at a boutique, which was the best way to incorporate the whole family at the time.
Anyway, that’s a wrap! Do YOU have a space like this that can be transformed or made into something more functional for your family? I say dooooo it!
Huge hugs! XO!