Okay, first things first.
Are you undertaking any projects around your home with the ringing of the New Year? I’m tempted to paint, paint, paint, and I’ll let you know if The Running Man lets me have at it.
My friend Wendy suggested a gorgeous blue for my kitchen and I’ve been obsessed with the idea ever since. My question is: when I paint one room, shouldn’t I really paint the others as well?
My other current obsession is with those spaces that require expert organization and storage options for maximizing every last spec of space.
Instead of our Home Tours this month, we’ll pick a room each week and focus our attention there. Today: the MUDROOM!
I picked this room first as I’m ultimately jealous of the rooms that I’m about to show you. Mine is 4.5 feet long, 3 feet wide, has an exterior door at one end and a window on the other. I currently have 2 rows of hooks for all the coats that a family of 4 amasses living in the nether regions of c-o-l-d. And that’s all I can fit. No shoe storage, no sports storage (um, 2 hockey bags sit in my living room – we’re fancy like that), and no storage for all the milieu of things we accumulate.
So help me drool over some swanky mudrooms just for fun.
Love the lift-up storage. Think I’d add some additional shelves as those baskets are beyond reach of the adorables.
Love the open cubbies below for storing shoes (read: kick off shoes into a single spot). Also love the open hooks for bags, etc. Might take advantage of the open space above for items that aren’t used often.
Take a gander at all this space! While I love the individual locker concept, this is also very appealing. More hooks though!
I saw this photo and thought, “Wait! This looks familiar!” I swear it was from a Good Stuff Guide Home Tour of Old and I was right! Check out Wow Of A Home to see the rest of the house!
I do think this is a great solution for a formal front door storage. That bottom molding pulls out for shoes.
I thought this concept was also brilliant: hooks that open to shoe cubbies. Every speck of space folks!
Love, love, love this mudroom paired with a project room especially with the bulletin board on the side.
Now we’re getting into the major ones: love these closed lockers with the chalkboard space to doodle.
Reminds me of something I’ve been meaning to share or create: on a recent charity hometour, one house had these personalized individual plaques with funny quotes and quips about each family member hanging on their locker door. They were awesome and I think there’s certainly a business there if someone had the interest. I’d be your first customer!
Is this a beach cabana? Just stunning.
This is IT for me: high moldings, a ladder to reach high places for vertically challenged me, under storage for shoes/boots, baskets for hats/gloves, closed storage for extra stuff. I’d use the blank wall for a big bulletin board and vinyl lettering that said, “Be Great!” or “Go Forth and Prosper” or something silly like that to send us Team Farmers out into the world on the right foot.
Okay, what pieces would you put together for your dream mudroom?
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