Creating a Functional Mudroom for Your Denver Home
Your home is your refuge. When it’s rainy and chilly outside, you hurry into your home to get warm and dry. When it’s snowing hard, you sit by a fire and watch the flakes fall from through a window.
But your home can feel less like a refuge when there's a trail of rainy puddles or clumps of snow falling from a coat that’s been tossed on the sofa. Keep your home dry and warm by making your mudroom functional and beautiful.
A mudroom can be in a small room off your front door or a laundry room pulling double duty. If you have no space available that could be used as a mudroom , you can easily customize your entry to serve the purpose.
This charming and woodsy mudroom is a great example of the combination of charming Denver interior design and functionality. It’s organized and has a place for everything. There are plenty of hooks to hang up coats and purses and there’s even a small section in the middle to put miscellaneous things, from glasses to sunscreen. At the bottom, there’s space to put shoes and boots. It’s also a few inches off the ground, so that keeps all the dirt and snow away from your flooring.
This mudroom is simpler but just as functional. The hooks make another appearance here. They are definitely the most important part of a mudroom . Another organization strategy that you can use in your mudroom is the cubbies that you see at the top of the photo. You can use woven baskets to hold all of your items out of sight. Also, a bench will be an great addition to your mudroom . After all, you need a place to sit to take off your wet snow boots.
Photo: Martha Stewart
Here’s another mudroom that includes hooks, a bench, and cubbies at the top. It’s painted black, which gives it a sharp and attractive look, just make sure that you get a sturdy piece with heavy staining so that it doesn't easily chip. A smart idea that you can use from this mudroom is the tray that’s being used to hold boots and shoes. Any wetness and snow will be contained in this tray which you can then, in turn, just dump in the sink. You could also add an umbrella stand here.
Dress up your mudroom by painting it a fun color and adding an outdoor rug. You can work with a Denver interior design agency to create a beautiful mudroom for your home.