Eight Mudroom Ideas For Clean Colorado Homes
Winter in Denver can be pretty messy. Snow, slush, mud, rain- you name it, and it has probably been tracked into your home. And of course, there is all that winter gear- snowboats, heavy jackets, hats, gloves, etc.
Winter is when a great mudroom really proves its usefulness. A carefully planned, well-executed mudroom can transform winter's chaos into orderly neatness, stylishly taming all of that gear and slush.
Sounds pretty great, right? Here are eight mudroom ideas to get you started:
- Use flooring that wipes clean. Stone floors, treated wood floors, cement flooring, and rubber matting are all great options.
- Provide multiple storage options. Different items are stored in different ways, so make sure that your mudroom includes shelves, drawers, and hooks.
- Provide seating. Give your family a place to sit down and take off their boots. This could be anything from a simple bench to multiple chairs.
- Add visual interest with bold paint. Get creative with the limited wall space in your mudroom. Paint the back of your shelves in a bold color to really make them pop.
- Give each member of your family their own section. The key to great organization is making sure that everyone's stuff has a home. If you have four family members, install four hooks and cubbies in your mudroom. Encourage your kids to keep their area neat and clean.
- Add a peg rail for ski gear- All of that Colorado mountain gear needs a home. Mount a simple peg rail to store skis, snowboards, and snowshoes.
- Use roll-away components to save space. If you do not have a lot of space, look for roll-away seating that can be stored underneath your shelving. Roll-away bins and baskets are also a great option.
- Label, label, label- Use storebought labels or make your own with pretty scrapbooking paper. Label different bins for things like hats, gloves, leashes, keys, etc.
If you feel like your mudroom could work better for your family, register for a free home storage consultation to work with a Decor & You decorator on possible solutions.