Two spaces in a home that people dream of having is a laundry room and a mudroom. But, what if people were able to combine the two into one? A mudroom is such a unique space in the home that allows some of the clutter that typically makes its way into the home can be eliminated in the mudroom. Where does a lot of that clutter and dirty clothes go from the mudroom? The laundry room, of course!
The Purpose Behind It
When designing a laundry mudroom, it is important to remember that you not taking out a living area in place of a utility area. By combining the two, you don’t lose any added space in your home because it already exists.
Even the tiniest mudrooms can accommodate a washer and dryer and possibly some cabinetries. Each of these can be placed behind some kind of curtain or door if you are trying to maintain some extra room in the mudroom.
It is suggested that when decorating a laundry mudroom, it is better to keep it on the lighter side. Lighter colors and shades can make the space seem a lot bigger. Homeowners should try to add light to important useful areas where you might typically wash or hang your clothes. This helps to make sure that you don’t miss any important stains!
Closed cabinetry can help to make the laundry mudroom look uncluttered while open shelving helps to make your laundry mudroom not look so bulky. Open shelving also gives you a place to hang your hangers-on hooks.
Cabinets and drawers should store detergents and other necessary cleaning products to keep them out of the way. If space is an issue, try to place the washer on the dryer to free up some room. But, if space isn’t an issue, add a sink to the room as an added bonus!
Overall Function of the House
Having the opportunity to combine your mudroom and laundry room together can really make a tremendous difference to your home. With the exception of the kitchen, it will most likely turn into the most functional room in the house.
For houses with children, this room could also be the storage center for the kids’ sports equipment. If room is available, this would be a perfect opportunity to set up some tiny closet spaces and place uniforms and equipment right in their own little closet.
When they come home from their game, they can throw their dirty uniforms right into the laundry and hang their equipment back up. What a great way to prevent the home from getting dirty and cluttered.
The possibilities are endless as to how you want to envision the room being utilized. But, regardless of what you decide to do, combining those two rooms together can truly help the overall flow of the home. It can even be a room that can serve more purpose than just housing laundry and dirty shoes.
Use your imagination and create a laundry mudroom that meets your vision. It will quickly become one of your favorite rooms in the entire home.