For many families around the country, a mudroom is an essential part of the home. It offers a buffer between the snow, mud, or sand outside and your (mostly) clean home. It’s also the perfect place to store all of your family’s boots, coats, sporting equipment, shoes, backpacks, and anything else you need to grab on your way out the door. The mudroom is a high traffic area where organization is key! That’s why we’ve decided to start our “Think Outside the Kitchen” series with mudroom cabinets.
Custom cabinetry can be useful all over the home, though most of us associate cabinets with the kitchen or bathroom. Mudroom cabinets should at the very least include a good closet space with hooks for jackets and plenty of storage for shoes, hats, or mittens. Sure, you could just hang some hooks on the wall and through a shoe mat down, but you’ll quickly find that things rarely stay where they should. Even if they do, it probably won’t look very nice.
With custom mudroom cabinets not only will it be easier to stay organized, the space will be more attractive and inviting. We can make sure your space fits your family’s exact needs. Whether you need an attractive solution to store all your kid’s soccer gear or a custom shoe rack that keeps everyone from yelling, “Where’s my other shoe?!” when you try to leave the house, we can create the perfect storage for you. Here are a few tips and ideas to get you started.
Lockers and cubbies are a wonderful addition to any mudroom cabinet layout. Make sure there is one for each member of the family to hang their coats, backpacks, purses or whatever else they need every day. Having their own designated storage space with easy access makes it much easier for everyone to stay organized.
Not only is a bench a great place to put your shoes on every morning, it’s another opportunity for storage. A boot bench with deep drawers to hold shoes makes it easy to find what you need every day. You can also include smaller drawers to hold keys, mittens, hats, etc. and leave the bottom area open to tuck shoes underneath.
Everyone struggles with the daily clutter that comes into the home. Why not create a space to collect mail, keys, sunglasses, or whatever other little things make their way into the house. You could even include a charging area so everyday electronics like cell phones, tablets, and laptops are ready to go when you are.
When the seasons change, we’re often stuck with extra outerwear or sports equipment that would be in the way for months before it gets used again. Including space in your mudroom cabinets to rotate these items as they’re needed can save you some headaches. It’s much better than boxing them up lugging them to a basement or attic just to bring them back again in a few months.
Mudrooms are a fantastic space to include additional features for dogs, cats, or other pets. Food stations, dog/cat beds, bathing stations, and kennels are all popular features that can be worked into custom mudroom cabinets.
Are you ready to think outside the kitchen and design custom mudroom cabinets? Give us a call today.