The Best Way to Organize a Mudroom

Palantine_Brockway_27A well thought-out mudroom can do so much more than store coats and backpacks. Here are some tips from Normandy Designer Leslie Lee on how to take your mudroom design from good to great.

“It’s important to consider all of your storage potential, including seasonal items, sporting equipment and tech,” said Leslie. “Additionally, cubbies do not always have to be limited to the kids. If you have a family of five, you can add five cubbies. Adults can use it to store work bags and coats.”

So, how exactly can you maximize your mudroom storage? Consider the below:

Sort your shoes – Consider Adding family organization through cubbies along basement stairsmultiple rows of storage for regular shoes on the bottom of your cubbies. Additionally, you can also make room to store taller boots underneath the bench.

Hook it up – Hang hooks everywhere for jackets and backpacks.

Hideaway hacks – Adding a lift up feature to benches is a great way to conceal bulky items.

“This is especially useful if kids are into sports with heavy duty equipment like hockey,” noted Leslie. “You can also hide cleats or duffle bags.”

Shelves for baskets surround a spot for hooks and bench for comfortably putting on your shoesTaking care of tech – All bets are off when it comes to how you utilize your mudroom. One practical idea is to set it up as a charging station.

“Outlets in each cubby allow you to charge laptops, iPad and any other tech that might need a secondary charging location,” said Leslie.

Baskets and bowls – Carving out shelf space for baskets and bowls will keep every day and seasonal items organized.

“You can build out shelving in each unit and use that space for baskets. You can also rotate baskets for each season. For example, you can store gloves in the winter and sunscreen in the summer,” saidmudroom with lockers and baskets for storage Leslie. “Additionally, you can place a bowl on another shelf and use it to hold everyday items like car keys.”

Are you inspired to include a mudroom in your next home renovation? Set up a free in-home consultation. Or, register to attend an upcoming seminar to learn more about the kitchen remodeling or home addition process. You can also get more design ideas by looking at the Normandy Remodeling photo gallery or by following Normandy Remodeling on Facebook and Instagram.

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