I may have been more excited about this room than any other room in this new house. When we started house shopping, having a mudroom was one of my top 3 wishes. In the home we moved from, we had a small laundry room between the garage and the house that basically only had enough square footage to take one step through. We did the best we could with lots and lots of hooks for backpacks and coats, kept all the shoes in the garage, and folded laundry on the dining room table. It worked. But I was thrilled to have the chance to have a dedicated space for a mudroom this time around.
Systems and organization are definitely my love language. Here’s what I thought was essential for the space:
- Shoe cubbies
- Lots of hooks for backpacks and coats
- Drawers for items like shin guards and soccer socks, and hats and gloves too
After scouring Pinterest for several days, these were my favorite images for the space:
Before we started, the room looked like this. Functional, just not very pretty. I don’t know about you, but I learned a long time ago that I enjoy being in a room a whole lot more when it is beautiful. This doesn’t have to cost a lot of money, honestly. Sometimes the biggest impact can come from a can of paint and some good lighting.
Here is the plan my talented brother drew up for me for the mudroom. This will be installed on the wall opposite of the washer and dryer.
We’ve been working on this room for a couple weeks now, and it is getting close to completion! For now I’ll give you a sneak peek while I finish up!
It’s coming together!