If the entry to your home is one of cluttered chaos, it is possible to reorganize the space and add storage to make it more functional. For example, the mudroom is easier to use and maintain if it includes storage dedicated to efficiently handling not only bulky coats but the myriad hats, gloves and mittens,boots, and shoes of all sizes that the average family collects. In the interest at neatness:
7 Tips on placing furniture in mudroom
Try to Include some enclosed hanging space in your mudroom.
Add a bench and individual cubbies or cabinets tor each family member.
Invest in a shoe rack to keep items such as sneakers and garden clogs neatly paired.
Include a wall mounted towel warmer, especially if you live in an area that receives lots of snow or rain. Use it to hang up wet coats, snowsuits, and mittens for fast gentle drying.
Look for a spot to stash a laundry basket in the mudroom to hold items such as damp socks, gardening clothes, sports uniforms, and pool towels.
Install a bulletin board or a blackboard. Use it to post schedules and family members contact information. Keep an extra set of keys to the tool shed and garage in a box, drawer or basket in the mudroom.
Choose a durable waterproof finish material, such as stone or ceramic tile, for the floor in the mudroom.
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Add a mirror to the Mudroom furnishings so that you can do a last minute grooming check before leaving the house.
Baskets are a great way to organize. Rather than using one large basket that too easily becomes a jumble, allocate one smaller basket per family member.
If the space in the mudroom permits, include some long hanging storage behind closed doors, such as in a closet,locker, cabinet, or armoire.
This system uses tracks, wire hooks, and baskets to transform any wall into storage for coats and other gear.
Even if you do not have the room for a full mudroom. you can create the sense that there is one. Here are two ideas you can try:
Find a chest of drawers that fits the area just inside your main entry. Hang a mirror above, and if there is an electrical outlet nearby, put a small lamp on top.
Use a simple bench Choose one with a lift-up lid and storage under the seat. Or slash baskets below and install pegs or hooks nearby. Complete the area with a mirror or message board.