Having a great Mudd Room in your new home is one of the most requested parts of a new home. Keeping organized, clutter, free, and housing your kids apparel is will help keep you stress free.
In order to have a great mudd room you need to make sure you have a decent amount of space. A good hard surface floor is also important. Wood is okay but tile or LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tile) is preferred. These hard surface floors are important since this is the primary entry point in your new home.
So what are some of the must haves in your next mudd room? Lets explore the key components you need:
- Cubbies or Lockers- One of the most important aspects of your mudd room is having a universal storage area that your whole family can use. Cubbies are fantastic because they not only provide you great storage but also an organizational system. A good cubby system will have multiple cubbies for your family. They should have a place to sit down, a place to store your shoes, hooks to hang your coats, lastly shelves or a cabinet for hats and gloves.
- Drop Zone-This under rated feature is not only a great storage device but also a must have if you and walking in your home with your hands full. It consists of a kitchen height cabinet with a wood or solid surface top to set your things on. The base cabinet is great for storing cleaning supplies such as buckets or car wash items. On top of the drop zone consider installing a key rack, a shelf, or a family calendar to stay organized. Or perhaps all three!
- Message Center- A message center is a place for all your mail. Envelope slots that can be organized in several different ways. This is also a great place for a whiteboard with family notes such as kid’s schedules, shopping lists, etc. A phone charger area or telephone area are great uses here as well. Who wants to run all the way through the home with your dirty feet to answer the phone?
- Closets-A great mudd room also has a closet. A single door closet is okay but probably will not get the job done as you can only put either brooms or coats in here. A double closet is better so you can split it up but ideally a walk in closet is the best if you have the space. Store all your winter clothes, your bulk store purchase and keep everything neat and tidy!
Take your mudd room to the next level:
If you really want to take your mudd room to the next level consider adding one of these great ideas.
Pampered Pet-Pamper your favorite fur-baby by including a pet-washing basin. Start with a shower pan and drain and include 4’ of wall tile and a hand shower to help clean your litter critter when they get dirty. If you can also have a cabinet with a counter nearby to store shampoo, brushes and possibly a hair dryer will ensure you have the cleanest pup on the block.
Special Delivery-If you are addicted to online shopping. Consider designing in a breezeway area. If your mudd room connects directly outside, add a second door so that your delivery person can access the breezeway with their own key or electronic combination lock. Have a bench for them to drop your package and keep it safely inside and locked away from the outside elements.
If you get food delivered to your home consider including a small refrigerator so your cold items can stay chilled until you get back home.
So there you have it! Utilize some of great tips to create a magnificent mudd room. For more help designing and building your mudroom in your new home, contact award winning builder, Belman Homes.