The entrance of a home is a detail that homebuyers often overlook in the search for their perfect house. In custom home design, your possibilities are open from the start. Apart from the entryway, a mudroom can add multiple benefits to your home, no matter what lifestyle you have.
What Is a Mudroom?
A mudroom is a spacious enclosed area off of the entryway and may be next to a powder room. It typically has wood, laminate, or tile flooring and contains plenty of shelving and ample seating. However, storage is not the only way a mudroom can prove useful.
Mudrooms often serve as storage space for coats, shoes, sporting gear, and other outdoor equipment. It’s the perfect place for kids to shrug off their backpacks when they come home from school. Depending on the size of the room, it can also house the washer and dryer. You could even connect a laundry shoot down to the spot. If you have a pet dog or two, a mudroom can be a station to wipe your dog’s paws clean. Some models even include a hose to wash off muddy feet and paws.
Contain Frontdoor Dirt
It only follows that mudrooms help contain outside dirt from entering the rest of the house. Taking off shoes before entering is a common tradition across the world, and it makes sense. Although the doormat may seem sufficient, with heavy enough foot traffic and piles of gear, you may see how a mudroom can help limit junk and debris from the living space.
Besides limiting dirt, a mudroom also gives outdoor equipment and clothing a place of their own. However, the organization advantage doesn’t end there. With a custom build, you can arrange and include enough shelves and seats and cubbies for everyone in the family and more. If you want doors to hide things from view, you can have them. If you want a nook for the dog, a custom home can offer that as well.
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