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Top 5 Things Every Mudroom Should Have


#1: Mudroom Cabinets

If there’s one thing comes in real handy in a mud room, cabinets have to be near the top of the list. In this article by Gina Hannah for hgtv.com, she gives us some great options on how to create and incorporate functional cabinetry into your mud room. While mud rooms come in all shapes and sizes, one thing for sure is that they need to functional. We cross through those mud rooms all the time, but we really figure out how needed they are when it’s raining or snowing or just yucky outside. Mud rooms are those handy spaces where you take off all those wet and dirty pieces of apparel, shoes and boots and leave them there to dry so you don’t track up the rest of the house. Having a functional mud room means you have to be able to keep all of that organized so you can also put those items back on when you need to go out again. Having the right kind of cabinets make this a much easier task. Get all the inspiration for your mud room cabinets by reading the full article here.

#2: Special Mud Room Flooring

While carpet may be fabulous in many areas of your home, the mud room probably isn’t one of them unless you enjoy dragging out that shampooer ever five minutes to clean it. In this article by Jenna Burger for blog.builddirect.com she gives us some fabulous flooring options that are great for a mud room because they are super easy to keep clean, and they look amazing as well. From brick to vinyl, and several more options, you can create a functional flooring option in your mud room that make a great looking entryway while still being practical. See all of her wonderful options by reading the full article here

#3: Bench Seating

Have you ever stood in your mud room and tried to take off your snow boots or muddy shoes while standing up? If so, then you’ll love this article by Sarah for Thriftydecorchick.blogspot.com because she gives us the full details on how to create a fabulous mud room bench. She started with two readymade wall cabinets and created a handy bench that not only allows you to sit down and take off your shoes or boots, but also has space underneath to put your soiled footwear. It’s genius and she gives you all the information you’ll need to create your own when you read the full article here.

#4: Lockers

Mud rooms can become really chaotic with boots, coats, purses, backpacks, sports equipment and all the other things our family members leave there when they come in from the cold and wet. If this sounds like your family, then we think you’ll love this article by Pamela Porter and Jeni Wright for bhg.com. In the article she shows us how to create lockers for each family member that allows them to keep their various items organized, dry and ready for when they need them next. Not only do lockers make the room more functional, they look really great too. Check out this wonderful option by reading the full article here.

#5: Umbrella Holder

Keeping your mud room organized can be a challenge, but this article by Jennifer Weatherhead for styleathome.com has some seriously handy tips. The one we liked the best was her idea for a beautiful and functional umbrella stand. While it’s a great place to keep your umbrellas and have them handy for whenever you need them, it can also hold other longer items like canes. See this gorgeous idea and many others by reading the full article here.

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