The mudroom is a certain place at your home designed for the shedding of dirty or wet foot wear and clothes. It is usually located at the entrance of your house or at your outdoor garden to be used in the winter days of heavy rain and snow. Such a room aside from its size will keep your home clean and tidy in both winter and summer days.
At the entrance of your small apartment, you will need to dedicate 3% of the whole size of your apartment to be a mudroom. This space will be used for storing items such as backpacks, hats, gloves, sport equipment, small toys, towels for the dirty feet, and schedules. You can incorporate the mudroom with your laundry room by specifying a separate space for the laundry and arranging your mudroom furniture. You will need a cabinet with arranged shelves to store the repeatedly used belongings of every member in your family.
The high shelves will be used for the adults’ belongings such as phones and keys. The lower shelves will be for your children’s snack or easy to access toys. You will need to leave lower shelves for your clean shoes. The rest of your cabinet’s shelves could be used for cleaning materials, small toys, and pets’ food.
Aside from the storage space, you will need water proof and heat resistant furniture items such as a bench with an umbrella above to be used for setting while wearing or cleaning your clothes.to give your mudroom a clean look, you may use a durable rug in front of the entrance to wipe your shoes before going in to your house. Try to find a durable, heat resistant, and elegant sink to wash your hands and clean your important items quickly. The floor of your mudroom needs to be durable and easy to clean, such as the tiles, and try to keep your floor dry all the time. The final elegant touch is to add a large mirror to reflect the light and to look at you before going out.