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If you happen to own the home where all the other family members congregate during the holidays, you probably will need a mudroom to store your guests’ coats and footwear. In this blog, semi custom home builder Sadler Building Corporation shares an overview what your mudroom should have.
Why Would You Need a Mudroom?
Typically, everyone needs a space to store shoes, coats and umbrellas as they come in. Japanese homes have a similar area at the house or building entryway called a genkan. In addition to a shoe storage space, it functions as a reception area for short visits, such as food deliveries. Mudrooms work in a similar manner. If you happen to host holiday dinners and summer barbecues, you will need one in your home.
Mudrooms aren’t really rooms in most cases. It could be a section of the entryway with racks for shoes and coats. On the other extreme, it could be as big as a walk-in closet with a floor-level sink for cleaning muddy boots. Mudrooms help make sure that your guests are not tracking mud and water into your home. The front doors is the ideal placement for mudrooms, but the back door is a better location if you want a cleaning area in addition to storage. A remodeling expert can help you determine which area will work best with your existing floor plan.
A basic mudroom should have the following:
Shoe Storage — While a closet floor has enough shoe storage for a small family, you can add shelves or racks to accommodate more pairs. Leave space at the top rack for boots.
Coat Storage — A coat rack or hanging rods with several hangers work well to store guests’ coats.
Bench — It’s easier to remove (and put on) shoes when sitting down. Instead of a typical bench or stool, choose an ottoman for additional storage.
Umbrella Rack or Stand — This helps keep wet umbrellas at bay. You will need to factor in ventilation to avoid mold growth.
Other components such as a wash area, bike rack, or pet beds are optional and can be incorporated into the design depending on your needs. Materials such as tile are ideal, as it won’t get damaged by moisture.