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3-in-1 Mudroom

Store and organize your family and pet gear in a stylish mudroom that combines clever storage solutions with a laundry center and home office.

Thu, 5 Aug 2010|

Just like you, a mudroom wears many hats every single day. Hi, I'm Jill Waage with Storage Magazine. Think about it. Just one tiny space need to welcome family and guests, gather shoes, bags and coats, hide away and organize cleaning supplies, and encourage good communication and extensive connections. Located right inside the door, this section of built-in cabinets provides a home for coats, shoes and bags, and keep these items off the naturally textured porcelain tile floor. A long locker style area outfitted with hooks can hold multiple coats. Wire baskets in the nearby cells coralled nearby functions. And this clever bench rolls out so you can comfortably put on a pair of shoes conveniently stored in the cubbies below. Amazingly, this mudroom packs in even more functions by including a hardworking laundry center behind a pretty curtain. The stacked washer and dryer is complemented by a column of versatile open shelves. A pull out bin keeps powder detergents in the perfect spot to quickly prepare a load of laundry. While a Lazy Susan puts stain treaters and other specialty items right at your fingertips. When it's time to iron clothes, the sliver of space behind the washer and dryer houses and ironing board. While a slip-down bar offers a spot for freshly pressed items. On the opposite side, a communications station is flanked by 2 slender cabinets that holds cleaning supplies. A slim cabinet is ideal for storing tall cleaning tools. Further maximize the cabinet's storage potential by attaching additional holders and hooks to the inside of the cabinet, and shallow shelves to the inside of the cabinet door. Smart storage can help a busy family stay connected too. The wall behind this desk area is a patchwork of communications solutions! Magnetic chalk boards for leaving quick reminders. Dry erase boards for making lists. Peg boards for hanging tools and supplies. A labeled charging station ensures that every digital device in the household is ready to go. Color-coded mini binders slip in to wall bins and other slots to help organize receipts, coupons, notes and other important bits of paper. Packed with ideas this existent mudroom proves that one thoughtfully planned space truly can do it all.