Living in Michigan we experience every season and daily changes in weather. It can be hard to predict sun, rain, sleet or snow! The Mud Room of your house needs to be well designed, organized and easy to maintain in order to keep the rest of the house clean and stress free. Oh, and of course let’s make it stylish while we’re at it!
This Mudroom we designed as port of a new construction home, has many custom design features I think you will find helpful!
Tip # 1: Mini washer and dryer
Instead of one large laundry room, consider and additional laundry space tucked into the mud room. With the mudroom right toff of the kitchen, having an efficient set of washing machines for dish towels, gardening clothes and socks that shouldn’t enter the house is very convenient.
Tip #2: Dog and boot Wash
Do you wish you could rinse off dirty boots without dragging them into the house? Or spray down the dog’s muddy paws? Setting up a station in the mud room with a faucet and drain is so convenient for an active household. Filling a bucket for cleaning water, hanging wet bathing suites, letting showy boots drip dry, there are endless uses for a well-designed wash tub in the mudroom.
We loved designing this custom mosaic plaid tile, super durable and colorful!
Tip #3: Durable Flooring
Everyone want easy to clean flooring in the room where muddy boots, dogs and snow pants reside. The fist choice is typically tile, but did you know there are other options? In this mudroom, we used end grain wood, which can be arranged in a variety of patterns. Wood end grain flooring is cut against the grain, which makes each piece extremely durable for high traffic areas. Streets have been built with end grain wood tiles because of its impact resistance and toughness!
Photo’s by Werner Straube, builder Insignia Homes, architect Lorenz and Co, wood flooring by RT Baldwin and tile by Virginia Tile.
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