A mudroom or entryway can get cluttered and messy fast! Often these spaces become the dumping ground for things as your come into the house. Footwear, jackets, backpacks, and even flyers, mail, and other items can become disorganized without the proper storage solution in place.
LD&A is a Calgary renovation company that offers design, construction, decorating, and more. They share five storage solution ideas to keep your mudroom clean, tidy, and stylish.
Utilize closet storage
Storing things behind closed doors can help a space feel less cluttered. If you have a closet in your mudroom or entryway, consider a closet organizer to store your items more effectively. A mudroom closet storage solution might include a space to hang jackets, kid’s backpacks, winterwear like mitts and toques, and a custom shoe rack.
If you don’t have a closet, consider having something custom-built. Custom cabinetry in Calgary can be designed like a mudroom wardrobe to keep your things organized. Ensure the cabinetry has doors and drawers that close so that you can keep your items out of sight for a clutter-free space.
Put in a bench with storage beneath
A bench in the mudroom can be attractive and functional. It provides a place to sit down to put on and take off your shoes. With creative storage built-in underneath, it can be a spot to put shoes, jackets, and backpacks too. Keeping the bench open underneath is a good idea for shoe storage. You can place a shoe mat underneath or even install a shelf or two. For other things, consider an enclosed bench box that opens to store items inside.
Create designated spaces for mail and keys
Think about things that usually get dumped onto the counter or table when you first enter the home. Mail, keys, and hats can all fall into this category. Create a designated space for these items in your mudroom. You can hang a mail organizer on the wall and use hooks for your keys, hats, and other things. If you’re having custom cabinetry made, incorporate shelving or drawers for these items. Not only will it reduce clutter, but you’ll also always know where you left your keys!
Keep hooks and storage low for kids
If you have kids, make sure your storage solutions are easily accessible to them. Hang your hooks low so they can easily reach to hang up their backpacks and jackets. Any drawers or cabinets they use should also be lower and accessible. You can store items that are used less often up high. The easier it is for them to put away their stuff, the less likely they’ll leave jackets and backpacks on the floor!
Don’t forget style and design
Just because it’s a mudroom doesn’t mean it can’t be beautiful! There are plenty of ways to add a personal and visually appealing touch to your mudroom and entryway. Utilize the help of LD&A’s interior designers and interior decorators in Calgary. They can make suggestions and create a design for your mudroom that meets your specific needs. Ideas include:
– Refinishing or repurposing your favourite furniture pieces as storage solutions
– Custom woodwork for cabinetry, a bench, or floating shelving
– Chalkboard paint to write grocery lists, to-do lists, or messages for your family
– Adding a personal touch with the wall colour, textiles, and décor
Find inspiration with these mudroom storage and decorating ideas.
If you want to revamp your mudroom, or are interested in any major home renovation, connect with LD&A in Calgary!