Our Top Tips On Introducing A Mudroom To Your Home
The mudroom; perhaps not as common here, as it is in Europe and America, however with our love for the great outdoors, its no surprise that this transitional space is becoming more popular in Australian homes.
The mudroom is typically located at the backend of the house with direct access to the outdoors, although it can also be combined with the laundry or garage. But what exactly is it used for? As the name suggests, a room or space where you can comfortably remove and store wet weather/outdoor wear to prevent dirt and mud from spreading through the interior of the home.
Here are our top tips to consider when planning and designing a mudroom that works for you and your lifestyle:
- Low maintenance, hardwearing flooring – look to options that are easy to keep clean such as tiles, hardwood floors or polished concrete.
- Plenty of storage including hanging rail for coats, shelving and hooks for hats, shoes, school bags, dog leashes – maybe even beach toys or towels.
- A comfortable built-in or stand-alone bench seat for removing shoes and boots.
- A dedicated space/basket for each family member to organise their individual bits and pieces.
- Umbrella stand to stop wet umbrellas dripping all over the floor.
- If possible, a sink/wash basin to clean off any excess mud, especially if you have pets.
- Keep the style consistent with the rest of your home, although the mudroom works as the gatekeeper from the outdoors to the indoors, you want to retain flow throughout the home with a consistent look and feel.
- The mudroom may be known for its functional and practical purpose, but that doesn’t mean it can’t look great – don’t be afraid to use a bold colour, introduce statement design features such as brass hardware on cabinetry or ambient lighting to enhance the area.
Get the look with Wattyl
For an Alpine lodge inspired Mudroom as seen on Selling Houses Australia we recommend pairing moody hues with cosy textures for the perfect winter warming colour palette. Bold Grey Ember and the old world charm of Clay Tan contrasts with the cooler tones of Titanium White and Winter Water. Layer with faux fur and textured throws to create a warm and inviting space.
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