Our Blog

News and Information from Holland Homes.

Is your mudroom looking dull? You can spruce it up with personal touches, added storage or an easy renovation. Holland Homes can help bring your vision to life.

Mudrooms are often easy to forget about because they might not always be in direct eyesight. However, they can be stylish and functional! Don’t forget about your mudroom and read about some ways to make it organized and decorated.

The More Storage the Better

Mudrooms are great for storage and can be transformed into a family-friendly space. Benches are a great addition to any mudroom to provide a sitting space for taking off shoes or setting bags down. Under bench storage can be utilized for shoes or accessories as well.

Another great way to add function to your mudroom is built-in cubbies. Cubbies are a great way to create individual spaces for each family member to hang their coats and bags while maintaining organization.

Close it Off or Make it Flow

Depending on how you intend to use your space, you can close off your mudroom or keep it in the flow of the house. Closing off your mudroom will allow you to hide the space if you don’t intend to have it guest-ready at all times. HGTV highlights a closed off space as an opportunity to incorporate a sliding barn door to keep it stylish and functional.

Wondering what to do if your mudroom is already out in the open? Work with what you have! You can add plants to bring life to the space, build a small bench or cubby space or even just apply a fresh coat of paint to make it look new.

Making the room flow with the rest of the house will allow for a more open feel and an opportunity to pull together materials used elsewhere in your home. If you have a smaller mudroom, this might be a great opportunity to make the room feel larger.

Don’t Forget the Aesthetics

Don’t forget to coordinate colors and materials when designing your dream mudroom. This room has the potential to be just as great as the rest of your home, so why not make it that way?

Bring the feel of your home into the mudroom whether it's rustic, contemporary or minimalistic. Darker colors, especially on the flooring, can help hide dirt and bring in different tones. Add a pop of color with accented walls, hooks or cabinets!

This space is a great time to pull your personal style and make it your own.

Make it Multipurpose

Make use of your mudroom and make it multipurpose. Your mudroom can be more than a storage area, make it your laundry room or pantry room.

A laundry is a necessary space for any household and when it comes to location, might be a difficult decision to make. Combine the two spaces for a functional, multipurpose room. Shelterness advises to keep laundry mud rooms bright with light colors to make the room feel bigger and less crowded. You can utilize your storage to put away detergents and laundry baskets to keep the room clean.

If your mudroom is near the kitchen, use the space as an extra pantry room or to store appliances. Another way to keep the room functional is thinking of your pets. Pet friendly mudrooms can include a sink to wash up, extra storage for food or accessories and a place to house food and water bowls.

Ensure your mudroom can withstand dirt and messes by incorporating products that are easy to clean. This is a great time to get creative!

Don’t Have a Mudroom Yet?

If you have been dreaming of a mudroom but can’t seem to find the space there’s still plenty of opportunity! Depending on your budget you can either add on to your home or transform an empty space in your home.

Holland Homes can help you bring your vision to life with a home addition that you control beginning to end.

Mudrooms can be created in almost any space. It doesn’t technically have to be a whole room. Built-in shelving and cabinetry are an easy way to turn the area next to a door into a drop area. Build them with cubbies or shelves to achieve that need for storage.

Paint an accent wall or add in wallpaper to make your space stand alone. You can even skip the furniture altogether and just add decorative hooks to your wall for a visual flow.

Don’t let these small spaces intimidate you and get straight to work on your mudroom. At Holland Homes, we want to help you reflect your personality in your home. If you are looking to remodel or redesign your mudroom, we can help you. Explore our website or contact us today at (334) 332-7157.

Be sure you visit our photo gallery! Here's a preview.

Get in touch with us today to discuss your home needs! 334-332-7157 334-332-7157