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Turn a mud room into a cool space

October 15, 2018


Light, bright mud rooms are possible.
- Timber Trails Development

The mud room is hardly the sexiest room in a new or renovated house, but it is an important component that can add value.
The idea is to turn a room that is often the first line of defence against the mud and wet of winter into a usable, attractive and tidy secondary entrance to the home. The room is often a catch all for knapsacks, boots, coats, scarves, hats, sports gear and more.
There are some important design elements that come into play in a mud room.
Design experts told Home BUILDER that mud room must-haves include:

  1. A tile or concrete floor, preferably a non-slip version.
  2. Plenty of storage space with doors that close to hide the mess.
  3. Stylish wall hooks for hanging extra coats.
  4. A mirror.
  5. A built-in bench for removing boots and other gear.
  6. A compartment for boots and shoes.
  7. Good lighting and bright colours, because gloomy winters are when the mud room will be most appreciated and used.

 

 

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