Apr 19, 2021 | Flooring Canada
Mud defiantly comes into the mudroom, but that doesn’t mean style, organization, and functionality have to stay out.
To be blunt, mudrooms get muddy. This high-traffic area is often overlooked, but whether you are carrying one too many grocery bags into the house, taking the dog for a walk, or trying to get the kids out the door, having this space be functional is key.
These spaces vary in every home. Some have an entire room dedicated to being a mudroom; others have a small entryway; some are a shared laundry or garage space. Regardless of what space you are working with, it is easy to let this area become a dumping ground for coats, bags, and shoes. Hooks, shelving, and shoe racks are inexpensive solutions for keeping clutter off the floor. Once the clutter is no longer in danger of being tripped over, you might find that using stylish bins or curtains can keep your items neatly tucked away while still creating an inviting environment.
The floor of your mudroom is also an important asset. We have already established that what goes out the door often comes back in. Mud, salt, and moisture will likely be trekking their way into this space. Thus, durable and darker-colored floors are the most functional. The types of floors that might be fitting for this space include tile, luxury vinyl, and laminate. This way, in-between cleanings, your floors still look great despite all of the action.
With darker floors in mind, light walls and accent colors can keep the room feeling open and spacious. In addition, since this is a transitional area of the house, you might want to consider bringing colors from the connecting rooms into this space to create flow.
Benches and small storage units can also be great assets depending on the size of your space. If you are working with a smaller entryway, ditch the added furniture to keep the area feeling airy. If you have room, consider looking for a vintage, freestanding piece that can add functionality and style without breaking the bank.
When you walk into your home, make it feel like home with a warm, inviting entryway that can stand tough to the action of daily life.
No matter what type of floors you’re considering to make your mudroom more functional and beautiful, your local Flooring America store is here to help. New floors, storage, and organization can really make a difference when it comes to creating a space you love. Come into your local Flooring America today, and let the experts help you create the feeling of home as soon as you step in the door.