Mudroom Masterpiece

Recently Daniel Builders was approached by an editor/writer from Houzz.com seeking to interview our Design team about this recent mudroom renovation.  

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Being honored, we agreed and plan to highlight the interview on our social media platforms once published. The request from Houzz raises a question though. Why give attention to mudrooms?  Short answer: Houzz realizes Mudrooms are kind of a big deal these days.  Maybe not as popular as Kitchen/Bath renovations, but that could be changing.  We’re seeing clients take a very serious and intentional approach to designing this area of their home. Below is another example.

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Five facets factoring into a fabulous mudroom are:

  1. Functionality – the mudroom is where work gets done and muddy kids with soccer cleats come.  During design think durable with easy accessibility to cabinetry, countertops, coat racks, and shoe storage. Imagine a space to handle mounds of laundry and where yard work warriors transition back indoors.  
  2. Simplicity – don’t overcomplicate it.  Maintaining a minimalistic mindset during Design will serve you well.  The layout essentially comes down to four basic features: cleaning (sink/washer/dryer), folding (countertops), storage (cabinetry), and space to hang coats/clothes.  
  3. Cabinetry – aka more storage.  Face it storing stuff is a major part of home life these days. Additional cabinetry is a great way to combat the clutter.  And the mudroom is a way better option than other rooms meant for relaxing or entertaining. 
  4. Countertops – to sort/fold/stack laundry and temporarily place random items you carry into your home.  Countertop installation can be modified by height, depth and surface to maximize your every move.  
  5. Customized – yes customizing to your taste is important.  With the right Design you can achieve a “delighted-to-be-here” feeling the moment you walk in. Let your style shine when selecting paint, flooring, cabinetry, and countertop surfaces.

Highly functional mudrooms can also be refreshingly stylish.  Bottom line, you want to love every room of your home, even the one that starts with “mud”.  

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