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I’m slowly making it through my home tour this year and today I’m sharing the mud room with you. It’s a simple space but it definitely gets a daily workout. In the original home plans it’s supposed to have a closet laundry room but the original owners moved the laundry room upstairs (thank you to them!). The mudroom is the first room you enter if you are coming in from the garage and while I would love custom built-ins and cubbies for the kids, it’s completely functional and easy to keep clean and neat. Here’s a little peek:
We removed the original linoleum and had tile put in a couple years ago. I love the look and how easy it is to clean. I vacuum it weekly on Wednesdays and wash it on Thursdays. (See my cleaning routine here.)
The paint color is what’s in the majority of the house – Benjamin Moore’s Revere Pewter – it’s my favorite neutral.
I love the cast-iron rack for coats and such – we only keep one or two coats per person here and store the extras in our entryway coat closet.
The bench is from Pottery Barn too – it’s done really well for 7 years – I just replaced the cushion this month for the first time. The baskets are from Target. Each kiddo has their own basket for shoes and they are in charge of putting their own shoes away. They just toss the shoes in the baskets and tuck the basket back in the slot.
The closet is my cleaning closet and holds all those goodies – you can see that part of the home tour here.
I love having a big basket for backpacks – the kids just put them in here at the end of the school day and they’re ready to grab on the way out the door – simple and decorative.
There’s an utility sink in the mud room that definitely comes in handy and I keep our cordless vacuum at the ready as well – it’s great for grabbing to quickly vacuum up crumbs, dirt, grass, whatever gets tracked in.
A couple musts for an easy to clean mud room?
- shoe storage
- coat rack
- rug for wiping feet
- easy to clean floor
- storage for backpacks if you have kids
Here are some posts in this series that you might like – just click on the pictures to head to the post: