mudroom design

As we reassess all of our projects for the remainder of the year, my biggest priority it to get the main floor done enough for when I host Thanksgiving.

When people sit at our dining room table, half of the guests stare at our mudroom. We have the most ginormous opening to the mudroom. Bryce tells me that the architect who did our house design (Bryce purchased the drawings on line, we didn’t hire an architect to design our house) originally planned this space as the front entry. So it has 18′ ceilings. Eighteen foot ceilings are a bit excessive for a mudroom, but we will just make do.

Here are the before shots.

We have IKEA cabinets in our kitchen and are quite happy with those, so I designed the mudroom with their cabinets.

Below is my 3D layout.


The open space in the center high cabinet is for a microwave. A microwave in the mudroom, you say? The mudroom is right off the kitchen and I absolutely HATE microwaves. They are big, ugly, and don’t get me started on how unhealthy they are. They destroy food. That’s all I am going to say about that. But we do use it about once every 3 weeks or so, plus for resale value (not that we will ever sell this house), so we need a microwave.

Near the door to the outside, I have designed upper cabinets. Below them I designed a place to hang coats and to sit and take off your shoes. Then below that padded bench is storage for shoes and other things that we take outside, like a container to collect our eggs.




Custom built-in “locker” with a padded bench and storage.

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so we are planning on purchasing the cabinetry here very soon. We just have to finish the flooring in that room and install baseboards, then we can start assembling the cabinets. So stay tuned for more mudroom updates here soon!




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