What is a Mudroom and What are Its Benefits?
What is a mudroom and what are the benefits of having one in your new home? A mudroom is a room usually near the front or rear entrance of your home where you can take off your shoes and coat before entering. This room can be very beneficial, especially if you have young children. At McArthur Homes, we offer mudrooms in our new home designs at Rockwell Ranch Townhomes.
What Exactly is a Mudroom?
The name actually says it all. A mudroom is a dedicated space in the home, usually located near or at your rear or front entrance to your home where you can remove any muddy boots and other outerwear items before entering into another area of living spaces such as the kitchen, dining room etc.
What Are Some Benefits to Having a Mudroom?
There are many benefits to having a mudroom and they usually come down to two things, organization and cleanliness.
Mudrooms Help You Stay Organized
A well-designed mudroom can help you stay organized by providing a space for all the items that tend to cause clutter in your home such as coats, shoes, umbrellas, backpacks, and more. By having a designated place for these items, you can avoid having them scattered throughout your home which will help keep your living spaces tidy and organized.
Mudrooms Help Keep Your Home Clean
Another benefit of mudrooms is that they can help keep your home clean. By having a space to take off dirty shoes and outerwear before entering your home, you can avoid tracking mud and dirt throughout your living spaces. This is especially important if you have young children who tend to track in a lot of dirt and mud when they come home from playing outside.
Key Elements to a Mudroom
There are a few key elements that every mudroom should have in order to be functional and effective.
A Place to Sit
A bench or a few chairs in your mudroom are a great way to provide a place to sit down and take off your shoes. You can buy or make a bench that can also be used for storing items such as backpacks, umbrellas, and more.
Hooks are essential for hanging coats, jackets, hats, and other outerwear items. You don’t want them all over the mudroom!
Storage Bins or Baskets
Storage bins or baskets are perfect for storing items such as gloves, scarves, and other small items that tend to get lost. You can customize cubbies to accommodate sports gear, outdoor toys or gardening tools.
A Mudroom Mat
Mud is literally the name of the game here! A mudroom mat is essential for keeping dirt and mud from being tracked into your home.
Waterproof Whatever You Can
Another way to keep your mudroom clean is by waterproofing as much of it as possible. This can be done by using waterproof paint or sealant.
We hope this has helped you understand what a mudroom is and why having one in your new home is extremely beneficial, especially in terms of keeping the rest of your home cleaner! If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the benefits offered with our homes at Rockwell Ranch, please contact us today. We would be happy to answer any of your questions!
This post was written by Paige Giles