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10 Design Tips: The Mudroom and Laundry Room

10 Design Tips: The Mudroom and Laundry Room

10 Design Tips: The Mudroom and Laundry Room

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Here are 10 tips for organizing and sprucing up two of the messiest and drabbest rooms in the home:

  1. Organization and storage are the luxuries of a mudroom. Everything in its place helps the entire home operate smoothly.
  1. Whether using bins or wicker baskets for storage, create a simple system. Labels or colour-coding make for less confusion and ease of use.
  1. High-traffic areas demand durable, easy-clean flooring. If choosing stone, look to textures that don’t allow dirt to gather.
  1. A mudroom should be easily accessed from the door it’s meant to serve. Study family traffic patterns and strategically choose the best spot.
  1. Measure twice and avoid headaches! Proper measurements are your guide to cabinetry and appliances that fit right the first time!
  1. Consider sliders to maintain valuable floor space. Make stairways and halls wide enough to carry bulky items.
  1. Organization is the key to a well-functioning laundry room. A light and cheery space makes mundane chores more enjoyable.
  1. Linen closets can provide ample and ordered storage for bed linens and towels. A perfect place to locate it is near the laundry room.
  1. Create a special space for the laundry basket. Keep it off the floor to make the room appear less messy.
  1. A well-lit stairway means safety and ease of access when carrying laundry or stowing away hockey bags. Consider path lighting on a dark stairwell for any time of the day.



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