Laundry & Mudroom Custom Cabinets
Combine function with elegance in your custom mudroom…
The Laundry and Mud Room are no Longer Just for Laundry
Laundry and mudrooms can serve multiple purposes with the addition of custom built-in cabinets, utility sinks, washer, and dryer. You can almost think of them as utility rooms.
It can help to simplify your household chores, store sports gear and school supplies, cleaning supplies, shoes, jackets, and even function as a grooming center for your family pets. It’s a great place for putting things that you don’t want to misplace, if it’s always there then it should be harder for you to lose.
Think of a mudroom as a filter for the rest of your house, you keep all the dirt and clutter out there so that you don’t have to deal with it in other areas of your house!
Since the laundry room does have the potential to function as a multipurpose room, a remodel for this space is a great investment for you and your family. It’s also a good boost to your home value if you’re ever looking to sell!
Mudroom cabinets can turn an ordinary room into an elegant yet very functional and well-used part of the house. When it comes to mudrooms, there are several options you can utilize to enhance the overall appearance and functionality of the room. For one thing, you can add a bench or even more than one bench with storage. Some mudroom cabinetry even have lockers or storage areas for each member of the house to drop off their things. This is particularly helpful for those households with children in the house so that their shoes, boots, coats and such do not get intermingled with each other.
Mudrooms are Nothing New
Mudrooms in America actually go back a long way and tend to be a popular addition to modern houses. Mudrooms can be called something different depending on what part of the country you are in, but the overall appearance and purpose of the room tend to be very similar. They function as an entrance to your home where everyone can leave their stuff, as well as keeping out dirt and grime.
For one thing, the mudroom tends to be a section of the house that serves as a half-way point between the main house and the outdoors. Some are not heated or cooled, while others are air-conditioned and are heated in the colder months. If you play sports it’s the perfect place to store your equipment, you can grab it and go directly outside.
The overall purpose of a mudroom is to allow people to come in, sit down and remove boots, shoes, and jackets before entering the main house. This area can be particularly helpful in the winter months when people tend to come in with snow on their boots and shoes. During rainy days, all wet jackets and shoes can be left in the mudroom so you don’t have to worry about water getting all over your home. When kids come home from school, they can leave their backpacks in the room also, keeping clutter out of the main house. With custom mudroom cabinetry designed and built by Edgewood Cabinetry, you can have high-quality mudroom cabinetry built to take some use and abuse.
Customize Your Mudroom for your Family
With custom-designed mudroom cabinetry, stations can be installed for each member of the family, including storage, hooks for hanging clothing and a shelf or two for additional storage for items such as gloves, hats or even sunglasses. A storage area can be assigned for each member of the family which can also double as a seat so that people can sit down while taking their boots and shoes off. This keeps everything seperate but still organized.
In the past, mudrooms were typically a section of the traditional farmhouse, such as a back porch that had a chest or box to contain boots and a place to sit down to remove muddy shoes, boots, and clothing. This way the farmer could do some basic clean-up before entering the house and keep most of the mud and dirt out of the main house. This seemingly small step goes a very long way towards keeping your home cleaner and more in order. It’s hard to
Modern houses take this basic concept a little bit further. They tend to be used primarily for children so that they can keep snow, mud and water out of the main house. It also helps keep the house organized and orderly, which can be helpful in a household with children. A mudroom with custom cabinetry can be particularly useful since it can be custom designed specifically for your home and family.
While the mudroom used to be more a cold, after-thought to serve a specific purpose (keep out mud and dirt). For a while, mudrooms gave way to back porches, patios and decks, but now they have come inside and are actually desired additions to many modern homes. For reasons as simple as the fact that you’re tired of losing your keys, mudrooms are perfect. You hang your keys near the door in the same place every day and you’re a lot less likely to lose them.
Some people will build an addition to their home specifically for the mudroom. Then, with custom mudroom cabinetry, the room is transformed to a highly functional room that adds a touch of elegance to the entire house. One nice development in the area of mudrooms is that they are now also serving a dual-purpose, which is both as a mudroom and a laundry room. Some people not only install custom cabinets, but also sinks, washer & dryer and more! It’s essentially your “extra” room.
Mudrooms can also serve as a decent storage area for sports equipment. Most sports equipment tends to be dirty and a mudroom can be a terrific way to keep the dirt and mud from sports equipment out of the house. People can even change out of their dirty sports gear and clothing in the mudroom to help keep the rest of the house clean.
Many people include an area in the mudroom for a washer and dryer so that it is easier to transfer muddy and dirty clothes to the washer without having to track it in the house. Typically it is quite easy to include some basic shelving and storage for laundry supplies to help keep the area organized. You can keep some extra clothes in there for convenience as well, keep anything in there that you may need to grab while outside so you don’t have to track back inside!
Because the mudroom is the area of the house where people go get rid of dirt and mud, many people also use it to groom their pets, such as their dogs. This is particularly helpful during the cold, winter months or when it is raining outside.
It is not uncommon for people to invest in the addition of a mudroom as part of a remodeling project. It serves as a perfect multipurpose room and with the addition of custom cabinets, shelves and storage in the mudroom by Edgewood Cabinetry, the whole house takes on a touch of elegance and style. This is why a mudroom can be a terrific investment that can provide a fantastic return on investment.
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