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The Best Way to Organize a Mudroom

Palantine_Brockway_27A well-thought-out mudroom can do so much more than store coats and backpacks. Here are some tips from Normandy Designer Leslie Lee on how to take your mudroom design from good to great.

“It’s important to consider all of your storage potential, including seasonal items, sporting equipment, and tech,” said Leslie. “Additionally, cubbies do not always have to be limited to the kids. If you have a family of five, you can add five cubbies. Adults can use it to store work bags and coats.”

So, how exactly can you maximize your mudroom storage? Consider the below:

Sort your shoes – Consider mudroom cubbies along stairs to the basementmultiple rows of storage for regular shoes on the bottom of your cubbies. Additionally, you can also make room to store taller boots underneath the bench.

Hook it up – Hang hooks everywhere for jackets and backpacks.

Hideaway hacks – Adding a lift-up feature to benches is a great way to conceal bulky items.

“This is especially useful if kids are into sports with heavy-duty equipment like hockey,” noted Leslie. “You can also hide cleats or duffle bags.”

Shelves for baskets surround a spot for hooks and bench for comfortably putting on your shoesTaking care of tech – All bets are off when it comes to how you utilize your mudroom. One practical idea is to set it up as a charging station.

“Outlets in each cubby allow you to charge laptops, iPad, and any other tech that might need a secondary charging location,” said Leslie.

Baskets and bowls – Carving out shelf space for baskets and bowls will keep everyday and seasonal items organized.

mudroom with lockers and baskets for storage

“You can build out shelving in each unit and use that space for baskets. You can also rotate baskets for each season. For example, you can store gloves in the winter and sunscreen in the summer,” said Leslie. “Additionally, you can place a bowl on another shelf and use it to hold everyday items like car keys.”

Are you inspired to include a mudroom in your next home renovation or contemplating more extensive changes to your home?  Then go ahead and set up a time with Leslie to talk about the possibilities. You can also learn more about additions, kitchens, or other remodeling projects at an upcoming workshop. Check out the photo gallery or follow Normandy Remodeling on Facebook and Instagram for even more home tips and inspiration.

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