Bryan and Jill love simplicity and organization so they saw this visual eyesore as a challenge and a great opportunity to counter with creative design, keeping in mind the flow of the household and the organization needs of each individual living in the home.
The Perfect Mudroom Solution
Some folks have the good fortune of already having a mudroom or laundry room as an entry point, usually located at the side of their house. The Fulop’s did not. Before installing an amazing mudroom with all organization systems in place, they had to back up one step and create the room first. The most efficient and budget-friendly way to do this was to build a wall to section off a portion of their large garage.
Once that was complete, they installed all the components required for their perfect mudroom. First focusing on storage for the kids, they put in a coat closet, lockers for the kids’ backpacks, spaces for sports equipment and musical instruments, shoe and boot storage, and shelves for school books and lunch bags. Next, they installed a spot for a large freezer, storage for oversized kitchen bowls and outdoor dining ware, and a lead-in to the laundry room and eventually the main house.
Simple crown molding, a built-in bench, cabinet doors to hide any clutter, and decorative touches make this room a pleasure to step into every time. Whenever they enter their home through the mudroom, they can breathe a sigh of relief as they see how neatly tucked away everything is.