Why Everyone Needs a Mudroom

A mudroom may have different uses and perks for different families. Some families use a mudroom simply to store or clean shoes thoroughly before entering the home. On the other hand, some use mudrooms to store shoes, coats, backpacks or hats and mittens. Consider the following uses for a mudroom and the ways that this room can make your life simpler.⠀ ⠀ The first use for a mudroom is to keep mud and debris out of your home or living spaces. In the winter or spring, keeping mud or slush out of your carpet can be a challenge. When you have a mudroom you can easily prevent shoes from carrying mud into your carpeted areas. In addition, your indoor floor coverings will last much longer when they are not exposed to dirt, rocks caught in the tread of your shoes, or scuff marks left by dress shoes.⠀ ⠀ A well designed mudroom can help you to organize all of these items. Store keys, bags, coats, shoes, scarves and gloves in this space and everyone will be out the door in record time. ⠀ ⠀ You can easily create a mudroom that will be functional and beautiful. The first thing to consider when designing this room is cleanliness. Forget the carpet and install an easy to clean surface such as tile or linoleum. Cover your walls with washable paint or washable wall board. Once you have a room that is easy to clean you can decorate it with a variety of baskets, wooden storage spaces, and antique benches.⠀ ⠀ Fun Fact: Did you know that if you wear shoes for more than a month, 93 percent will have fecal bacteria on the bottom of them? Ewwww….⠀ ⠀