Mudroom Ideas

The Dream of a Mudroom is Coming True

I've dreamed of a mudroom for years.  I've never had a good place to hang coats, put boots to dry, or use for storing the broom and the vacuum.  Now it's finally happening!

Mudroom Ideas

The mudroom we've built is added on to the main house. It's got its own foundation, built in the same way as the house, on piers. 

The floor is also constructed in a similar way, and insulated with R36 insulation held in place with recycled siding from the mobile home - it's exactly 16" wide, with a flange on each side where it attaches, so it fits between the floor joists perfectly.

Two windows and a vaulted ceiling later, it's ready to fill with shelves, cupboards and all the other necessary things to make it a functional room. I envision it highlighted with rustic appeal, some wood, plants and a tile floor. 

The floor may have to wait, for now it will be painted, but for the walls and ceiling, I've got just the thing; some tongue and groove siding that I salvaged from the local lumber mill - they wanted to burn it!

I painted it with a diluted white paint to give it a whitewashed appearance and still show the grain through it. 

Some of the boards still have the rough saw marks, all the better.

It's easy to get into an argument about how a mudroom should look, and function.  This is a time for compromise, but not too much!

Other ideas that have occurred to me are to use twigs for hooks, and curtain rods over the huge windows.  A light of some kind too - maybe the old green swag lamp would work here.

I've collected a few ideas for my mudroom on this Pinterest board;


There is a lot done already on the mudroom, it's now floored and the walls and ceiling are finished. 

All that remains is a bit of trim around the edges.  The windows, purchased from the lumber yard after someone custom ordered them and then cancelled the order, were half price. The dimensions of the windows were the starting point for the design.

There are always deals to be done, and money to be saved.

For now, the mudroom does double duty as a cloakroom, a bedroom, and a TV room.  Keeping the options open makes it a flex space, rather than a dedicated room for one function.

See more about how to build a mudroom here.

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