Saturday, April 20, 2013

Our Mud Room Is So ... Muddy

Most homes in Texas don't have mud rooms, so if you do, count yourself very lucky!
But, of course, that fortune comes with a price: another room to keep clean and organized.

This is definitely a case where you should focus on being "glass half full". A mud room usually means a lot of extra storage for you and your family. And if you have kids, this space can be invaluable.

Mud rooms are a bit tricky because each one is SO different. Some mud rooms have sinks, some have built-ins, some are incredibly tiny, some are very spacious, some have bright windows, some are dark dungeons.

For those reasons, we first have to assess what can and cannot take place in your mud room. Maybe it will just be a place to leave your muddy shoes. Maybe you'll have enough space to hang coats and backpacks. Maybe there's even extra storage to hold holiday items and off-season clothes.

The next thing to assess is how you actually use your home:

  • do you enter through the mud room 90% of the time?
  • do you have to pass through the garage first?
  • do you tend to enter through the front door instead?

All of these questions will impact how the mud room is laid out in terms of storage and functionality.

If you would like help sweeping the dirt out of your mud room - and keeping it out, send your contact information to or call me at 214-509-8222.

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