A Sun Baked Mud Room

Wrapping up at a client remodel, we first started with a master bathroom change up, removing a seldom used tub to replace it with an oversized shower.  With the shower shifted over to the right, there was space to move the washer and dryer from a cramped pass through style laundry room into a stacked closet.  So, what happened to the former laundry room?

laundry room before

Well, it’s now a storage filled mud room, complete with a bench, small sink, and oodles of storage.

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Coming in from the garage, the space can now handle the shoes, jackets, backpacks, purses, and everything else life comes along with.

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To maximize the function of the space, we divided the width into three sections.  On the left, a stainless steel sink and counter with a cabinet large enough to stow away cleaning supplies below.  Above, two sets of cabinets store infrequently used kitchen appliances and other household items.

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In the center, a floating bench with baskets below and an over sized peg board above.  Rather than hooks in one row, the pegs are movable and removable, allowing any configuration necessary.

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Over on the right, a tall cabinet to house vacuums, mops, brooms, and more.  You know you’re an adult when you’re excited about a cabinet to store such items.

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To add some joy and personality into such a utilitarian space, the owner selected a happy muddy red tone, called Sun Baked Earth.  In a small room with no natural lighting, the camera makes it appear a touch more orange than it does in person.

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The custom sink is big enough to be able to get a bucket inside, but now boasts a bit of counter space.

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Extra pegs are close by, and double as a towel hook.

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Across from the shelving, the owner has two racks to store shoes, keeping everything off the floor.  sun-baked-earth-mud-room-shoe-racks-and-shelf

Above, we built a ledge to display art but also store keys, wallets, a garage door opener and other items that are easily misplaced.  We’re thrilled to report that the family loves their new spaces, and not stumbling over laundry.

5 thoughts on “A Sun Baked Mud Room

  1. I love this. It looks so functional. I love how the cabinet color is sort of unexpected and unique. I’m a little tired of seeing cookie cutter spaces online, so this is like a breath of fresh air with some personality. (Don’t get me wrong as I think people can do whatever they want in their houses Ha,ha I just like seeing choices that are a little out of the ordinary so I loved this, including that cool unit for shoe storage.)

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