Back to School Mud Room Tips

August is a great time to make sure your mud room is in order before the school year starts. If your mud room isn’t organized your kids will be leaving their shoes, jackets and backpacks all over the place once school begins. Having a well-organized mud room will save you time, keep your home clean and make life easier for both you and your kids.

Need a Mud Room?

Does your home currently have a mud room? If not, your first step should be to contact Crooked Oak to schedule a free in-home consultation. We’ll review your space and provide suggestions for the best set up for your new mud room. We’ll also provide suggestions for storage and style options. Once we get started, we’ll provide you with a custom design rendering of your project so you know what your new mud room will look like.

Organization

Does your mud room have ample space for everything your family will be leaving in it? If you initially designed your mud room when your kids were young, they may need more space for their items now. You may need new, larger cubbies for their school supplies and shoes.

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Hangers

Are there enough hangers for all of your coats, backpacks and umbrellas? Freestanding hangers can be useful when you don’t have many items. If you have 2-3 kids and want to keep things organized, a set up like the one pictured here may be more suitable for your home.

Washer and Dryer

MudroomdesignHaving your washer and dryer in your mud room can be a real life saver. When the kids come home wet or dirty, you can easily throw their clothes in the washer before they make your whole home dirty.

If you’re concerned about space, Crooked Oak can provide some options for space-saving designs. The rendering to the right is of a custom mud room we designed for a client. It includes shelving above the washer and dryer.

Seating

mud roomOne of the first thing kids do in the mud room is take off their shoes. That can be tricky if there’s no where to sit. Make sure your mud room incorporates some type of seating. An efficient option is a built-in bench. The bench can be used for extra storage if need be.

Posted August 10, 2016