Once your luxury custom home has been built, you’ll probably want to keep it looking just the way it was. This can be a difficult task, especially if you have a family and pets tracking extra dirt and other debris in from outdoors. A mud room can keep the outdoors from entering the rest of your home by serving as an area to take off shoes, jackets, and any other clothing that could bring all of the unwanted mess into your home. Avoiding this mess not only saves you time and effort in your home’s upkeep, but also can save you money by decreasing how often your floors, especially carpets, need to be professionally cleaned to remove the tough dirt and mud stains. By including a washer and dryer into your mudroom design, you could further minimize trailing debris throughout the house by being able to wash any soiled clothing right in the mudroom. Also consider adding in a utility sink to wash off grimy hands, or for those items such as muddy boots that aren’t so easy to put through the wash.
Controlling the mess is one thing, but organizing and storing those items that introduce debris into your home is another. A mudroom can also function as a storage room for boots, jackets, hats, and other articles of clothing that function to protect you from the elements, but don’t necessarily save your house from dirt and mud. By keeping them in the mudroom, these items can help you confine the outdoor debris to one space. Good storage options are cabinets, closets, shelves, counters, hooks and cubbies that will hold cleaning supplies, clothing, shoes, umbrellas and other outdoor gear, and even a vacuum. The mudroom’s storage versatility helps decrease the messiness of your home and also makes it easier for you to access the items you need for cleaning and making trips outside.
A mudroom isn’t to be overlooked when designing your luxury custom home, because it eases the amount of time, effort, and money you may have to put into cleaning up the various messes that can be brought in from outside. But, it not only helps you avoid a messy home; it also helps you keep the outdoor gear and cleaning supplies organized and confined to a small space, for ease of access and convenience. Here at Empire Custom Builders, we know how much a mudroom can increase the overall cleanliness and organization of your custom home. Contact us for more information on how you can use a mudroom in your luxury custom home.