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Makeshift Mudroom

After I became a mom, the rooms that meant the most to me became the hard working ones. These are the rooms that allow the spaces we gather in with family and friends to look pretty. To me, the pantries, the laundry rooms, and the mudrooms are the unsung heroes of the home. They allow us to store all the not so pretty necessities of life, so we can actually see the pretty ones. If, like me, you don't have a designated mudroom, it's okay! Just get creative and borrow a little space from any nook or cranny that makes sense to you.

Someday, my dream home will have a mudroom that flows right into the kitchen. Until then, I welcome the challenge of creating one. Our house has lots of unused space to choose from, but I needed to locate our little mudroom where it made the most sense. When entering the house from our garage, you have to go down into the basement before coming back up the stairs to the main living space. Because we only use the garage entry during the winter, it didn…

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