Designing the Perfect Mudroom For Your New Home

How often do you use the front entrance of your home? It isn’t a common occurrence for families these days. There is a fancy set up right as the front door opens, but it’s usually guest who use this entrance. When most people come in and out of their home, they are probably using the door leading to the garage. Most friends and family will do the same when visiting, especially if they are parking their car in the garage.  For this reason, designing the perfect mudroom for your home makes sense!

Designing a mudroom

Designing a mudroom to add functionality to your home plan can make life a lot easier for you. Think of it as your home’s vestibule. One of the issues with everyone coming in through the garage entrance is getting that part of the house dirty. When it is raining or snowing, it can lead to mud, water, and other debris making its way inside. With a mudroom being a natural buffer, the dirt and debris will be confined to that area.

Mudroom in our Cashton house plan
Cashton house plan mudroom. Click image for plan details.

How to set up a mudroom

Instead of having that narrow path to the garage door littered with bags, shoes, and other accessories, a dedicated room for these items would solve the problem. Consider adding built-in storage cubbies and bench seating to create function to the space. The mudroom is literally an area where everyone can take off their shoes and outdoor gear, ensuring the clutter stays in there, but in a organized way!

Designing the perfect mudroom Specs

When it comes to the square footage of your mudroom, does size really matter? Why yes it does! The ideal mudroom should be around five feet wide at minimum. That ensures it is big enough for a couple of people to enter the house together, get all their outdoor wear off and head inside. A length of six feet is a bare minimum to get by, however eight to ten feet would be ideal as it leads to enough storage spots for shoes, coats, winter jackets and other gear.

Having a half bathroom or powder near that area would be useful as well. If someone is in a hurry to use the restroom, they can quickly access powder room if a pit-stop in the mudroom can not happen immediately.

Last Updated on July 12, 2023

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