search.noResults

search.searching

note.createNoteMessage

search.noResults

search.searching

orderForm.title

orderForm.productCode
orderForm.description
orderForm.quantity
orderForm.itemPrice
orderForm.price
orderForm.totalPrice
orderForm.deliveryDetails.billingAddress
orderForm.deliveryDetails.deliveryAddress
orderForm.noItems
A mudroom is true to its title, an area designated for removing wet coats, soggy clothes and muddy shoes...


their coats and stow away their shoes. Think chalkboard paint, decorative wall letters, or even photographs to personalize a space for every child in the house. For customized statement pieces, frame artwork created by your little ones. Use multi- purpose cabinet space to install a collapsible drying rack. Hang a decorative curtain rod above the washer and dryer. A pretty fabric valence can hide the plumbing, and when you slide it off to the side, you can use the rod to hang delicate unmention- ables as needed. Do you have a four-legged friend who is a chronic mud magnet? Do you have a house full of outdoorsmen who always seem to bring the elements inside, or children who carry around more accessories than an A-list celebrity, only to dump them at the door as soon as they arrive home? If your family includes a canine comrade, keep him in mind when planning your perfect mudroom. Hang leashes by the door for easy ac- cess and consider a dog shower if you have a furry friend who has a habit of rolling in the mud. This feature can also come in handy if you have family members who enjoy messy outdoor projects. A shower space can also double as a pet food station or even a landing spot for the litter box, with the added bonus of a wash-down site when inevitable spills occur. It can even house a cozy sleep spot for the family creatures. Save a space for a convenient collection area for pocket junk. A quick internet search reveals endless options for gather- ing spare change and whatever else has been forgotten in the pockets of dirty clothes. Even if you choose a simple mason jar, having a designated space for these treasures cuts down on clutter and eliminates bickering over lost items and money. There is even an idea circulating its way around the internet, from mothers who collected everything that was left in their children’s pockets over the years and presented it to them on their wedding day. If you have that much organization and determination, your child will love receiving a sentimental gift of long forgotten trinkets along with a small fortune in forgot- ten dollar bills.


By any name, the mudroom, laundry room or utility room


is a hardworking space, but there is no need to sacrifice style in this area of the house. It’s typically the first thing you see when you arrive home, making it a perfect place to show off your style. When brainstorming springtime home improvement projects, your first instinct may be to focus on areas where your family and guests gather to socialize. But consider this: What the utility room lacks in excitement, it more than makes up for in functionality. You can wine and dine all of your friends in the kitchen while dirty shoes and piles of laundry stay out of sight and out of mind. So this season when spring fever hits, take advantage of that extra creative energy and design a mudroom you will love for years to come. While the mudroom may never be the superstar of rooms, It plays an essential supporting role in the production of a clean, organized, and functional home. H


The House & Home Magazine 27


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72  |  Page 73  |  Page 74  |  Page 75  |  Page 76  |  Page 77  |  Page 78  |  Page 79  |  Page 80  |  Page 81  |  Page 82  |  Page 83  |  Page 84  |  Page 85  |  Page 86  |  Page 87  |  Page 88  |  Page 89  |  Page 90  |  Page 91  |  Page 92  |  Page 93  |  Page 94  |  Page 95  |  Page 96  |  Page 97  |  Page 98  |  Page 99  |  Page 100