Mudroom makeover: Before and after photos

June 26th, 2010

Before: This is the closet in our small laundry room, which is attached to our garage. It is a very small room – too small for four doors.

The inside was a hodge podge of stuff. Not much organization, just a shelf and a rod.

The other side of the room has the washer and dryer in it. And also becomes a dumping ground for things we want to remember to grab on our way out – such as that pot I needed to take back.

After: Our carpenter turned the ordinary closet into a mudroom, complete with four lockers (one for each of us), plenty of hooks, cubbies to place sunglasses, wallets, etc., cubbies for baskets and a bench to sit down at to put on shoes, which are stored beneath. It is great to have a place to put the many bags, jackets and random stuff we bring home everyday. And now when Steve has something I don’t know where to put, I just throw it in his basket. I think it’s helping me to remember everything to take with me too. I just throw everything into one of the bags that’s always there.

The laundry side looks cleaner now too that I don’t put any junk over there. And I love the new paint color. A little lighter and brighter in there.

The key hooks finish the room and I added a great picture of the girls that Steve took. I just converted it to black and white and printed it off at home too – and grabbed a frame I had at work for it. So that detail was free! I think this may be my favorite room in the house now. And it’s the smallest!

6 Responses to “Mudroom makeover: Before and after photos”

  1. Sara on June 27, 2010 2:02 pm

    Looks awesome!!! Can’t wait to see in person. Love it!!

  2. Staci on June 28, 2010 3:51 pm

    This is amazing!! I love nothing MORE than organization. If I were you, I would be walking by this area hourly just to absorb the beauty of it.

  3. Dawn on June 28, 2010 5:17 pm

    That’s an awesome mudroom. What a great idea to convert that space into a usable, multifunctional room. I love it!

  4. Grace Housholder on June 28, 2010 5:57 pm

    That was a great idea!

  5. Meredith on September 18, 2010 5:43 am

    i just found this mudroom makeover while doing a google search on converting closets into mudrooms because i think i have the EXACT same space that you have and want to do the same thing! i have a carpenter coming over tomorrow to give me an estimate… can you give me an idea of how much your carpenter charged you so that i know if i’m getting ripped off or not?? thanks so much!

  6. Ange on June 28, 2011 1:14 pm

    Hi, Just found your beautiful mudroom closet and wanted to say thanks for the inspiration! Hope you are still loving it and enjoying the space!!!! :)

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