Vote: Laundry Room and Mudroom From HGTV Dream Home 2019

Both functional and stylish, the user-friendly mudroom and spacious laundry room are two spaces that prove a clever design and smart storage solutions make all the difference.

By: Jeannie Matteucci

Photo By: Robert Peterson

Photo By: Robert Peterson

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Unexpected Elegance

A long and tall hallway that leads to the garage, the well-detailed mudroom includes different storage options, curated design details and walls painted a deep slate gray that give the space an elegant look.

Curated Look

A handcrafted circular wooden wall mirror placed on each side of the mudroom bench for a quick look before heading out the door, and a large professionally framed photographic print of a burly beast are two of the well-chosen design details in this space. "This mudroom is a lot more sophisticated than most mudrooms," says designer Brian Patrick Flynn.

Handy Organizer

The mudroom also includes two wall-mounted mail holders with chalkboards for schedule reminders and hooks for easy-access storage of keys. Made from planks of solid reclaimed wood, the mail holders have a weathered whitewash finish for a lovely antique look.

Vintage Appeal Rug

A long overdyed and distressed hand-knotted blue area rug brings rich color and softness to this user-friendly mudroom that connects the main living areas of the home with the garage.

Luxe Bench

The mudroom's long white leather bench with offers a comfortable spot to change shoes or check emails before heading out the door. The energy-efficient window seen above the bench with custom gray and white patterned roman shades overlooks the patio outside.

Pillows That Pop

A collection of throw pillows eludes a transitional style with leather and cotton patterns and luxe embroidered textures with a contemporary pattern that add color and comfort to the mudroom bench.

No-Fuss Plants

A pair of striking snake plants add texture and a touch nature to the mudroom. The contemporary style of the hardy snake plants fit the decor, and the plants also absorb toxins to help clean the air.

More Storage

Double doors open to a handy closet that increases the storage capacity of the mudroom. The reach-in closet offers the chance to store seasonal items or items not used on a daily basis.

Organized Closet

The efficient closet includes a rod for hanging coats and jackets, different sized baskets for keeping smaller items grouped together, and an upper shelf for storing extra pillows and other household essentials. A freestanding black coat rack with six hooks right outside the closet keeps hats, scarves and coats easily accessible before heading out the door.

Color Contrast

The inside of the closet was painted a rich rust color that adds warmth and offers contrast for the surrounding deep-slate-gray mudroom walls.

Chic Cabinet

A modern two-door cabinet with eclectic style crafted from recycled pine with an iron base adds another storage option to the mudroom, perfect for holding seasonal items or sports equipment. The top of the cabinet includes potted plants and a wire horse statuette that reflects the mountain location of this well-designed modern family home.

Resilient Flooring

This view shows the easy connection the mudroom shares with the home's adjacent laundry room, both spaces with resilient cork flooring that offers durability and comfort.

Advanced Washer and Dryer

The laundry room’s stacked metallic slate front load electric washer and front load electric dryer make sure clothes get cleaned the right way. The washer includes special features like a dispenser that releases the right amount of detergent at the right time, and the dryer has an extra interior fin that ensures even the largest loads are evenly dried.

Extra Protection

A water sensor that triggers an alarm whenever it comes into contact with water by the front load electric washer helps avoid the damage undetected leaks and floods can cause.

Special Details

A cowhide and painted black rebar bench sits below two hanging black storage boxes on the wall. Graphic art with a bleached Southwestern pattern with hints of blue decorates the wall above the bench and coordinates with the laundry room’s color scheme.

Handy Utility Sink

The laundry room also includes a utility sink for hand-washing delicate clothing items, antique black quartz counters, and high-gloss deep-slate-gray cabinets and drawers that offer storage for laundry essentials. The lacquered-looking cabinets add modern sophistication to this utilitarian space.