A Tidy, Timeless Mudroom + Laundry Room

This mudroom and laundry room combo is packed with design and storage solutions that are equal parts pretty and practical.

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March 27, 2020

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A Cozy Spot to Land

Featuring a wood plank accent wall, floor-to-ceiling storage, cozy seating and more, this hardworking mudroom connects the home's entryway to the rest of the house.

Seamless Design

When adjacent rooms open up to one another, it's smart to create seamless transitions so the rooms flow nicely and appear larger. Both the laundry room and the mudroom in this home are outfitted in muted shades of gray and separated by a pocket door that can be left open or closed to keep the sounds of the washer and dryer at a minimum.

Maximize Natural Light

Keep your mudroom feeling light and bright by adding a glass-paned exterior door. This will allow natural light to filter in, making the small space appear larger.

Floor-to-Ceiling Storage

When budgeting for a mudroom design, consider investing in as much floor-to-ceiling integrated storage as possible. This will keep the space looking tailored and tidy since most of the clutter will be concealed behind doors and drawers.

Soft Seating

A pretty upholstered bench cushion offers a comfy spot to take off and put on shoes while simple hooks provide quick and easy storage for hats, coats and bags.

A Blank Slate

For a look that will stand the test of time, the laundry room was painted a tranquil shade of gray, creating a blank slate for a variety of accent colors and high-end finishes.

Colorful Organizers

The neutral wall, cabinet and trim shades act as an ideal base for bold-colored organizers like these bubblegum pink baskets. As styles change, the baskets can be swapped for a quick and easy update.

Diffused Lighting

A frosted diffuser on the laundry room's main light fixture softens the bulb, resulting in a bright, pure white glow that keeps the room looking sharp and clean.

Folding Station

One full side of the laundry room functions as a folding and scrubbing station while the upper cabinets conceal LED task lighting strips that keep the countertop brightly lit.

High-End Hardware

Give your own existing cabinetry a fresh new look by choosing high-end hardware. Here, a combination of polished nickel knobs and faux horn pulls add a dash of style to the neutral gray door fronts and drawers.

Industrial Rolling Bins

Make your entire laundry experience easier by investing in oversized industrial rolling bins. The heavy-duty vessels can hold two to three loads of laundry and are easily wheeled from room to room.

Expertly Organized

Keep laundry supplies contained and accessible by storing them in a lazy Susan with removable compartments.

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Magazine & Mail Storage

Since many laundry rooms and mudrooms are located near entryways, it's wise to incorporate mail storage into the design. Here, a pair of magazine bins hung on an exterior cabinet offer plenty of space to keep paper clutter contained.

Pocket Door

The laundry room opens up to a modest powder room. To maximize space, a pocket door was installed, eliminating inward and outward swings of the door which could take up more usable space.

Large-Format Tile

Large-scale natural stone tile, like the kind shown here, is both kid-and-pet-friendly and a breeze to maintain. Additionally, oversized tile (usually 24" to 36" in length) creates the illusion of more square footage.

Seamless Undermount Sink

For a sleek, modern look, a stainless steel undermount sink was installed in the laundry room. If industrial is more your style, consider a free-standing galvanized aluminum or a fiberglass option.

Side-by-Side Appliances

When choosing a washer and dryer combo for your laundry room, stacked options are an excellent fit for rooms with ample vertical space whereas side-by-side options are ideal for utilizing horizontal square footage.

Use Every Inch

As you put together a design plan for your laundry room, first take into consideration the permanent elements, and then maximize all available square footage by filling in any negative space with adjustable storage solutions.

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