Not every home has a mudroom, although they are a common feature in New England homes due to the seasonal ever-changing climate. The purpose of this room is to provide a place for people to kick off their shoes, hang up their coats, and basically shed all their outdoor gear. This strategy helps keep the rest of the house clean, since instead of tracking mud and dirt throughout the entire house, it all stays in the aptly named mudroom.
Many homes feature entryways and hallways but a real mudroom is a full room all on its own. People with active lifestyles have a lot of sports equipment and outdoor gear, such as skis, bicycles, basketballs, gardening equipment and more, not to mention the accessories that go along with these activities. When you need a special pair of shoes for each different activity, you may find yourself running out of storage space very quickly.
Having a mudroom as a dedicated space for all those shoes, coats, hats, mittens and outdoor gear is the perfect solution. In extreme cases, some mudrooms even feature a drain built into the floor for people who get really muddy and need to hose off! Depending on your lifestyle, there are many options for streamlining your mudroom. Perhaps you could add a laundry basket for wet or muddy clothes. Maybe you need a bin for dog toys. Kids who play on sports teams can acquire quite an impressive range of equipment, from baseballs and bats to hockey skates and more. Customize your mudroom to complement your lifestyle!
Having a buffer zone between your home’s interior and the outside world is one way to lower your stress levels for sure! It can also provide relief from allergies, as mudrooms decrease the amount of dust, pollen and mold that comes in from outside. Protect yourself and your family and make sure you are as comfortable as possible in your own home. Call us at CJM Builders today to discuss your options!