Mudrooms and laundry rooms are often the forgotten spaces in a home, but with a little bit of creativity and attention to detail, they can be transformed into practical and stylish spaces that are both functional and visually appealing. Here are a few tips for creating a practical mudroom/laundry room with a designer edge.

1. Maximise storage

Mud rooms and laundry rooms tend to be high-traffic areas, and they can quickly become cluttered with shoes, coats, bags, and other items. To keep things organised, it's important to have plenty of storage options. Consider installing shelves, cabinets, and hooks for hanging items, and consider using baskets and bins to keep smaller items contained.  Adding a ladder to your shelving will allow quick and easy access to all of your high level storage allowing for effortless daily access to all of your items. When you are rushing to leave the house, you won’t have any problems accessed your belongings. A great way to access these shelves is by adding a gliding interior ladder, these are both practical and stylistic. If you do need space for a full height, a pivot step ladder is a perfect alternative and can be folded away with ease. 


2. Choose durable materials

Mudrooms and laundry rooms tend to be areas where dirt and moisture are common, it's important to choose materials that are durable and easy to clean. We offer a great range of polyurethane wall panels which are durable, water resistant and hard wearing, making them an ideal choice for these rooms. The smooth linear designs make cleaning easy with the wipe of a cloth and the water-resistant quality of the material means no moisture related issues such as warping or damp.   

3. Add a pop of colour

While practicality is key in these spaces, that doesn't mean they have to be boring. Functional rooms can be beautiful too and adding a pop of colour will add personality and interest to your space. We recommend being brave and using a bold paint shade you would not normally go for!  

4. Incorporate functional elements

In addition to storage, it's important to consider other functional elements that can make life easier in the mudroom/laundry room. This can include a built-in bench for putting on and taking off shoes, a sink for rinsing off muddy boots, or a countertop for folding laundry.

5. Don't forget the details

The finishing touches can make a big difference in the overall look and feel of the mudroom/laundry room. If you want to freshen up your existing utility room or boot room but don’t want to completely renovate, we recommend adding new hardware to your cabinets and doors. This is an instant and easy way to breathe new life into your space as well as keeping it up to date and modern.   


By following these tips, you can create a practical and stylish mudroom/laundry room that is both functional and visually appealing. With a little bit of planning and attention to detail, you can transform these often-overlooked spaces into functional and designer-worthy areas of your home.

January 25, 2023 — LL Company Marketing

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