It’s important to keep the entryway of your home clean and clutter-free, both for the safety of people entering the house and to give a good first impression to guests. However, entryways can often get very dirty, especially in winter and spring, when Atlanta is more prone to rain and pollen. If you are interested in keeping your home clean and your entryway inviting, then you should consider adding a mudroom to your home.
A mudroom is a space that acts as a barrier between the outdoors and the indoors. It’s easy to track in mud, dirt, and leaves, and a mudroom will help keep that mess from spreading to the rest of the home. The following are a few renovations that you can make to your entryway to turn it into a mudroom that will still leave a positive first impression on guests.
- Seating – Place comfortable seating in your mudroom, preferably something that has storage space beneath it so that it can serve more than one function. This will allow you and your guests to sit down and remove or put on shoes.
- Shoe Tray – Have a shoe tray near the doorway to keep any water and mud on your shoes from spreading throughout the mudroom.
- Umbrella Stand – This allows you easy access to an umbrella and gives you the chance to put it away without having to leave it open to dry out.
- Hooks – You can never have too many hooks in a mudroom. This makes it easy to hang up coats, backpacks and accessories immediately without having to rummage through the nearest closet.
If you want to renovate your entryway to serve as a mudroom, be sure to take a look at our portfolio. We at Renewal Design-Build would love to help improve your Atlanta home!