June 2018
Dear Friend,

June is finally here and what fun it is to hear the happy sounds of the warm summer months. Birds chirping, children playing outside, neighbors mowing their lawns. Some of that fun can translate into more work for you, however, as you notice dirt being tracked inside your home. See our suggestions below for how helpful a mudroom can be!

Cody Byrd, AMB, AR, CGR, CAPS, CGP
NC Accredited Master Builder and Remodeler

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Mudrooms Make Life Easier

Summer is that time of year when kids are constantly running in and out of the house. They play outside with their friends and then rush back inside to get a snack and something to drink. For that reason, it is always good to have a mudroom right inside your home’s entryway where your children can take off dirty shoes so they do not make tracks into the kitchen.

A mudroom is also a transitioning space for adults who have been outdoors. Homeowners may be active in the garden during the summer months or they may regularly take their dog for a walk. Whatever their activities, they will also want a place to store muddy shoes, raincoats and umbrellas, to keep these items out of their indoor living spaces.

As you are planning your mudroom, the first thing to consider is location. Does your family primarily enter and exit your home from the garage or from a door that leads to the backyard? Place your mudroom in the area that gets the most traffic during the day.
Decide if you would prefer your mudroom to have cabinets with doors so that jackets and backpacks may be hidden from sight—an alternative that results in a less cluttered appearance. Or perhaps you would rather have open cabinets with hooks that make it easier for kids to hang up items as they pass by. A combination of both might be just right for your family. Installing cubbies, as well as shelves with baskets, helps organize all sorts of items such as hats, dog leashes, baseballs and gloves.

Be sure to include a bench that offers a place to sit while removing shoes and boots. Consider installing a shower space for rinsing mud off your dog, as well as your kids’ shoes. Provide a drip tray where wet shoes and boots can dry out without soiling the floor.

Additional amenities you may want to include in your mudroom would be a docking drawer with outlets for charging your mobile devices when you come back inside the house. A mudroom is also a great place to install an undercounter refrigerator where you and your kids can grab drinks and snacks without needing to enter the kitchen. Design a comfortable doggie bed so your pet can take a nap after playing outdoors.  

The appearance of your mudroom does not need to be dull and boring—choose materials that are attractive and fun. Since water and dirt will continually invade your mudroom, it is also important to choose finishes that are durable, scratch-resistant, moisture resistant and non-slippery. Make your mudroom user-friendly and efficient by selecting products that are low-maintenance. Porcelain tile with a matte finish is a good choice for the flooring, as is luxury vinyl tile.

Designing a brightly illuminated space is also necessary so everyone can find what they need as they exit your home, and so that clean up is easy. Include windows for daylighting, and then install light fixtures according to a layered lighting scheme that provides ambient, accent and task lighting.

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Owner of Vision Design Build Remodel, Cody Byrd comes from a family with many generations working in the construction industry. He loves giving back to our great community and helping its residents enjoy better living. At Vision DBR, we take your home building project from start to finish—including all design and construction. Through years of experience and staying up to date with industry certifications—we make sure your home project will meet your needs for many years to come.
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