Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Making It Your Own: The Mudroom

When we bought our home five years we were drawn to it because of its location, neighborhood, school district, and price. We were also just thrilled to move back to my hometown! And, since we were moving from another state, we were very anxious to get settled into a home. Sometimes I wonder if we were too anxious! After we moved in we quickly began to realize that we would need to do some tweaking to make it our own. Today I'm going to show you the mudroom we added to our home-- which has become one of my favorite spaces in our house!

In the original layout of our home, from the garage you basically walked straight into our dining room/living room area. There wasn't a convenient place to put items like coats, backpacks, and muddy shoes. Not to mention the garage was so small that it barely fit two cars, with nothing else in it. The house really needed some sort of mudroom, but it just wasn't there. We lived with it for a couple of years, and then when we added a third car garage (that will be another post), we decided to make a mudroom happen.  Now we have a 2.5 oversized garage and a much-needed mudroom. I couldn't be happier with how it turned out! Here's a look at the transformation:

Making progress. We lost a little garage space, but it's completely worth it!

Drywall is up and flooring installed!

The finished product with built-in cabinets. We were extremely blessed that a retired friend of my Dad's, who is an amazing cabinet maker, took a picture I found online and made it a reality for an unbeatable price.

He also made a great broom closet in the mudroom. His attention to detail was fantastic!

We've gotten so much use out of this room-- whether it be entertaining...  

...or, simply having a place to put winter weather gear when the little ones come in for hot chocolate. 

I really couldn't imagine our home without this practical, cozy space!

 I guess that's the joy of making a home your own!

I'm linking up with A Bowl Full of Lemons' One Project At A Time and Fall into Fall. Thanks for stopping by!

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