As a full service design-build home remodeler we don’t work on mudroom and laundry room remodels as a stand-alone service, but that doesn’t stop us from getting excited to see the difference an amazing laundry or mudroom (or both) can make in a home! Most of our clients engage us to do a larger scale remodel such as a kitchen that incorporates a laundry/mudroom remodel at the same time. What’s nice about this approach is we can design the spaces to flow from one to the next so there is continuity as well as allowing us to create a design-thoughtful footprint that adds (or reduces) square footage from an adjoining kitchen or other room as needed.
We have so many favorites from over the years, it’s hard to pick just a few, but here’s our Top 5!
The “Moody” Mudroom
This name is misleading because there is nothing moody about this laundry and mudroom! The term refers to the colors used in the cabinetry of this gorgeous space. Where once white cabinetry was the main choice, dark colors are now taking over in mudrooms. There’s a way to do it right, however. Moody doesn’t mean “dark”. Paired with the right finishes and flooring, this mudroom feels light, bright and airy. “Moody” mudrooms are one of the hot interior design trends our team picked for 2021. Read more about this and the other design trends we think we’ll be seeing more of in coming years here.
The Multi-purpose Laundry, Mudroom & Pantry!
This space went from “Mwehh” to “WOW” with a lot of design creativity on the part of the Synergy Interior Design Team! It was previously an under-utilized porch space that was open to the elements. We closed it in and turned it into a multipurpose space that serves as a pool equipment/storage area with tons of space for an extra refrigerator, pantry area and even a place for the family dogs to sleep that is separate from the kitchen and main level of the home! You can see the rest of this home’s transformation here.
The Under-Utilized Large Laundry
This lakefronted home had a lot of square footage to work with, but the layout wasn’t working for this sporty family of five and they were ready for big changes. The pièce de résistance was a sliding barn door that can be used to close off the space when needed. Like all the remodels shown here, this was part of a larger home remodel for this client. By adding this space as a “must have” on their remodeling wish-list, we were able to design it so that it now feels like it actually belongs to the rest of the home. You can see more photos of this main level contemporary remodel here.
The Contemporary – but Family-Friendly – Mudroom and Pantry!
This client wanted a separation of space between the garage and the main level of the house. As a shoe-free home, it was important there was lots of shoe and boot storage but, with a young family to think of, it was also important it had functional storage for sports gear, coats and backpacks. We were able to create a large mudroom off the garage as well as a walk-in pantry that was not seen from the main kitchen.
In the main kitchen, we also created a one-of-a-kind pantry, complete with sliding glass doors and a separate sink. Divine!
The Long, Narrow Laundry & Mudroom
The design challenge in this combined laundry and mudroom was the shape of the space. With an exterior door at one end that was the main entrance used by the family to the home, we needed to retain a main thoroughfare but make better use of the space. We accomplished this by locating the washer/dryer at one end with a utility sink, removing a boxy closet with a door that took up a lot of square footage and dividing the space into two with a partition wall. This provided a separation of space between the laundry and mudroom, where we added lots of hanging and cubby space providing better utility for the family.