Your mudroom is an essential part of your house, especially during harsh Ottawa winters. During the winter months, your mudroom becomes a sanctuary for boots and coats covered in salt, dirt, slush, and snow, keeping it all contained in one space instead of creating a mess throughout your home. When designing your dream custom home, it’s important to consider not only the living room, kitchen, and dining room, but also consider the mudroom and how it can serve your family when you need it most. Here are a few of our favourite ideas to assist you in designing the perfect custom mudroom for your home and your family.
Choose The Location Carefully
Your mudroom should be placed at the entrance of your home that gets the most traffic from your family. Does your family spend a lot of time in the backyard in the winter? It may be best to put your mudroom around the back. Does your family tend to come into the house through the garage? Then it makes the most sense to have your mudroom around the side of your home as the garage entrance. When planning the mudroom for your custom home, the first things you should consider are the needs of your family and how a mudroom can best serve your lifestyle.
There Can Never Be Enough Storage Space
Coats, boots, and other miscellaneous winter apparel tend to take up quite a lot of space in anyone’s house. When designing the custom mudroom for your home, one of the most important aspects is storage and space. Depending on the size of your family and their taste in fashion, you may adjust the space accordingly, but overall, it’s recommended that your custom mudroom has more than enough shelving, hooks, racks, and cabinets for everything you need to store throughout the winter. When your mudroom is spacious, it’s easier to keep organized, clean, and welcoming.
Choose The Right Flooring
While a custom mudroom should be well decorated and aesthetically pleasing like the rest of your home, when it comes to flooring functionality should be considered before fashion. For your custom mudroom flooring, avoid hardwood or any other easily damaged materials, instead, opt for porcelain, natural stone, laminated flooring or any other material that is strong and durable. When it comes to the mudroom, you want flooring that can withstand dirt, mud, salt, and snow.
Seating Is Key
Your mudroom is a place where many people (both family members and guests) frequent when coming and leaving your home. When designing your own custom mudroom, consider the essential features of putting on and taking off winter boots, coats, mittens, and even snow pants. Like a regular dressing room, the custom mudroom in your home should have seating for family and guests to get dressed comfortably. Your mudroom should have benches, stools, or any other kind of sturdy seating. Make sure all seating in your mudroom is unupholstered to avoid damaging fabrics and create more storage space by adding shelving under any benches.
Calendars And Schedules For The Whole Family
Your mudroom is a space where all of your family members and guests will come in and out during their stay, which is why it’s a great place to communicate. Hanging a large bulletin board and whiteboard calendar in your mudroom to leave notes, schedules, and appointments is a great way to keep the family informed and in the know. Leave your grocery list, your to-do list, and write encouraging notes to each other for when your family is leaving to work and school in the morning. Make your custom mudroom the communication capital of your home and feel good knowing that you’re not going to forget something important when it’s right in front of you each time you enter your house.
Remember To Include Your Pets
A great way to keep your home clean is to keep your pet clean! A new trend in custom mudrooms has been a pet cleaning station with a small shower and nozzle to wash off your pet’s feet and fur when they come in from playing outside. When you choose to include a pet cleaning station in your custom mudroom, you can say goodbye to muddy footprints and wet-dog smell throughout your home after your pet comes in from enjoying the snow outside.
If you have a vision for your custom mudroom,
Omega Homes can make them a reality!
Custom Home Building Process
At Omega, it’s important to us that our clients know what to expect when we start the process of building their custom home. We’re there for you every step of the way, from finding the perfect lot to picking out the final intricate details that will turn your custom build into your dream home. Once your home is complete, we will be available to you for any warranty concerns and all necessary aftercare.
Before we start any build, we take the time to sit down with clients and discuss exactly what they want. Involving our clients in the design process ensures that they get a home unique to their taste that they will love for years to come. We openly discuss budgets with every client and break down the costs associated with building a custom home so that our clients are never left in the dark.
We don’t just build you a house, we build you a home. We assemble the top architects, designers, and trades personnel to work in conjunction with our experienced and licensed staff in order to make your dream home a reality. As a Tarion Custom Home Design-Builder, we feel it is our responsibility to be adaptable to each client’s individual needs. There’s no job we can’t handle, and we will do whatever it takes to meet your requests with high-quality results. Our architects and designers are always looking for new and exciting challenges, so the only limit is your imagination.