How I Added a Mudroom to our Laundry Room

How I Added a Mudroom to our Laundry Room

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Here are the cheap and doable DIY projects I used when I Added a Mudroom to our Laundry Room.

This house was built about 23 years ago, so a bit before Mudrooms became a standard in new construction. But, now we all know that Mudrooms make life so much easier. And we really needed one. Here’s all the DIY projects I used when I added a Mudroom to our Laundry Room.

But first, here’s a quick look at what this Mudroom looked like when we moved in. This area was in our Laundry Room and next to the garage door we always used. So, it was the ideal spot for a Mudroom.

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This half of the Laundry Room was extra storage we didn’t need. But instead of ripping these cabinets out, I converted them to a Mudroom. You can see the rest of our Modern Farmhouse Style Laundry Room here.
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How I Added a Mudroom to our Laundry Room – Bench and Shoe Storage

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That bench started out as a 3/4″ thick plywood built-in base cabinet. Some cabinets are too flimsy to be cut down into a bench. But if your cabinets are sturdy and thick, this is a great low cost DIY. I built the Shoe Storage Crates with my Kreg Jig. I love custom crates because you can make them the perfect size for your space. Here are some great shoe storage options, if you don’t want to build.
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That long open cabinet on the left used to be one of those tall cabinets that people like to store brooms in. I converted the bottom half to more shoe storage. The white shelf dividing the 2 different boxes lets me add a 3rd wood bin to that area. Having 3 matching boxes ties both areas together. The white wood box on the top looks nice against the wood stain. It was designed to be a shorter, open box and easy to use. I kinda have one of those husbands that thinks pulling a drawer out is too much effort. So, this was designed to be super easy for him. 😉
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Adding trim around the edge of this tall cabinet gave it a more finished, custom look. The DIY to convert that cabinet and the DIY to add pretty wood cabinet liners really gave this Mudroom a new look. You can barely tell they used to be cabinets now.

How I Added a Mudroom to our Laundry Room – Coat Storage

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I love the view of this little Mudroom from our kitchen now. It just seems so cozy and homey. The DIY Laundry Table I built to fit over the washer and dryer plays a huge part in giving the room some style. Plus, it’s just a great place to drop the purse and keys, fold laundry, and it hides those big machines. You can find the DIY for that wood slice wall hook here too. I love having a place to hang cute aprons in a kitchen. Cute aprons add so much charm and color.
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The woven baskets over the bench have been a great place to store gloves, scarves, and hats. The 4 hooks typically hold the coats we’re grabbing the most for that season and the kids book bags. I used a v-groove MDF panel to connect the bench to the upper cabinet, like a hall tree. I framed that in with 1×3 pine dimensional lumber.
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Adding a Closet Rod and Brackets to that open cabinet gives us lots of extra coat storage. That storage area above the coats typically stores my purse and my husbands laptop bag. I have to say, this Mudroom is well loved and used all day long. I’m so happy that I went for it with this project. Sometimes a big change is the best way to add function to a home. 🙂

How I Added a Mudroom to our Laundry Room – Better Homes and Garden Feature

Crazily enough, this little Mudroom was actually featured in an issue of Better Homes and Gardens. It was a really incredible experience. I’m still pinching myself. You can read all about the BHG photo shoot and how it happened here.

The Behind the Scenes details behind this DIY bloggers BHG I Did It feature in 2018. #AbbottsAtHome #BHG #BetterHomesandGardens #BHGIDidIt
You can see the behind the scenes details on the Better Homes and Gardens photo shoot here.

Looking for more home design ideas and inspiration? Check out the rooms that I’m still working on. They’re already looking pretty good, but not quite ready.

Here's a peek at the rooms I've never really shown you. And, the story behind why I haven't done their room reveals yet. A couple just need a few finishing touches. Like our master bedroom. But, they're all full of Traditional Home Room Makeover Ideas. #AbbottsAtHome #MasterBedroom #BedroomIdeas #FarmhouseStyle #TraditionalHome #MasterBedroomIdeas #VaultedCeiling

Or, see how I add pops of color to a home with Light Walls.

I love the look of light walls with colorful furniture! Here's some fun Pop of Color Decor and Interior Design Inspo for homes with Light or White Walls. #InteriorDesign #AbbottsAtHome #ColorfulHome


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8 thoughts on “How I Added a Mudroom to our Laundry Room”

  1. What a fabulous transformation! Your mud room looks fantastic. Pinning. Thank you for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Hope to see you again this week. Have a lovely week ahead!

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