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Prepare Your Home for Winter Wear with a Well-Designed Mudroom

By Bryan Slowick | Dec 15, 2015

When the temperature outside drops and snow begins to fall, your entryway clutter inevitably increases. Are you tired of searching for that missing mitten or tripping over a bulky bag of rock salt? The solution is a mudroom designed to meet your family’s needs.

Regardless of the size of your space, a little organization can make a huge impact on your home’s efficiency. A well-designed entryway keeps winter gear close-at-hand but neatly stored out of the way, ensuring your wintertime comings and goings are a breeze.

Create a welcoming mudroom with these smart storage solutions:

- Bins and baskets corral cold-weather apparel such as hats, gloves, and scarves.
- Wall hooks permit wet coats and bags to air-dry properly.
- Bench seating or a folding stool is helpful for putting on or taking off boots.
- Trays for drippy footwear help keep floors clean.
- Floor-to-ceiling cabinetry stylishly stores sports equipment and snow removal tools.
- An airtight container safely stores ice melts.

 

Please Meet Our In-house Design Consultant
We are pleased to introduce the newest member of the BDS Construction team, Erin Donlin.
Erin earned a BFA in Interior Design from Harrington College of Design in Chicago. She has over six years of design experience, and will be using her expertise to guide clients through the design process from beginning to end. We are excited to have Erin on board with us.

 

Erin’s Design Tip: Preparing Your Home for Old Man Winter
“Many people do not have a dedicated mudroom. It is important to keep the salts, slush and winter elements away from your living space. The BDS design team can assist you with space planning, cabinetry layout and finishes for any size area. Give us a call at 847-816-3250.”

Erin Donlin

Tags: Design Ideas, Home Remodeling Chicago North Shore, Remodel Planning

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