You’ll see a standard room in new American house builds that has become a family favorite in modern times – The Mudroom. It’s become such a popular feature that when older homes remodel a mudroom is one of the must-haves that homeowners try to include in the plans. Mudrooms are often the lifesaver of the house – it’s the place where everyone drops coats, muddy boots and wet clothes. With a mudroom, you have a lot less worry about trying to keep your home clean.

Oftentimes, the mudroom is a hard-working informal extension of the space where the washer and dryer are located, so that wet clothes can immediately get cleaned. These rooms are typically built with cubbies for boots and hooks for coats – one set for each member of the family, and lots of bench space for sitting down to remove those boots and coats. 

Mudrooms also have deep sinks for washing off muddy shoes, soccer balls and gardening tools, as well as lots of storage space for items like kids’ sports gear, gardening gear and outdoor toys. The mudroom is also a great place to store out-of-season clothing items and extra linens. Once you have a mudroom, you’ll wonder how you ever got along without one.

Adding a mudroom to your home increases not only your home’s value to you as you use it daily, it increases the value of your home when you’re ready to sell.