Mud Room Makeover – How to Create a Functional Space- Marlowe Meadows
Prior to meeting my husband I was a very disorganized person. I’ve gotten better since then, but prior to Brent I was a MESS! Things were misplaced frequently and I was always trying to find my shoes, my keys, my purse, and if it wasn’t already attached to me I probably would have misplaced my head.
When we started to plan out our mud room I specifically wanted a place that all the important things (anything that we NEEDED when leaving the house) were easily accessible but had a “home”.
Brent came across these super neat metal brackets on our farm and started to dream up this fabulous coat rack he was going to make with them. We added little hooks on the bottom of the shelf to hold our keys. I feel like this shelf is definitely a focal point when you come in the door, but it also is super functional!
My dog loves the rug in this space! I don’t blame him either. Its a lower pile rug, but its super soft. And a total bonus is the fact that the pattern/color really helps to hide messes!
Dirt tends to be tracked throughout the house living on a farm, but this rug helps to minimize the mess.
The built in cubbies above our bench are literally my favorite things in this space. They keep our hats, gloves, scarves, etc, all tucked away nicely.
We purchased the fabric storage containers from Amazon.com. Here‘s the link if you’d like to check them out.
Our shoe trays were an afterthought, but a great afterthought. They save the floors from the snow in the winter and make it easier for me to clean.