MUST-HAVES FOR YOUR MUDROOM / by Keith Moehle

Fall is here, and soon enough we'll be pulling out the rain boots, extra hats, coats, and umbrellas for every time we walk out the door.

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Fall is my favorite season, but it can be a drag when you don’t have a place to put everything.

That is precisely why mud rooms have started to become more trendy in the last few years in Texas. Mudrooms create a dedicated space for all the belongings you need as you are running out the door or coming home from a long day.

Remodeling is supposed to enhance your way of living by increasing functionality and beauty in your home. Whether you choose to convert a room in your current home or add an addition to make a mudroom, it will make your life easier!

Here are a few things that we recommend you include in a mudroom. These tips will allow you to maximize the space in your mudroom, regardless of the size.

  • Plenty of Coat Hooks: This is essential! You need places to hang all of your jackets, keys, purses & your children’s backpacks so nothing will get misplaced!

  • Storage & Seating: You will be taking off your shoes when you walk in the house, so it’s a good idea to include built-in seating and storage for your family’s shoes.

  • Easily Cleaned Surfaces: This room is meant to get dirty... that’s why it’s called a mudroom! So make sure your selections offer easy clean ups.

  • Cubbies: If you have children this will be a lifesaver! You can add a cubby for each child, so everything they need is right where it should be. You can even make an extra cubby for yourself while you're at it!

  • Full-Length Mirror: This gives you a chance to make sure everything is pulled together before you and your family race out the door.

A mudroom will add value and make your life much easier since you have everything you need in one place before you start your day... and who wouldn't love that?!?

----KM BUILDERS is San Antonio’s premier design-build remodeler specializing in kitchens, bathrooms, room additions and whole-house remodeling. We boast the largest in-house staff in San Antonio offering architectural design, interior design, and cabinet design for all your home remodeling needs!