Adding a Mudroom to Your Garage
Mudrooms are typically the buffer zone between the inside and outside of your house, but not every home comes equipped with a designated room. Not having a buffer area not only means that dirt, water and snow will inevitably sneak its way into your front entry, but it can also turn it into a zone of scattered shoes, coats, gloves and bags. Get your clean and organized home back by easily converting an area of your garage into a mudroom with a few simple steps.
A spot to sit and put on or take off shoes is a mudroom essential. For the garage, consider one with added storage such as the Keter Eden Bench. It’s entirely weather-resistant and the box underneath the seat has a 265L (70 gallons) storage capacity. You can use it to store out of season accessories, sports equipment or anything else you don’t want to enter the home.
Next on the list is to tackle shoe storage. An easy way to organize shoes is to set up an open shelving unit. The Keter Mega Shelf has 5 tiers that you can use to assign each family member to house their shoes.
To keep gloves, hats and any other accessories organized, install cabinets in your mudroom. Keter Magix cabinets are a versatile option that allows you to adjust the height of the included shelves. Adding baskets labelled with each member of your family’s name to the cabinet is an excellent way of making sure no one loses a mitten!
Lastly, add in a few finishing touches such as wall hooks for hanging snow pants and scarves, an absorbent rug to keep things looking clean, and a cushion to make the bench a little cozier.