Our home addition project is now to the point of finishing little details.
Two weeks ago, Ed grouted the tile and put in the baseboards in the mud room. He also installed a board with some hooks.
I poured over the ideas and photos that you all sent when I asked for mud room ideas. Since this room is small, I wanted to keep it as uncluttered and organized as possible, yet utilize the space efficiently.
I prefer wooden shelving for the "country" look but we decided to use wire shelves. It was super fast to install, easy to clean, and keeps the space more "open" than heavier shelving.
The goal is to keep the shoes, and "stuff" off the floor to keep the area easy to sweep. I know this will take some training as the usual habit was to dump and drop. So far (three days) placing shoes on the shelf is fun!
One of my favorite things about the mud room is the motion light. Since I'm constantly going through this room on my way to the basement, I never have to fumble for a light switch with my hands full of laundry. Or yell at the children to shut the light off.
The only thing left to do in this room is to add some low hooks under the window for the children's coats. But the weather will have to change before coat hooks are needed. Eventually, I'd also like a little bench but for now a wooden crate is doing duty.
One step nearer final inspection!