Do you have a mudroom in your home? Mudrooms can be found at the back of your house or outside the garage. They are ideal for storing dirty boots, bags and outerwear. They are designed to keep your living space free from mud, moisture and other mess.

These three tips will help you organize your mudroom/entryway.

  1. It’s All About the Storage

Take stock of all storage options when organizing your mudroom. Are you able to store more than your daily necessities?

Entryways and mudrooms often double as hiding places for household items. It’s better to have more storage than you actually need. Custom-made cabinets can help you maximize your space. Custom cabinets, like their name implies, can be customized to meet your specific needs. With the right builder and designer (like The French Refinery), you can make them look amazing.

For maximum efficiency, we recommend combining open and closed storage options. Hooks are the best way to store certain items such as coats and backpacks. To keep your shoes, gloves, and sports equipment out of reach, you can store them in cabinets.

  1. Make Sure to Add Seating

A well-designed entryway requires seating. Mudroom benches are the best option if you don’t like the awkwardness of balancing shoes on your feet. You and your little ones will have plenty of space to untie shoes and stretch out on benches. You don’t have to wait for anyone, because benches can hold more than one person at once.

You can even go further and get benches with storage. You can use the bench storage as a place to store your shoes and boots. You can no longer leave your shoes out in public!

  1. You Can Add Plenty of Hooks and Bins

The best mudrooms go beyond glorified closet spaces. Or else, your organization efforts will be ruined by unorganized accessories. For backpacks, coats and bags, sturdy hooks are ideal. Think about the benefits if you or your little one are caught in a downpour. To avoid water leaking through your living area, you can hang wet coats on hooks.

Baskets and bins can be used to store keys, gloves, papers, and even essential skincare products like sunscreen. It is important to keep everything in one place so that it doesn’t get scattered around.

Are you looking for storage solutions to organize your mudroom or entryway? The French Refinery is here to help. The French Refinery uses high quality materials and excellent craftsmanship to create your dream cabinets. Contact us for more information!

This article was written by Jordan Legault, Jordan is the owner of The French Refinery. Founded in 2015, The French Refinery quickly built a name and reputation for high-end cabinetry with quality craftsmanship and attention to fine detail. We strive every day to provide the utmost in customer service because our customers deserve the best we can provide. We have built a hand-picked team of talented craftsmen with over 100 years of combined experience. Building custom closets in Tampa is our craft, we love what we do, and we make it show through in the work we provide on a daily basis.