Mudroom On My Mind
October 24, 2011
I think it’s safe to say that most of us busy ladies dream of a perfect mudroom. Especially if you’ve got kids. Oh me oh my, just staring at all the colorful coordinated organization of all this real life stuff makes my heart go Pitter Patter with a capital P.
I’ve never shown you our floor plan before, here it is. I dug this up out of some old documents from 6 years ago. You can see where our rooms all sit in relation to each other. We have a 2 ½ garage, meaning there are two spots for our cars, and a space to the right for extra stuff. My latest idea is to take over part of our garage to construct a mudroom.
Are ya ready to see what the garage looks like now? Trust me, it’s completely uninspiring.
See what I mean? Yes, that’s the corner of my garage. That’s where I store my tools and paint supplies, etc. No comment on the mister’s boxing heavy bag, ahem.
And as you can see, I am not using this space to its maximum potential. No it isn’t pretty, but I haven’t been one to complain in years past. We have a decent workbench and a little wine storage cabinet, what more do you need in life?
But I do, oh I do.
I have a mudroom on my mind, one that will go here:
Now that the kids are growing up and playing a lot of sports, I have no place to store all the gear so I really do want to transform this space into a functioning mudroom. It’s been on my mind for many months now. In my head, I’m transforming this corner of my garage to work much better for the family.
I have visions dancing around in my head of a place to store bulk items and kid gear. Hardwood floors! Tongue & groove paneling! Built in benches and cubbies! Amen. Plus if I refashion the workbench, I’ll still have a place to putter around on projects and a place for the tool chest too.
I’ll need to frame up some walls and the cost of all of my ideas will add up fast, so I entered my mudroom idea in the Arrow Fastener Dream Room Contest – they’re offering someone a chance to win a $10,000 makeover, so I say count me IN. Cause I could build myself one heck of a mudroom with that kind of cash.
You could win it too, just like them on Facebook (click here) and submit your idea by telling a brief story and uploading an image or two.
So that’s my latest scheme, my friends.
My hope is to turn this ho hum view of my rear entry . . .
Into something that looks a little more like this…
Fingers crossed I can make it happen sometime next year!