Mudroom Storage and Laundry Room Designed by an Award-Winning Professional Organizer
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Mud Rooms, back entry areas and laundry areas are usually in the busiest areas of the home. Whether it is in the morning getting the kids out of the house or in the evening when both adults and kids are getting ready for activities away from the home. Or on laundry day when clothes seem to be everywhere. It is a high traffic area. But when you create a space for all the needs of everyone in the house it makes the busy times go much smoother. Calgary Custom Closets can help you create Mud room and Laundry room solutions that work all times of the year. Our closet designers are always ready to help you.
We come in for a free consultation and work with your design ideas and customize your Laundry or Mudroom the way you want. We always ask your input and work best for you. We also ask for your feedback and take measurements to customize.
How much does it cost to design a laundry room?
- Our pricing starts at $1500 and up.
- We offer a free quote/consultation, with no hidden fees.
Most homeowners who are serious about adding a laundry room or Mudroom will remain within a medium-level budget: high enough to properly outfit the room with ample storage and features, low enough to keep construction costs within reason.
If you have a higher-end home, you might want to push your budget over $5,000 or more, usually more. No expense is spared to make sure that your laundry room or mudroom is outfitted with everything you need, and that most materials used are of the highest quality.
Laundry and Mudroom Storage that Fits Your Space and Budget
- Laundry room should be designed with four zones in mind: sorting, washing/drying, ironing, and folding/hanging.
- Maximize your laundry storage with a combination of closed and open storage.
- With racks for shoes, hooks for jackets with storage and organization we will customize your mudroom the way you want.
- If you are desiring a stylish and efficient mudroom like this, be sure to browse through these mudrooms and transitional entries and styles.
Laundry Room Frequently Asked Questions
Organization and storage are the key.
Doing laundry is unavoidable. While there are a few tricks to make the weekly chore less tedious (sorting your dirty clothes at the end of each day, for example), These laundry room ideas are full of practical storage solutions and organizing tips, which help you maximize your space, no matter how small. Decor is equally important, especially since you spend so much time in this room so pick a modern or classic style into your space without compromising its functionality. Here, you’ll find smart storage ways to tackle different room layouts like built-in cabinets that are large enough to hold laundry detergents, steam irons, and laundry hampers.
There are many possible solutions for your room, and they will depend on your unique circumstances. You may find yourself tackling the following questions, which we can help answer in our consultation:
- Should you have a folding station next to or on top of the dryer?
- Where will you keep the laundry baskets?
- Do you need space for a hanging rod?
- Do you need a spot for an ironing board or steamer?
- Does the room provide enough natural light, or do you need to add a window or light fixture?
- How will cabinets factor into the design?
- Will you need to move plumbing and electrical for the appliances or to add a sink?
Use your space as wisely as possible.
Before diving in, take some time to think about why you have decided to remodel your laundry room, and use that to influence your planning process. Are you looking to update the room’s aesthetic? Do you need to enhance the flow of the room to increase functionality? It is also important to think about the existing space you have as we design your new-and-improved laundry room, the most important things to account for are space for the appliances and a logical workflow. Think about how you normally do laundry as you plan the layout.
Yes, a well thought out laundry room that is remodeled with cabinets and shelving can add a significant value to your home.
Laundry rooms have always been designed to be useful or practical rather than attractive. and looks traditionally were not much of a consideration. But in the last few years, people have begun to see that there is so much potential in these rooms both for adding value and simply to make them more pleasant places to spend time. Like mudrooms, we recommend heated floors and custom storage.
Typically, yes! In traditional homes they have been on an outside wall.
Modern washing machines have a bit more flexibility in drainage installation methods, so they do not always require positioning along an outside wall. Gas dryers can be located far from an outside wall, but you will need to run a longer vent system which can have problems of its own.
Exhaust fans are not required in laundry rooms.
There are no provisions to require the venting of laundry drying appliances to the outdoors. However, the discharge of contaminated and moisture-laden air into a building environment can create poor indoor air quality, a fire hazard and excessive humidity.
For best laundry room ventilation to remove excess humidity, a powered ceiling or wall exhaust fan is required. The CFM (cubic feet per minute) specification of the fan should accommodate the requirements of the specific room based on square footage. Consult the manufacturer’s instructions to determine the proper CFM.
A utility sink is a great addition, allowing you to wash out dirty items before putting them in the washer.
Placement of the utility sink within your laundry room is based both on where you want it and where it will best fit. In terms of logistics, laundry room utility sinks should be placed close to work areas. The best fit for the sink is usually close to the washer since this is a source of hot and cold water and a drain point.
Alternate between exposed and closed cabinetry, and a light-filled laundry room.
An open shelf above the counter to help keep space feeling open and visually interesting. A sink separating the two machines for a more unique layout. A trio of retro hampers in your laundry room are not just charming but the wheels also make them easy to move around the house. A rod between two upper cabinets for damp garments and lastly wallpaper is perfect for any room, finding a colorful wallpaper will do the trick.
- Replace Cabinet Pulls
- Install a New Sink
- Redo the Cabinets
- Double Up Your Washer and Dryer
- Hang Curtains
- Bring in a Pattern with Wallpaper
- Tidy Up with Hooks
- Change Fixtures
- Laundry Room Valet Rods
The minimum size for one of these rooms should be 9 feet wide by 11 feet long.
Bigger is better. The door leading into the room should be at least 32 inches wide. Most are only 30 inches wide. At the end of the day, it all depends on how you will be using your space.
Mudroom Frequently Asked Questions
A mudroom is traditionally a home’s casual secondary entrance.
It is a dedicated space to remove muddy boots, coats, and wet clothing before entering the main house. It is intended to provide storage and ensure the main areas of the home stay clean and tidy.
Some say your traditional mudroom is disappearing and transforming into something that fits every house or even apartment.
It no longer must be a box-like room positioned between your garage and kitchen. In today’s home designs they can range from a stand-alone room or a combination laundry room.
At least 11 feet.
The other important measurement is the minimum length of the mudroom. This allows for storage and more storage: cabinets, lockers or closets, shelves, cubbies, a bench, and an umbrella stand. Often forgotten in the thoughts about storage is enough space to allow wet garments or boots to dry.
Typically, a mudroom bench is about 14 to 17 inches deep.
You can sit on it without feeling like you are going to fall. You can also find benches in various widths, but between 3 and 4 feet is the most common.
An entryway closet is a major perk, and with our designers, you can make the most of this sacred storage space.
In a small space such as an entryway, vertical storage is key. A doorless closet-turned-cubby uses a storage shelf to keep shoes out of the way. Hooks mounted on a stylish wallpaper treatment are perfect for hanging backpacks, purses, and jackets. Extra storage built-in above the closet holds totes full of seasonal items, such as scarves and hats.
The average dimensions are 50 to 150 square feet.
Some people are perfectly comfortable in a home office space as small as 30 square feet while others would prefer upwards of 200 square feet for storage and workspace. The best size for a home office really depends on who is using it and what they are using it for. You may be surprised how little space you really need to have an awesome home office set up.
The mudroom in your home is probably one of its best special features. One of the most important spaces in your home, a well-thought-out mudroom will keep your home free of mud, snow, water, and general outdoor germs, your family organized and efficient. Your mudroom is a place to neatly store shoes, coats, and other items, keeping them out of your living room or other locations around your home.
It may include:
- Cubbies and shelving
- Shoe storage ideas
- Floor mats and rugs
- Seating area
- Washer, dryer, and laundry baskets
- Clothing hangers and shoes racks for closets
- Drawers or lockers that are dedicated for each person.
Yes, it adds substantial value to your home.
What is the first thing you want prospective home buyers to see when they walk through the door? A custom designed mudroom is an effective way to make a good first impression. While curb appeal is important for making your home sell, it is also important to consider the impact of your home’s entryway. Having an organized storage space in your entryway can help prospective home buyers visualize what it would be like to live in your house. While this may seem like a small thing, it is a great selling tactic used by realtors.
Add shelves for shoes, hooks for coats/backpacks, and baskets to hold gloves, scarves, and hats. Instead of setting up a bench and hanging hooks on the wall, buy a unit that contains everything in one.
Usually near a kitchen or back door.
The best place for a mudroom is near whichever door you usually enter. A mudroom off a kitchen or back door often becomes the family entrance. For gardeners and kids, it is likely to be a space that truly gets muddy. Whether you are changing out of muddy shoes, bringing in a basket of cuttings from the garden, or dropping lunch boxes and backpacks here, an organized family spot in a heavily trafficked area that you will pass through regularly throughout a day makes the most sense.
Yes, if it is coming from the garage.
The door from the garage into the mudroom must be a fire rated door so it many times is steel. As for a handle, sometimes a lever can be easier to use when you have groceries and other things you are trying to carry.
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