2016 new home design trends
Top 5 mudroom designs
Large laundry rooms and mudrooms are very popular in new home designs, especially as a transition area between the garage and home space.
Here are our top 5 most popular mudroom designs for 2016 new homes, with tips on how to maximize the utility of your square footage.
These mudrooms are designed with everything just the way you need it, from layout to storage centers and fixtures to flooring. What does your family need to get out of your mudroom? Let us know what you do in there and we'll show you more ways to work it out.
2016 new home design #1: Mudroom with drop zone
Want to stay organized?
This mudroom, tucked between the garage and kitchen, has a place for everything, everywhere you turn:
- Full wall of custom, elegant built in storage shelving,
- Set of storage hooks (perfect for coats, purses, and even keys) backed by wooden beadboard,
- Sink cabinet designed for easy clean-up, preventing dirt and grime from being tracked into the home, and
- Storage cabinets above the washer and dryer
Low-maintenance custom tile flooring makes clean-up easy, too.
2016 new home design #2: Enlarged mudroom with storage
If your family includes children and pets, you'll appreciate this "home hub" design that melds space and storage in one convenient room.
The perimeter of the room is wrapped in cabinets and built-in countertops.
Tall cabinets are designed to house large cleaning tools and supplies.
A sink base cabinet with faucet and sprayer is added for filling pet dishes and pre-treating clothes.
Areas below the countertops are left open as a feeding space for pets.
Above the sink an open area is fitted with a rod for hanging hand-laundered delicate garments.
A large bulletin board is added to display children's artwork, calendars, soccer and dance schedules and appointments.
The countertop back splash areas is fitted with extra outlets at desk height - perfect for a phone and camera charging station.
Cork plank flooring is placed to create a
"green," 100% washable, kid-friendly design.
The remaining open areas are designed to house large baskets of outside plastic toys and seasonal gear such as scarves, mittens and hats.
2016 new home design #3: Space-saving mudroom
A fully efficient design saves space, no matter what you pack into it.
This mudroom, pictured from a version of the Woodlake, maximizes storage capacities and space utilization.
Everything you need is in one place:
- Extra storage cabinets, above and below
- Large sink with folding countertop
- Hanging rods and upper shelving
- Non-slip tile flooring
This version of the Woodlake floor plan provides access between the kitchen and backyard, directly through the laundry room.
2016 new home design #4: Mudroom with built-ins
Mudrooms can merit their very own space.
In this home, a version of the Brogan, a first floor mudroom was added in addition to the second floor laundry room.
- Tile flooring,
- Closet storage/pantry overflow space3
- Specialty storage
The second floor laundry room desisgn includes:
- Hardwood flooring,
- Full wall of storage shelving,
- Sink, and
- Hidden fold-out ironing board
2016 new home design #5: Mudroom with locker system
Additional most-requested design features include:
- Locker style storage systems with cabinets, hooks, and bench
- Indoor/outdoor carpeting (great for trapping dirt)
- Tucked-in closet storage (perfect for tall items to be kept out of sight)
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