Laundry Rooms, Pantries, and Mudrooms That Make Life Easier



Mudrooms

These helpful buffer zones allow an orderly exit-and reentry-with a place for everything.

Must-Haves

• Open hooks for airing out damp outerwear

• Shelves with bins for corralling accessories

• A seat for pulling footwear on and off

• Resilient surfaces that dirt can't hurt

Shown: This one-wall mudroom can handle a season's worth of athletic gear and outerwear with floor-to-ceiling cubbies

Take a closer look at this room's open storage, neat catchalls and bins, and easy-care surfaces

See other inspirational mudrooms, like a Locker-Lined Stair Wall, and a room with easy Open-and-Shut Storage

Pantries

These kitchen offshoots keep supplies centralized and out of the cooking zone.

Must-Haves

• Open shelves for quick access and slide-outs for heavy items

• Fuss-free surfaces in case of spills

• Good lighting for easy hunting

Shown: A fully loaded grid of open shelves and cabinets can disappear behind a functional piece of salvage.

Take a closer look at this room's Strategic Sliding Door, Low-Profile Lighting, and Backup Power

Potting Rooms - First-class finishes and a fun hit of color make for a pleasant gardening place.


Must-Haves

• A deep sink with a raised faucet to fit pots and watering cans

• Tall shelves and roomy cabinets for tools and containers

• An easy-care work surface and floor

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Laundry Rooms - These well-organized, well-lit rooms help take the dread out of wash day.

Must-Haves

• Countertop space for folding

• Cabinets for containing detergent and other supplies

• Sink for hand-washables

• Rods or racks for air-drying

SEE ALL THE LAUNDRY ROOMS SHOWN ABOVE