Saturday, March 20, 2010

A Simple Mudroom

We are all so used to seeing incredible before and after pictures, I think sometimes we lose sight of the fact that for most of us simple solutions are the norm. Most people can not afford to completely redo a room from top to bottom like we see in so many magazines. We can, however, make small changes which lead to big improvements in how our own family functions from day to day. Designer Elizabeth Tanny of etanny design recently completed just such a project - a simple mudroom makeover.

Her client’s house lacked an organized space for coats, back packs, gloves and hats, mail, etc. Elizabeth’s goal for this project was to meet the functional needs of the family while introducing a stylish entrance to the house for their family and friends.

To complete this project, the laundry room was moved downstairs to the basement, freeing up the 8’ x 8’ space for a mudroom. Since the door leading into the room was always open, it was removed. The family also wanted to continue to have their much used utility sink. Elizabeth’s stylish solution to this request was a stainless steel utility sink found at a restaurant supply store. For organization, a locker system in a warm espresso finish was installed. To finish the simple look, a brushed nickel mirror and pendant light fixture were added.

To see additional posts on this blog featuring Elizabeth’s work click here and here. To visit etanny design click here.

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Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love the sink she used here. The storage system is really nice, too.

Living It At Home said...

I really like this simple and affordable transformation. It is true that one feels that they must remodel a space to make a change.

I love how she used that utility sink. I think it gives a unique industrial feel to the space.


The Plum Life said...

Love it...and the mudroom is the first thing most of us see when we walk into our's so nice when it's inspiring. Thanks for sharing!

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Pine Tree Home said...

Funny how you really have to step back and determine how you use the space. I desperately want my laundry upstairs, but the use of space in this home totally works for them. I LOVE THE SINK.

Boxwood Terrace said...

Such a great idea to turn a laundry room into a mudroom. It looks great and I really like the sink too.

Beadboard UpCountry said...

A nice way to solve a problem in a small space!!!!WE all need a mud room!!!!!!!Maryanne:)

Sandy said...

your ideas transformed a simple space into a very useable spot for your family...

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

That looks awesome! I've always wanted a mudroom. = )

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Its So Very Cheri said...

I love mudrooms but you are so right most have to be creative and think outside the box.


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