Practical Mudroom Ideas – the Gateway to the Home

Practical Mudroom Ideas – the Gateway to the Home

A mudroom is often considered the gateway to the home as you want them to create a smooth transition from outside to inside. And, because of that, you want a mudroom to be functional as well. Here’s some practical mudroom ideas for easy cleaning and organization.

At The B & C Floor Store in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, we install tile and vinyl in mudrooms. Tile is the most durable but vinyl has quickly become a great choice for mudrooms due to its durability and ease of cleaning. Plus, since you will often be entering with wet or dirty shoes and if you happen to have pets – you will want to have a mudroom floor surface that’s easy to stand up to the mud and grass that’s sure to be trekked inside.

Practical Mudroom Ideas for a functional gateway to the home

If you’re looking to create a welcoming mudroom that’s also efficient for your home – you might want to consider a few of these practical mudroom ideas . . .
1. A coat rack is always a smart idea. It can be a freestanding coat tree or wall mounted.
2. Create a sitting area by incorporating a bench. This can even be used as additional storage underneath.
3. Add shelves on wall or built in to fill with baskets for each family member. This will help minimize clutter (think hats, gloves, scarves in the winter, sunscreen and sunglasses in the summer)
4. Custom built-in entryway cabinets can create the look of furniture that matches the home.
5. Add hooks to the walls for quick grabbing of jackets and backpacks.
6. Hang a memo board on the wall for quick reminders so nothing is forgotten as you leave.
7. Create shelves that become mail slots for each member of the family.
8. A long bar on the wall with S-hooks can hold book bags and umbrellas.

If you’re ready to see all the choices available to you for practical mudroom ideas, be sure to give us a call at The B & C Floor Store. We’re ready to help you create the ultimate gateway to your home. You can reach us at 603-436-9686 to set up an appointment or please stop by our showroom to see the latest mudroom ideas.

Small Projects Done in 1 Day

Small Projects Done in 1 Day

Transform A Space In No Time, Just 1 Day

Summertime has left us and fall is settling in. As the cooler weather arrives, we start to spend more time indoors and this is the perfect time to tackle small projects in your home, We are talking about small projects that can be done in 1 day! Oh yes… how about a new backsplash for your kitchen or bathroom, a new mudroom floor, spruce up entryway with new hardwood or tile or add a new stair runner to the stairs. Other great ideas would be refacing your fireplace or prettying up a powder room with new tile on the floor or accent wall. It is true, each of these projects can be done in a day and we are excited to show you some ideas we have in mind for you.

Lets start with backsplashes –
When we think of a backsplash we automitically think of a kitchen, but why not a bathroom? Here we have a bathroom backsplash installed with classic white subway tiles that are versatile and easy to find. But it is not your average installation with straight grout lines. Here the designer from Studio Z Design suggested this layout to her her clients so that the tile corners formed right angles. It is like a traditional herringbone pattern set on a diagonal.

bath-backsplash                             Bathroom photo from: Studio Z Design

Next let’s talk about mudroom floors. We suggest using a tile or natural stone for your mudroom. These products stand up to standing water and are the most durable. If you want hardwood be sure to put a mat or boot tray at the entrance to keep the wear and tear at a minimum.

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Refacing a fireplace can make such a statement in a room. There are a lot of options to choose from but here is a stunning tile that might spark your interest!
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We hope you enjoyed this months blog! Our topic for next month, November, will be dining rooms.  We thought it was appropriate for Thanksgiving time. We hope you join us!