Cabinet & Shelving:Mudroom Storage Bench Ideas With White Series Mudroom Storage Bench Ideas

Mudrooms for storage options

Well it is that time of year where we wear our coats and mittens and boots! A lot of clutter for the cold winter days.

Do you have a spot in your home where you can add storage for all these daily and extra winter items? Many people are choosing to do a mudroom for the clutter. It also helps for the kids daily coats and school backpacks. In just a small space you can organize by adding a shelf and hooks or an entire built in bench.

For those of you who are DIY’ers there are cabinets and shelving in the home centers. Also online shopping for benches and coat racks. But for those who want a custom look it is best to go to a closet company or a kitchen cabinet showroom where they can build to your specifications.

What you need- usually a bench to sit on and a place for items in drawers or open underneath for shoes. Then you will need hooks to hang jackets and backpacks. Be sure it will support the load- these kids backpacks today weight at least 15 pounds! An upper cabinet or shelving area would be nice for extra storage, open areas can be filled with attractive baskets. For decorative details you can add corbels, millwork, fancy hooks and open areas for chalkboards or photos. The best areas for a mudroom is in an entry, a laundry room, a nook in the kitchen or a garage, anyplace that you can get about 4-6’ of space. I try and plan for about 18” a person, that way a backpack or coat won’t bump into the next one. A bench can be a painted or wood top or padded with a cushion. There are so many sites these days with photos to choose from for your special spot. Have fun and get organized- the kids will love it!

If you need help with a custom fit give me a call, I have a lot of vendors that can make your cubby into a creative custom nook and mudroom.