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Storage  /  February 23, 2023

Ottawa Home Renovations: Build a Mudroom the Family Will Love

Build a mudroom

The mudroom is a necessary space for people with kids, pets and lots of stuff. If your home doesn’t already have this coveted room, it’s possible to add that space to your home’s layout with Handyman Connection’s help. We provide storage solutions in Ottawa for homeowners that want to reconfigure their current layout. A mudroom is a great place to help keep your family members organized. There are different styles of mudrooms, so you can create something that is customized to meet your family’s needs. Here are some ideas to get started:

Determine Your Mudroom Requirements

Begin by figuring out what your mudroom will need to do for your family. If you have a large family with a lot of kids, you may need a larger space with more storage options. For people with pets, they may need to customize their space for their furry friends. Additionally, sports and activities that your family participates in may also influence how your mudroom will be designed.

Define the Space

Next, work with your contractor to choose and define the space for your mudroom. If you don’t already have a mudroom in your home, your contractor will help you find a suitable space in your home that could house a mudroom. Some options may be a hallway, a front or back entrance, a garage, a porch or a laundry room. 

Add Built-In Storage Spaces

After the mudroom is lined with drywall and constructed, the next thing to consider is storage. Built-in storage options are a nice design element that can make the space functional. Your contractor can also build and install custom storage cabinets to help free up additional usable space in your mudroom. Custom cabinets can be made in a size that meets the storage needs of you and your family. Cubbies, lockers, shelves and other details can also be built into your mudroom’s walls.

Create a Seamless Transition

Another design element to think about for your mudroom is how it will transition into the rest of your home’s look. In some cases, it makes the most sense to create a subtle transition from the mudroom space to the other parts of your home. Contractors can use flooring that matches your existing home or go with a complementary style. Paint and wallpaper may also make a seamless transition.

Consider Seating Options

Your mudroom may be more of a hit with the kids and guests if you also include seating options in the final design. This will make school runs easier and faster in the morning when getting ready. Instead of furniture for seating in the mudroom, consider built-in looks like benches. You can also get double duty from your mudroom seating by incorporating seating in a shoe rack or cubby shelf.

Make It Versatile

There are additional touches that you and your contractor can add to a mudroom to make it even more perfect for your family. Installing a sink is a great choice for families with pets or young children that get muddy from the outside. Putting hooks on your walls can also give your family a way to neatly hang up jackets and coats. 

Creative Storage Solutions in Ottawa

The mudroom of your dreams is possible with a knowledgeable contractor like Handyman Connection. We specialize in home renovations in Ottawa that fit your lifestyle. A mudroom gives everyone in the family a set space for their items, such as book bags, boots, heavy coats and shoes. Imagine decluttering your front entrance and creating this ideal space for organization.

Learn more about what kind of mudroom would work for you by contacting Handyman Connection. We have a home remodelling process that puts the customer in charge while we guide the logistics and details.

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