Today I’m sharing some final photos from our mudroom/laundry room renovation. We essentially created a mudroom from a second pantry right off the garage entrance…
Here’s where we started. To the left is the door to the garage. To the right was a large second pantry. Straight ahead is the laundry room where there was also a shower and toilet.
I knew we needed a decent size mudroom (because ya know, Montana winters) so we took the doorway off that second pantry and opened up the space to create a proper mudroom.
We also removed the shower/wall and added a vintage cast iron sink where the old shower was. The toilet stayed in the same spot, the old sink was removed, and the washer/dryers stayed in the same spot to the left in the laundry room.
Here’s after the mudroom was built/painted and before tile was laid.
Our carpenter added beadboard, shelving and a bench that matched the wood going in for the floors. It’s tight, but with hooks and baskets and a good system it’ll be a great amount of space to dump coats and boots and bags and backpacks coming in from the garage.
Here’s the after!
Absolutely love how it turned out.
Jared ended up doing the tile! Amazing, right??? We had some issues when our tile guy went MIA and Jared, having some experience with tile, took it upon himself to do it (and a couple other spaces as well). He did a really fantastic job as handmade tile is a lot more challenging to work with, but sooooo pretty in the end.
Flooring. We removed the vinyl flooring and replaced it with Fireclay non-slip, matte 8 x 8 Gypsum tiles. The non-slip was crucial for this space is the first stop for muddy, wet, snowy boots. In terms of color, I wanted something somewhat neutral but also timeless and this concrete color blue grey was perfect. Not too light, not too dark.
We partnered with Fireclay for this project and they were a dream to work with. Fantastic design advice and customer service. Fireclay Tile is handmade in California using domestically-sourced materials. The factory uses 100% renewable electricity. You can find our more about their mission, process, and sustainability practices here.
For more inspiration check out their gallery section.
Organization. Obviously I removed a lot of stuff for the photos so it wouldn’t be so distracting, but I wanted to give you an idea on exactly how this room is organized in real life, and not just for a photoshoot.
We hung the hooks on the left lower for Edie and Dot that perhaps couldn’t reach the higher hooks. We mostly hang backpacks and the girls coats on the left side.
Straight on the wall are additional jacket hooks and for Henry’s backpack.
The wall hooks on the right are mostly for Jared and my jackets.
In the storage cubbies on the right we have organized bins for specific outdoor winter gear (from ground up): house shoes, hats, gloves, scarves, flashlights/hand/toe warmers/beacons/sunblock/misc winter outdoor stuff, bags.
The larger floor cubbies mostly are for boots and ice skates right now.
We have a secretary in the dining room right off the mudroom for mail/phone/key drop.
In the summer these will change drastically to bike/running/hiking etc outdoor stuff, and things like bug spray etc. We have two large bins in the garage with ‘out of season’ mudroom stuff.
More renovation posts coming!