02|2022

Why You Need a Mudroom in Colorado

Mudrooms are the first line of defense against, you guessed it, Colorado weather. With our weather changing hourly you never know how many shoes, jackets, tank tops, or sweatshirts you will go through in a day. Mudrooms provide a place for coats, hats, gloves, shoes, balls, toys, backpacks, grocery bags, and a host of other items that Colorado homeowners and their families have when they enter their homes.  And those items often find their way to the floor, furniture, railings, and countertops if there is not a defined space to store them.

Functionality is the Key

Designing a mudroom, similar to designing a kitchen, begins with focusing on the functional.  What does your family need to store when they use the main entrance to the home? How much space is available? Even if you don’t have a dedicated “room” you can create mudroom functionality in an area of your kitchen or a wall in a hallway. That’s why functionality is the first, but certainly, not the only consideration. How many hooks, bins, shelves, benches, seats, rings, etc. will you need and how will they be used? Once basic functionality is addressed, imagine how you can maximize the use, look and feel of the space. 

Laundry Rooms Can Double as a Mudroom

We have incorporated the laundry room as part of a mudroom and also have included pantries in our mudroom designs. Many homeowners in Denver love having a sink at their primary entrance that enables them to wash their hands as soon as they enter the home. If the sink is deep enough it can double as a pet washing station as well.  We have even created dedicated areas for dog washing for those that have room. We often recommend placing a shower over the sink to help clean garden tools, rubber boots, and even fruits and vegetables.  

Most mudrooms tend to be smaller spaces that benefit from bright cabinetry and color schemes.  The more light that can be added to the space serves not only to make the mudroom appear to be larger, but also easier to navigate.   

For floor coverings, we often recommend natural stone, luxury vinyl, or porcelain tile.  They are all durable materials that offer almost unlimited color and texture options and are easy to clean and maintain.  

Laundry room / Mud room with painted white cabinets designed by Juli

How can a mudroom enhance the enjoyment and functionality of your home?  Give us a call or make an appointment to visit one of our showrooms and let us show you how you can eliminate clutter and make your home more enjoyable.

We have Four Colorado Locations to Serve You

JM Kitchen & Bath Design – Denver
2324 S. Colorado Blvd
Denver, CO 80222
(303) 300-4400
Showrooms Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sat 9:00 am-3:00 pm

JM Kitchen & Bath Design – Castle Rock
1375 Caprice Drive
Castle Rock, CO 80109
(303) 688-8279
Showrooms Hours: Monday by Appointment Only, Tues-Fri 9:00 am-5:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am-3:00 pm

JM Kitchen & Bath Design – Colorado Springs
4557 Austin Bluffs Pkwy
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
(719) 596-9990
Showroom Hours: Monday-Friday 9:30 am-5:30 pm Saturday 10:00 am-2:00 pm
*Appointments are encouraged, however, walk-ins are always welcome.

JM Kitchen & Bath Design – Arvada
Arvada Market Place
7390 W 52nd Ave, Suite A
Arvada, CO 80002
(720) 674-6880
Showroom Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Call any of our locations or click here to have one of our designers contact you or to schedule a showroom consultation.