Mudrooms, Laundry Rooms, Utility Closets – Oh My!

Stressed about home clutter? Harkraft is here to help with custom shelves and storage solutions for these smaller spaces.

Some people might even be afraid of even considering organizing their mudrooms, laundry rooms, or even utility closets. Clutter can build up quickly, It can take over these unique home areas before you know it and you might want to develop a system for great organizational flow.

Whether you are building a new home or remodeling, you might want to consider setting these spaces up for success around the house.

Getting the Most out of Your Mudroom

This is a transition space between the home and the outside. A mudroom should be a welcoming area of the house. Not only does it serve as a place to leave shoes and hang up coats, but it can also be used as a great spot for pet accessories, laundry, or keeping the family organized whether it be coming or going from the house.

Whether it be mudroom shelving to storage cabinets, there are some early decisions when it designing a mudroom that will make it easier to keep clean and organized for years ahead.

Floor Design

These floors get a ton of time with our shoes and outdoor wear. You want to be sure that you choose a durable floor design for your mudrooms such as brick, stone, or ceramic.

If you are working on a budget, vinyl is a great option and offers multiple choices in color and design. Keep in mind that shoes may be wet; so you want to select textured flooring to prevent slipping accidents.

Plumbing & Lighting

Carefully plan when deciding what, or if any appliances or extras that you want to have in this space. Adding a washer or drying to a mudroom can be convenient when it comes time to handling dirty, wet clothes. A laundry sink is ideal for washing pets, gardening chores, and soaking some smelly clothes. 

Depending on the flooring finish that you select, a central floor drain and hose will make cleaning simple.

Custom Shelves

Custom-crafted wood shelving and cabinets are strong, stylish, and built to last. Laminated wood designs are perfect for most storage news and are offered in a variety of styles and finishes.

Whether you need to organize hats, shoes, or coats, laminated wood cabinets are a great choice for making this space exactly how you imagine it to be.

Make Your Laundry Room Perfect

Your laundry room can serve many different purposes. It may act as a laundry room, mudroom, a gardening space, or even could be part of a home office. Even with all of these functions and a healthy amount of space, there is still a need to have this area organized purely for its intended functions of handling laundry.

Whether your laundry room is a large space with tons of storage or a simple corner tucked into the house, it’s important to keep the space organized with the use of wire shelving and storage solutions.

If your laundry area is overrun with clutter and laundry, chores will be more difficult and take more time…. And no one wants to take extra time.

Here are a couple of ideas for getting your laundry room perfectly organized.

Declutter & Organize

Basketballs, boxes of storage, extra supplies… why is it all in the laundry room? Unless your laundry room is a shared space with another area of the house, it’s time to get rid of anything that does not belong.

Even in a multifunctional room, the laundry workspace should be kept clear of other items. This will leave a dedicated workspace for specific tasks like sorting and folding clean clothes.

Make a Space for Everything

Cabinets and wire shelving are essential for laundry rooms. If there are certain areas where cabinets may not fit, it could be worth considering installing wire shelving above the washer and dryer for laundry products.

Cabinets are perfect for storing towels, linens, and other items that you want at the ready for working on cleaning and folding laundry. Wire shelving can also be added with over-the-door storage or baskets. Adding shelves and ledges are functional and give any space a nifty look.

Utility Closet of Your Dreams

A well-organized utility closet puts all of your cleaning supplies into one space where they belong and are easy to find. A utility closet is a space to store brooms and mops – things of a cleaning nature. It can be a cabinet, closet, or general storage space for your cleaning supplies.

Be Creative with the Space

You just need to be creative with the space that you have. You can utilize wire shelving or custom storage to create exactly what you envision.

Create the organizational closet of your dreams – you don’t want to be hassling with this part of your home. You want it to be convenient to get your cleaning supplies and simple to store away.

Get Organized with Harkraft

If you are struggling with a mudroom, laundry room, or utility closet – look no further! Harkraft can help get your mudroom organized or even help you create a new design for the space.

With over 50 years of expertise, we can help maximize your mudroom, laundry room, or storage in the most efficient way. Call us today or contact us online to request a design consultation.