Another big transformation we had in our Alabama house was our mudroom. It was an area off of our kitchen that had been closed in from the carport at some point, so it was a lot of patched together walls and not great quality materials. The old paneling had several cracks and holes in it and the layout was not a functional use of space. We originally thought it would be a project that would be pretty far down the list, but while we had a handyman there doing some other things we decided to get him to go ahead and knock it out .. Literally, he knocked out all of the walls and then added an additional storage closet and the best part of all .. shiplap! After years of crushing on shiplap, this Joanna Gaines junkie had a room of shiplap in my house!
Here are some before and progress pictures ..
We used leftover boards to create shelves for a pantry and painted all of the shiplap and doors in Benjamin Moore Simply White. Mudrooms are great because we all have a lot of stuff that we are lugging in and out of the house everyday. Having a drop off spot that is not your dining room table or kitchen island helps keep the clutter at bay. And if your dog is like ours, they come with a lot of stuff too. This room became the home for all of Cowboy’s leashes, collars, bowls, toys, and all of the water that didn’t make it into his mouth from his water bowl. Does anybody else’s dog act like a yard sprinkler when they are drinking their water? Thankfully this vinyl plank flooring handles water well!
Remember just because you don’t have a separate space for a mudroom doesn’t mean you can’t have a designated place for coats, shoes, purses, mail, etc. Our Kentucky house doesn’t, so I’m going to have to find a creative spot to create a drop off area for us. Stay tuned!
Here’s the final finished space ..