Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Amazing Mudrooms

With this organizing buzz going around, it is inspiring me to get going myself!  One of my heavily weighing, unorganized areas is my laundry room area.  I love my home, but it is lacking in one area.  I don't have a mudroom.  I know right, poor me...whaa whaa ;)  I feel like an ingrate even slightly complaining about this, because I am so blessed.  That's why I called this post "Amazing Mudrooms" instead of what I was going to call it, "Mudroom Envy".  I am going to tackle the area I do have and make it work to the best of it's potential, be happy with what I've got, and one day maybe I'll have a mudroom like one of these.


I love this!  Bright, airy and organized, yet warm and inviting. (from bhg, btw)One thing it has going for it is size...it's large!  I quite enjoy the cabinetry.  Very pretty and functional.  Simple details add a lot, like the cool hardware, and the varying heights of the bench gives such interest.  I like the light color in a room like this.  It makes it feel clean and brighter.  That great door helps too!  Although then people could see in.  That could be scary!  My laundry room could potentially maybe sort of be something like this.  It would only involve a little tiny bit of wall taking down and expansion. ;) (the little tiny is me trying to make it sound sooooooo easy and inexpensive to my husband) lol
 
 


How great is this one?!!  Again, open and bright, yet still very cozy.  The floors give it some nice warmth along with the cushion and the glaze on the cabinets.  You could even read a book in this one!  That is until real life moves in...back packs, coats, snow gear, boots and all the other weird stuff kids drag in! ;)  Gotta love it.


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Although I like the light cabinets, I am a sucker for warm, rich color...my fave!  I think I want to kiss the green one.  So pretty.  I would put a cushy {easy to clean} pad on it, though. 

Well, a girl can dream.  In the mean time, get ready to see my functional, organized laundry and garage entry.  I might even show a before picture, not for the faint of heart.  I think my cute mother-in-law almost passes out every time she's here. ;)  She still loves me though.  


Don't hold your breath or anything.  It may be a bit before the big reveal.  I have a busy next couple weeks, so it could be a slow moving project.  Wish me luck, and the best of luck to you all in your organizing, cleaning and decluttering.

5 comments:

  1. Oh this sounds like a great plan for the new year! I can't wait to see what you do. I am an organzing fanatic and clean freak for sure. My poor hubby...*Smiles*

    All of your inspiration is amazing! ~WOW! :)

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  2. Gotta love a great mudroom! Great pics! My laundry room and mudroom are combined. Wish they were seperate or that you didn't have to walk through it when you come in from the garage! Woman should be designing these floor plans I tell ya!

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  3. Thank you for entering my Spring giveaway Krista! It's always nice to see a sweet comment from you.

    ~Blessings, ~Melissa :)

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  4. I love nice big mudrooms.

    I just wanted to come by and give you a heads up that I have a really fun give-a-way starting Sunday. It will go all month long. Each week there will be several winners. I have lots of fun vendors participating.

    Cheri

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  5. I am giving you the "Sunshine Award"! Go to my blog to grab the award and give it to others who inspire you!

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