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Playing in the rains? Go straight to the mudroom

Indian homes and mudrooms don’t really go back a long way but there’s no reason that they shouldn’t. Especially not in the rainy season when mud and slush rules.

Try out easy tips to transform a small entryway into a mudroom for this season. We bet you won’t regret it!

Design it to be functional

A mudroom has certain specific functions; it’s the small entryway where footwear and outer clothes can be removed and placed before entering the home. Place a coat stand for wet raincoats, a mesh umbrella stand for dripping umbrellas and a stone-lined tray for slushy shoes.

But don’t forget to style it right

Function should never detract from the form, so what if it’s just the humble mudroom. Simple or elegant, a few décor elements will transform this space into a welcoming and warm one. Add a mirror for last-minute checkups.

Bring in the mudroom staple

No mudroom can do without a bench. This piece of furniture works in myriad ways – you can perch yourself to wear or take off your shoes, put down your shopping bag or sit to take a call. Make it space-intensive by creating room to put shoes underneath.

Keep the kids in mind

Children are the ones who love to wade in muddy puddles and it’s important that you kit out the mudroom to suit them. Avoid closets and cupboards; low-hanging hooks for rain coats and a boot stand are ideal. The flooring should be anti-skid, so look for options to avoid accidents.

Cut the clutter with ample storage

Where kids are, clutter seems to follow. Keep your mudroom organised and clutter-free, by making the space as functional and efficient as you can. Double up the hook rows; you can use one for hanging rain gear and the other for bags. Bring in a set of cubbies, bins or baskets if space permits. It allows everyone to have a designated space for their things.

Explore the vertical dimension

Mudrooms are not really rooms; they’re usually little nooks or niches. Make the most of the small square footage by exploring the vertical dimension with shelves, closets and cubbies. You’ll have enough storage and a neat mudroom. Could you ask for anything more?

Ensure your mudroom gets you ready to go

Make your mudroom the best go-to spot from your home. A couple of charging points to get your phone ready to go, a key organiser and a catchall for your sunglasses will ensure that you’re out of your home without forgetting a thing.

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Chetan Singh@Arjun....I completely agree with you!