As a contractor, I’m no stranger to mess. At the end of a busy day on the job site, I’m covered in dust, dirt, grime and mud. Even when I work around my home – cutting the grass, clearing snow or tackling some much-needed maintenance – usually by the time I’m finished, I’ve worked up a big sweat, and an even bigger mess.
Here’s the problem: when you come inside, you’re tracking that dirt and grime with you, and where does it go? Depending on how your home is set up, you may be able to trace a dirt path from the front door, to the bedroom, to the bathroom, where you’re finally able to clean yourself off.
So what’s the solution to cutting down on this excess mess? If you’ve got the space for it, a mudroom creates a great transition for your home between the indoors and outdoors.
Even a small mudroom can add good value to your home by reducing the amount of cleaning and mopping you have to do. So whether you’ve got the space to add a full mudroom with extra shelves and storage, or a simple entryway with a few extra hooks to keep dirt at bay, here are a few things to think about.