If you are considering a home remodel or upgrade this summer, now is the time to think about adding in a mud room. There are various benefits of having a mud room in your home, all of which are enhanced if you have children and pets!
Continue reading to learn some of the top-noted benefits of mud room additions, and who you should talk to about home remodels and conversions.
Mud rooms are meant to be a buffer between the outdoor elements and the inside living quarters of your home. Rain, snow, mud, and more, can all be better controlled with the addition of a mud room. For these reasons, the most important factor for a mud room is location; you want to have it where it will be most convenient and useful. Common areas for a mud room include off of the kitchen, garage, basement entrances, and utility rooms.
The dimensions for a standard mud room are 6-foot by 6-foot and 7-foot by 9-foot. Of course, this can (and might have to) be customized and altered according to your unique property set up and personal preference. For instance, if you want your mud room to have a washing machine and dryer in it, you might have to make it larger. Mud rooms are traditionally designed to have utility sinks, floor drains, and moisture-proof, easy-to-clean flooring for all of these reasons.
Notable Benefits of Mud Room Additions:
☑ Easy Additions and Conversions
If you are wondering whether or not your property is well-suited for a mud room remodel, be sure to talk to a licensed Indianapolis home remodeling company that can give you a personalized on-site inspection and detailed, written quote. Fortunately, one of the greatest things about mud rooms is that they are an easy addition, and even easier conversion, for most home types!
☑ Cleanliness and Control
A mud room serves as a safe common ground between the outside and the inside. This helps control the amount of dirt, dust, pollen, mold, and precipitation allowed in your home. If the kids want to play in the snow, you don’t have to worry about tracking in water and dirty snow through the house when you have a mud room. They can take off all their wet clothing in the mud room, and enter the living areas of the house, clean and dry. This also applies to dogs!
☑ Storage and Space
A mud room addition also means more space since you can have them designed with closets, cabinetry, shelving, racks, hooks, pegs, baskets, bins, and any other features that will make your life easier. You can store winter coats, rain coats, pool toys, bathing suits, and more, in your mud room, giving you more storage space in other areas of your home; like the master bedroom closet!
☑ Energy Efficiency
A mud room can actually save you money in the long run by increasing your home’s energy efficiency. It can affect heat transfer and insulation performance by adding a “transition zone” in your house. This is why mud rooms have two doors; one that leads to the outside and one that’s inside. Proper heating and ventilation also decreases humidity and prevents mildew.