With house hunting
taking over my life on my mind, I have been giving a lot of thought to my “New House Wish List”, trying to prioritize the items that are most important vs. those where there is room for compromise. Most of us have some deal breakers when it comes to buying a new house, whether it’s living on a busy street, having an updated kitchen or a yard that is big enough for the family.
For me, I would really love a large kitchen that is open to family spaces. Our current kitchen is open to our main living area, and it works for the way we live. I would also love a large lot with no. rear. neighbors. A house where blinds on the windows at the back of the house are optional.
With a busy family of five, there is a lot of STUFF that comes in and out of the door on a daily basis, and I’m seeing the value in a mudroom. Just the word makes my heart go pitter pat! Even though mudrooms are becoming more of a trend, they certainly aren’t “standard” on most homes out there.
So, since mudrooms aren’t as prevalent as I would like them to be, let’s ooooh and ahhhh over a few lovelies here…
Great shoe storage and a nice mix of hooks and cabinets. Love the glass paned door too.
A nice, bright space – great paned-glass door with the transom as an extra detail, along with ideal mudroom floors. An example of what you can do if you have a little extra space to work with.
Again, a great mix of storage options, and I love the board and batten walls along with the door style and hardware. Classic and timeless.
Cubbies and hooks galore, with lots of room to move when you whirl through the door.
And would you just look at this room! Talk about a multi-functional space! Room to take off and store your shoes (and BOOTS), hang up coats (at kid and adult level, no less), beautiful cabinets, durable/dirt-concealing floor, and space for laundry, all in one wonderfully glorious room.
So, do you have a room wish list? Better yet, do you have a mudroom that makes managing all of your busy-life-belongings a little easier? Do share!
Master bedroom mirror makeover coming tomorrow!
Janell @ Isabella and MaxAugust 12, 2010 at 1:06 pm
A mud room, this is a room I would LOVE to have!! Janell