A mudroom or other high-traffic area requires creative storage options in order to maximize space and efficiency. If you do a lot of laundry, need storage for coats, backpacks and sports equipment, or want a more efficient work area, the interior design specialists at Alexander Lumber have creative solutions to help you best utilize the space. Here are 3 ways to optimize your existing laundry room or mudroom:

1. Add upper and lower cabinetry. Consider buying a stacked washer/dryer unit to increase horizontal space, allowing you to add more shelving and cabinetry if needed. If the mudroom is wide enough, add additional cabinetry or shelving on both sides of the room. If not, consider adding hooks on one wall to hold jackets, purses, backpacks, or baskets that can hold smaller items like dog leashes and waste bags. A beautiful solid surface countertop on the bottom cabinetry will give you more space for folding clothes and separating workloads.

2. If your laundry room doesn’t currently have a door, consider adding one. It’s nice to be able to close off that space, especially when appliances are running. If you’re a little behind, and things are piling up in the room, you can close it off when you have visitors.

3. Inside the cabinetry, you can add storage options to keep everything organized. Cleaning products, laundry soap and dryer sheets, painting supplies, sewing projects, sports equipment, and other items are easier to find when everything has its place. Adjustable and pull-out shelving help maximize space and increase your home’s overall storage capacity.

If you don’t currently have a separate mudroom in your home, the pros at Alexander Lumber can help you design a new space and connect you to a professional remodeler it built. For more information, please contact your nearest Alexander Lumber location.