Baches, ranger huts & alpine lodges share a common room. Often overlooked in a house, a mud room is a practical workhorse in a home.
A mud room is used as a transition area from inside to outside. This is especially handy if you work on a farm, are out skiing, or are washing the sand off of your jandals from a day out.
Mud rooms vary by location. A beach bach isn’t going to contain snowboard boots & an alpine lodge isn’t going to have space for the surfboard. So what should all mud rooms have?
Appropriate storage doesn’t have to be a simple washing basket filled with dirty boots. Head down to your local hardware store and see what ideas you can come up with. Remember, practicality & maximisation of space are the key here. Plenty of inspiration can be found on the internet. Recycled timber is a great place to start!
You’ll probably need a space to sit down if you’d like to take off your muddy boots or sandy sandals. A bench or comfortable array of practical seating is a must.
Easy To Clean?
Why would you want carpet in a mudroom? Even if you’re a city slicker that encounters a large puddle, you’ll still want surfaces that are robust and easy to clean. After all, these spaces will get dirty very quickly. You want materials that are easy to clean. Think tile flooring or concrete, or timber.
It might be as simple as attaching a shower head outside your mudroom if you’re by a beach, or a hose if you just need to wash off the sand. Having a ‘wet’ area like a bathroom in your mudroom not only serves a practical purpose, but can add value to your bach or lodge.