Most Raleigh homeowners can agree that “stuff” tends to accumulate the most by the entrances of a home. How easy it is to kick off your shoes, throw down your bag and put something down with intentions of picking it up later. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a dedicated entryway that house guests might not necessarily see when visiting. A place where you can store all of your jackets, rain boots and umbrellas. A “catch all” that literally catches all items upon entering the home? A mudroom might be the answer for you!
What Exactly is a Mudroom?
Mudrooms were common in farm houses and large manor houses in the 20’s and 30’s. There was usually a transitional area for farmers to take off their dirty work clothes before entering in. Most mudrooms were located off the back of the kitchen (away from more formal areas such as the parlor or living room). In the South (Raleigh, Cary or Wake Forest), it was common to have a small enclosed porch off the back of the kitchen to serve as a mudroom.
As time went on, mudrooms were combined with the laundry room where you would find tile and cleanable surfaces. Currently, most mudrooms are found adjacent to the garage or back entryways.
Can I Find Mudrooms During My Search for a Raleigh Home?
If you are a Raleigh home buyer, there are certainly homes out there that have dedicated “mud rooms” and entryways. Most are stock full of storage such as cabinets, storage benches and shelves. Talk to one of our expert buyer specialists about your families needs in a home.
What Are My Options as a Raleigh Homeowner if I do not Have a Dedicated Mudroom?
If the layout of your home permits it, you can certainly turn an entryway into an aesthetically pleasing area with some simple storage or a bench. Check out Linda Craft & Team’s ideabook on Houzz.com for inspirational mudrooms and entryways! We also have a great list of Home Care Referrals that can assist you in any remodeling and renovations.
Are you interested in selling your home? Are you a Raleigh First Time Home Buyer or upgrading to a new home? Give us a call at Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS for a free consultation! Another great resource is our website, LindaCraft.com. We are here to serve your home buying and home purchasing needs. We look forward to hearing from you!