4 Benefits of Adding or Upgrading a Mudroom

Posted on: 2016-07-20


Ever since our ancestors first set down roots, the foyer or entrance to a home has evolved across the millennia of human history. In recent years the tradition was to keep a tidy main entrance for guests, while the residents used rear, side or garage access. Modern homes are now more multipurpose and practical than ever– mudrooms are a perfect example of this philosophy. Read on for Parabola Developments guide to the benefits of adding or upgrading utility to your home’s entrances.

1. Storage

Do not underestimate the value of surplus storage in your home, especially around one of the areas with the most traffic. As you, your family or your tenants move in and out of the space, a mudroom is the perfect place to accommodate useful items. Outdoor apparel, sports gear, indoor footwear, keys, mail and important notes, recycling bins, cleaning products– make room for this and more when planning your dream mudroom.

2. Multipurpose

If your entryway or planned space is large enough, you can take the utility to a whole other level! Combining a space-efficient, stacked washer and dryer set with linen storage can turn your foyer into a versatile laundry room. Adding a heavy-duty tub and non-slip flooring is a dream for pet owners tired of paw prints on their floors.

3. Organization

Storage is one thing, but keeping your space organized is an easy way to keep stress levels low. Consider integrating personal cubbies or built-in, custom touches that fit your home and lifestyle. Wall-mounted racks make short work of handling unwieldy equipment like bikes, skis and snowboards. Cater to every member of your household with easy-to-reach, user-friendly and personalized storage areas.

4. Cleanliness

Mudrooms have many advantages, but their best feature is the buffer they provide between your living space and the outdoors. Outfitting your entrances with easy-to-clean materials and ergonomic design means less time sweeping, mopping, vacuuming and tidying the rest of your house. Recapture the hours of your life spent on these tasks by condensing it into a room designed to handle it.


The cost of adding or upgrading a mudroom is one thing, but what about the cost of your peace of mind? Parabola Developments is confident that a multipurpose, easy-to-clean mudroom that has ample, organized storage will pay for itself in a matter of months, if not weeks. Once you experience the impact that a well-designed mudroom has on a modern home, you’ll wonder how you ever got along without it. Don’t wait, contact us today!


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