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Mud and Laundry Rooms

Often a house’s back door is the main door, and its vestibule the mudroom and makeshift laundry room where dirty footprints, drippy umbrellas, and cast-off clothing are on display for the homeowners and, even worse, their guests to see.

Most of us are not fans of our laundry rooms, they not only represent an area that’s reserved for work and stinking socks, but they are far from being the best designed space in our home. We are usually quite comfortable with just closing the door and keeping everyone from discovering the “mess”.

But it happens to everyone … you have a gathering at your home for family and friends and eventually one of your guests wanders off to take a peek behind closed doors – and that’s when your dirty secret is discovered aka the “Laundry Room”. Try as you might, you can’t get there quick enough to stop the inevitable from happening – the door gets opened.

Fact is, more homeowners are calling on designers to help upgrade those often dim, dank, and unwelcoming spaces where they while away so much of their lives.

Utilitarian spaces such as these seem to fly low on the radar screen when home decor is taken into consideration, but they don’t need to be. With all the new products on the market today, and with a little professional advice from a MDC designer, and you too can have a laundry room that is worthy of leaving the door open.