Using space from garage to build mudroom...what do you think?
I am seriosuly considering taking some space from the garage and building a mudroom. My garage is approx 18 wide by 21 feet long. The mudroom would have to go across the width at the back of the garage. Our vehicles are 16 feet long and 14 feet long. I wcouldn't go all the way accross the 18 feet with the mudroom as I have to leave some space for the longer vehicle. Its 5.7 feet wide, so thinking the mudroom could be 10 feet long by 5 feet wide?
Right now, the garage opens into a tiny hall that is right off the kitchen. The hall has three doors and then the opening to the kitchen so there is no room for a bench and just a bit of room to hang coats. Since it opens into the kitchen, in an open floor plan, it always looks bad since shoes are piled up as are coats and bags.
So, how much space do I need for this? Is five feet wide by 10 feet long enough?
There are two adults. We like to each store 7-10 pairs of shoes as our bedroom is upstairs and we remove shoes when coming in. I want the shoe storage here. We each have two to three coats and then 1-2 bags. The there are the dog leashes and collars. I want to include a bench too.It would be nice to have some shelf space to store those big kitchen items that are used just a few times a year.
My garage is the standard 2 car new construction size so space is tight, but I am willing to carve some space out for this.
Has anyone done this or seen this?
I found something similar online.
What do you think?
Here is a link that might be useful: Mudroom online