Mud room and porch combined?
Does anyone have a porch that they use as a mud room, during colder weather? Actually, we'd need one about six months of the year (maybe more) but when it's nice and warm, it would be wonderful to have access to a screened porch.
I'm thinking if we had a glassed in porch, with screens and nice built-in storage, we could include some seating, with outdoor fabric. It would be great to combine the two spaces and save a little money :)
Since we live on a farm, we have lots of tools, fencing supplies, halters, etc. that we'd like to keep in the 'house' but don't need to have heated. We also would like to have an air lock, between the main house and the outside. We have space for a porch approximately 18' wide and 10' to 12' deep.
We really like flexible spaces, so storage, hooks for coats, bench/seating for taking off boots, etc. would be used more in the late fall/winter, but we'd like to include a nice place to sit and enjoy the outside (bug free) in the late spring/summer. All ideas and suggestions are appreciated :)