A little off topic - mudroom cabinetry/storage

lafaciaMay 10, 2013

I decided not to have the cabinet maker make cabinets for the mudroom - too expensive. But now I'm not sure what to do. Pottery Barn has some lockers that could be fun. Or I could just have closets built. I need the storage to house sports equipment for three kids. Anyone have any suggestions or photos?

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We just had a closet framed out and then DH made shelves and cubbies for our various ''stuff''. It doesn't hold all our gear by any stretch of the imagination, but works well for whatever we are using (mostly) for the current season.

I used some baskets that I had for hats, gloves and scarves, bought a boot tray, hung hooks and a rod, and my old wine rack even fit in there-and that was totally unplanned. No kids here but we used to have gear strewn everywhere. This corrals it a little.

    Bookmark   May 10, 2013 at 6:59PM
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Mine is more of a mud hallway that connects my garage to my kitchen. It's about 6 feet wide and I have shelves on one side, hooks on the other. I'll post the shelf wall below. The shelves on the left (actually you can't see them because they are above the bulletin board) are 10 inches deep and the shelves on the right are 16 inches deep. This hides the 6-inch bumpout of the refrigerator on the opposite side of the wall (hope that makes sense). The black cabinet is a shoe holder from Ikea and the colorful boxes are from Crate and Barrel. I already had the magnetic bulletin board and it fit perfectly.

    Bookmark   May 10, 2013 at 7:23PM
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It's not that exciting, but here is the hook wall on the opposite side. It's hard to tell, but half the hooks are about 3 feet from the floor and half are about 5 feet from the floor. My kids are supposed to put their backpacks on the floor there. Most shoes are stored on the shelf wall - there are a couple open shelves at the bottom for shoes.

    Bookmark   May 10, 2013 at 7:30PM
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I bought some lockers at IKEA. Each kid gets 1 set for shoes, bags (sports and backpacks) and various items that were always thrown all over.

I also have a set of hooks along the other wall.

Here in Michigan we sometimes need 3 seasons of coats/sweatshirts in one day, so we need lots of hooks!

    Bookmark   May 10, 2013 at 9:49PM
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We haven't lived with it yet, but this are our new cubbies that the trim carpenter built. It was much less than the cabinet guys quote for the same think. There will be three hooks inside each section and I have a basket for underneath for each person as well as a small basket for one of the smaller cubbies for winter gear, sunglasses and other things. The cabinet in he foreground is our mail drop area. I imagine the answering machine, notepads and junk drawers will reside here.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2013 at 12:12AM
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Here is our version of the mudroom. Eventually we'll have lockers/shelves/bench built, but this is working great for now. We used barnwood from my grandparents 100 year old barn, so it's sentimental and makes me smile.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2013 at 3:00AM
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My mudroom hasn't been fully planned out yet, but I'm very tempted to try something like these lockers out of Ikea BILLY bookcases. For more further storage, it's probably some high cabinets, also from Ikea. Can you tell I live ten minutes away from one?

    Bookmark   May 11, 2013 at 4:01AM
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