Jordan Project Reveal: Mudroom & Laundry

Part Six of the Jordan Whole-Home Renovation & Addition

When it comes to design, style is definitely necessary, but function is essential. That’s why designing this home’s mudroom and laundry room were top priority for our clients. As fun as a sport court is and as relaxing as a bedroom can be, none of it works quite right if you don’t have spaces built in to contain and manage those everyday messes. So, to round out our Jordan Project Reveal, we bring you the mudroom and laundry – both spaces we guarantee will make you want to do chores every single day.

Mudroom

BEFORE

The original “mudroom” consisted of a too-small bench right next to the back door and a closed-off closet that was difficult to access on a day-to-day basis.
The original “mudroom” consisted of a too-small bench right next to the back door and a closed-off closet that was difficult to access on a day-to-day basis.
The closet in the back entryway had plenty of room for coats and belongings, but with nothing but two rods at odd angles to one another and a small shoe rack to house it all, it inevitably became a host to piles of clutter.
The closet in the back entryway had plenty of room for coats and belongings, but with nothing but two rods at odd angles to one another and a small shoe rack to house it all, it inevitably became a host to piles of clutter.

AFTER

The new mudroom was open and spacious with ample storage space built in, including upper cabinets, cubbies with hooks, and a bench with shoe storage underneath. (Interior Design: Carla Bast | Sneak Peek Design)
The new mudroom was open and spacious with ample storage space built in, including upper cabinets, cubbies with hooks, and a bench with shoe storage underneath.Design by Carla Bast Design

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The original mudroom in this home was virtually nonexistent other than a small built-in bench right next to the door and a nearby closet accessible via a closed door. The entrance, by effect, was too cramped and small, causing the family to have to maneuver through and around multiple doors just to access storage space. What the room needed was to be opened up so that multiple people could congregate to put on or remove shoes, backpacks, or hats without jostling for precious limited space.

As a solution, we reconfigured the existing walls to make way for two larger and more spacious rooms that had better flow and were much more functional in terms of storage. In the mudroom, built-in cabinets, cubbies with hooks, and a long bench with shoe cubbies underneath provided ample room to store belongings and take shoes on and off before entering and exiting the home. This new setup was essential for maintaining organization, too – especially with a busy family running to and from a variety of activities throughout the year.

 

Laundry Room

BEFORE

The original laundry room was dark and muted, which caused the room to feel cramped and small.
The original laundry room was dark and muted, which caused the room to feel cramped and small.

AFTER

A new laundry room layout with custom cabinetry allowed for plenty of space to fold and store laundry while also designating spaces for everyday essentials like the dog food and kennel. (Interior Design: Carla Bast | Sneak Peek Design)
A new laundry room layout with custom cabinetry allowed for plenty of space to fold and store laundry while also designating spaces for everyday essentials like the dog food and kennel. Design by: Carla Bast Design

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So, as mentioned above, to solve this dilemma, we rearranged the mudroom and laundry room to make two roomier, yet distinct, areas that would be conducive to every kind of activity and storage need. Custom cabinetry allowed for an overall eye-pleasing space where “eye sore” elements like the dog’s kennel and food bowls could seamlessly work within the rest of the room’s design. Additionally, the black and white color scheme throughout the space kept the aesthetic feeling fresh and classic – an instant upgrade from the dark and muted earthy tones of the original space.

Though they aren’t usually the first to showcase in a home given their prioritization of functional amenities, the mudroom and laundry room are must haves to create a house that works for everyone in the family. After all, unless we have space to store those not-so-stylish elements of our day-to-day lives, that clutter inevitably ends up strewn across the living room, kitchen, and just about everywhere else. And something as simple as shifting around walls to make once-cramped rooms large and open can make all the difference in the world.

We hope you enjoyed the step-by-step project reveal of this incredible whole-home remodel and addition – it’s without a doubt one of our favorite projects to date. If you missed any of the gorgeous spaces, we’ve included links to it all below. Cheers!

In Case You Missed It…

Jordan Project Reveal Part One: Exterior & Entryway

Jordan Project Reveal Part Two: Living Room, Kitchen, and Dining Room

Jordan Project Reveal Part Three: Bedrooms

Jordan Project Reveal Part Four: Bathrooms

Jordan Project Reveal Part Five: Sport Court & Basement

Full Jordan Project Photos

Vendor Details:

Flooring: Abberly (Luxury Vinyl Plank)

Builder: R|House Design Build 

Photography: Alyssa Lee Photography

By Megan Johansson, Contributor to Carla Bast Design

13 Responses

  1. I really enjoyed this series, Carla Congratulations on a beautiful project for your client..and that built in kennel is just the best idea, ever!

  2. Thank you for taking us on the tour of this entire home. What a change this laundry room and mud room is! Not only is it gorgeous, it looks extremely functional too!

  3. oh, Carla. I LOVE these rooms. The built-ins you’ve designed for the mudroom are just perfect. It looks like you’d have all of the storage space that you’d need.

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