Functional Mudrooms Can Help Families Stay Organized

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Excerpt: Mudrooms can be the first and last room in the house. Catching dirty boots, kids’ coats and book bags, it’s a room where chaos and disorganization seem to be the norm. It is such an important place for busy families, however, that it pays to make it organized and functional. “Mudrooms often include spaces designed to help organize the way the family lives,” said Sean Ganey, registered architect and project leader at BOWA, a luxury design and construction company with locations in McLean and Middleburg. In addition to traditional cubby holes and gym lockers, other organizational components, such as drying stations for wet umbrellas, craft tables for children and charging areas for cell phones, can make a mudroom extra-functional. Some families even add dog showers and places for storing pet equipment and food. “In general, we see this space becoming the hub for the smooth running of the modern family,” Ganey said.

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