One of the most useful home trends of the last few years has been the rise of customized landing zones or drop zones in entryways and mudrooms. If you search #Mudroom or #Entryway on any of the main social media channels, you’ll find and endless selection of beautifully well-organized spaces.
With so many families tripping over book bags, coats, and shoes not just throughout the school year, but year-round, we wanted to share some tips and tricks to make your entryway or mudroom Instagram ready.
1. Where to begin?
No two families are the same and each have different needs. First, start with the existing space without any tidying. Observe how the space is currently being used and what “lands” in that area of your home. The point is not to move all that clutter to another space or convince your family and yourself not to put your boots there, but to understand your family’s needs and find a place where each item can live. By counting the number of items of each type and for each family...
You know the scenario, but I’ll set the scene for you so we’re all on the same page.
You’ve decided to do a few home renovations, but there’s so many projects needing to get started, you’re just not sure where to begin.
You think the kitchen would be great because your cabinets are this horrible shade of dark brown from the late 1980’s, and the flooring is two shades of tan from sun exposure over the years.
You look around a little more and realize the wood paneling surrounding your den makes everything look so dull and dreary. That wood-grain pattern from floor to ceiling covering all four walls, really bothers you. Wanting to feel like you’re living in a more modern era, you consider having your den remodeled too.
Better yet, while looking out your windows (daydreaming about your upcoming home renovations) you realize the dinginess of the glass within the windows from all their years of use. You wonder how much money you're wasting on your monthly energy bill as yo...