A Mudroom Switcheroo

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Having a smaller home can definitely bring on design and storage challenges.  The number one thing I've learned is rather than fight the space you have, allow it to evolve with you and your lifestyle.  Sometimes, what was once a designated, purposeful space, can no longer accommodate the needs of your household.  In our case, it was the mudroom.  Not having a garage, forced us to find create ways to store items and necessities that would typically be stored in the garage.  A simple addition of pegboard, turned our empty mudroom into a practical garden and tool storage room.  
It served our home amazingly the first couple years.  But recently, we started to realize we were no longer maximizing the full potential of this space.  The past two weeks, Brian and I have been knee-deep with home organization projects.  Cleaning out the attic, re-organizing closets and even going through boxes from before we were married.  We had one major complaint about this house.  We've never had a designated space for all the projects and designs we're working on ~ including those for this blog.  Here's what would ultimately happen:  What would start as a small project on our dining room table, would spread out throughout the entire house.  Furniture was always being re-shuffled and what would have started as a clean, organized space, would quickly be left in shambles.  Essentially, we were always re-working the puzzle piece that is our small home.  What we really needed was an office, a space that was separate from the rest of the house.  So, after a couple nights of brainstorming we came up with a plan for our Garden & Work Tools (we'll share that with you later) and decided to do a little mudroom switcheroo!  Tomorrow, I'll share more photos of what is now our studio, but in the meantime, I wanted to give you a sneak peek of the before & after...

 We all have one...
What space in your home is no longer working for you? 

2 comments :

  1. Your new space looks gorgeous! I can't wait to see pictures of the whole room. This is definite design inspiration material. :)

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