Mud Rooms Are Functional Spaces for Active Lives

You don’t need to live in the country to reap the benefits of a mud room. These functional spaces are multi-purpose areas that keep you organized and help transition from your indoor and outdoor lives.

One of South Carolina’s biggest draws is its low cost of living and high quality of life. The Grand Strand allows for year-round recreation with miles of beaches, bike paths, golf courses and more. As a result, the Myrtle Beach area has grown tremendously. Without smart design, it’s easy to let your porch or foyer become home to sandals, beach bags, and golf cleats. A mud room creates a welcoming and organized place to sit, store, and get ready for your next adventure.

Photo: Case Design/Remodeling via Houzz

Mud Rooms Are Storage Solutions

The traditional mud room is a changing space for boots, jackets, and accessories adjoining the back entrance of a country home. Today, they are modern, traditional, and even beachy, and they can live near any entrance to your home (front, back, side, garage entrances).

The key feature of the space is cubby-style storage to hang coats and jackets with a bench and under-bench storage. In South Carolina, you can imagine the things that pile up inside and outside a exterior doorway: shoes, sandals, flip flops, towels, bags, sunscreen, bug repellent, tackle boxes, dog leashes, etc. The list can go on and one.

A well-designed mud room provides ample storage so it’s easy to maintain a handsome and orderly entryway.

Depending on your space and budget, the modern mud room can boast countertops, built-ins, and laundry.

Choose a Style to Complement Your Home and Lifestyle

You don’t need to stick to a traditional country estate or farmhouse style. Your mud room can be anything, and browsing Houzz, you’ll find mud rooms in all aesthetics: coastal, eclectic, ultra modern, etc.

The one important thing is to choose materials that are durable and easy to maintain. Since this space is for coming and going, it’s helpful to select flooring that’s easy to clean and materials and paint that won’t easily mark or damage from dirt, sand, or the soles of shoes.

Build for Your Active Life with Odom Design

Odom Design is a full-service design-build firm based in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. We offer fully customizable design-build packages, as well as interior design, landscape design, and project management services.

Whether you’re interested in new construction, remodel, or addition, we’re always happy to chat and learn more about you and your ideas.