Classic TransformationTraditional Laundry Room, New York
Mud room has a built in shelf above the desk for charging electronics. Slate floor. Cubbies for storage. Photography by Pete Weigley
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Office space. Transform your mudroom into a double-function space with a built-in desk and file storage. One wall is all you need if you plan it right. The cubbies and hooks help keep outdoor gear and clutter separated from the desk area.
Knight replaced the breakfast room with a mudroom designed to stand up to a young family and East Coast weather. “This California Gold slate tile, with its browns, grays and golds, is the best tile in the world for hiding dirt in a mudroom,” she says. Built-in cubbies, hooks and baskets give everyone room to store coats, shoes, hats, gloves and sports equipment. “After designing the bottom cubbies with drawers for many clients, my contractor Eric Franzoni told me that after my part of the job was done, most people were taking the drawers out to leave them open for kicking off or grabbing their shoes,” she says. She’s since switched to cubbies over drawers in her mudroom designs.The wife requested a mudroom desk as a landing strip for mail and paperwork. The counter is cherry with a dark stain. A charging station overhead hides cords and provides space for juicing up phones and other electronic accessories. The hardworking room has openings to the garage, the main house and a walk-in closet.