According to an article in Wednesday’s San Francisco Chronicle, homeowners are reportedly clamoring for mudrooms and pantries in newly constructed homes. As if homes in the United States weren’t big enough already, homeowners now need to have a whole room to act as a landing strip.
From the article:
A mudroom doesn’t even need to be a room at all. It can be just a hallway off the garage. “It can be as simple as hooks on the wall for the dog leash,” said Ronda Royalty, a certified kitchen and bath designer with Stuart Kitchens in suburban Timonium, Md.
The goal of the mudroom is to quarantine all the clutter that comes into your home. Find a way to do that, and you’ve found a little spot of heaven.
So, adding a whole room isn’t necessary to keeping your home clutter free? If I had a mudroom in my home I would no doubt use it and probably enjoy having it, but keeping my home smaller and more efficient is more important to me in the long run. What do you think about mudrooms? Essential? Or one more way to bring clutter and chaos into a home? Let us hear from you in the comments.