Maximizing Small Spaces: DIY Mini Mudroom

Learning to maximize the small, unused or under-utilized spaces in your home can make a home feel larger and give it a better flow.  The following is an excerpt from an article on utilizing small spaces by adding built-in throughout.   These tips could come in especially handy in a row house here in Baltimore… In particular, I love the idea of creating space for a mudroom.

Integral seating and storage

‘On a formerly empty stair landing, a compact mudroom was made possible by replacing open railings with half walls and creating a recess for a boot bench. Cladding the half walls with beadboard makes them more durable than drywall and, coated with glossy paint, easier to keep clean of scuff marks.’

-Deborah Baldwin, This Old House magazine







Integral seating and storage
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