Not long ago, when we shared our kitchen renovation with you, we left a little something out. When we began planning our new addition, we decided to add a laundry and mud room off the kitchen to create an entry point with storage and give ourselves the luxury of first-floor laundry. This room has absolutely been the best decision we made during our entire house project. It's simple and straight-forward, but it has brought a tremendous amount of organization and simplicity to our daily home routines. Continue Reading
This mudroom entryway was an empty stretch of space before Gabrielle got to work on it. But, after a few trips to IKEA, some vision, and less than $300, it's now a high-functioning area of her home! Continue Reading
After five months of hating her avocado green entry, Aly rolled up her sleeves and transformed it for $70 and a weekend's worth of work. After seeing tutorials on the interweb for adding board and batten trim to a wall, she decided to give it a go. With the old and new trim painted whiteContinue Reading
Sheesh. Apologies to Mr. Shakespeare. Anyway, as you might know, our family is in the middle of a very exciting house addition (you can follow along in the Curbly House section of this site). A big part of keeping a large-scale project like this moving forward is the ability to make decisions (hopefully good ones) quickly without second-guessing yourself. Second-guessing means design changes, and that means delays.
One of the bigContinue Reading
Don't have a mudroom? No problem! Here's how to make one out of thin air (and some other materials, of course). Continue Reading
A boring hallway, with a few eyesores, gets a budget-friendly makeover that really updates the space for under $100. Continue Reading
Editor's Note: We're excited to launch a new monthly column featuring exclusive tours of room makeovers -- from DIYers like you! Check in every 3rd Monday to get inspired by a new Makeover Tour.
This month's Makeover Tour is a super colorful and inspiring mudroom -- proof that even tiny spaces can have loads of personality! Read on to get the full scoop on this fun space.
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Here's a collection of DIY projects and ideas to aid you in organizing or decorating some of cleanest and messiest rooms in our homes: the laundry and mudroom.
Like I mentioned before, we don't really have an entryway that allows for a lot of coat rack/wall hook/shoe storage/seating fuss. That's not to say that I'm not constantly looking for inspiration in other people's spaces! Here are 10 clean and modern entryways and "landing zones" that could be adapted or re-interpreted for just about any home -- take a peek! Continue Reading
I swear, I never get tired of seeing what a few cans of paint and a little decorating can do for a space. It's a budget-conscience option and nearly anyone can do it. So if you're hoping to tackle a makeover project over the holiday break, use this before and after as inspiration to get you started.
Granted, this makeover courtesy of the House of Smiths started with a generous front closet, but even smaller closets could be turned into 'mudrooms.' I used quotations marks here, because the space really isn't a mud room, but it does give a mud room vibe withContinue Reading
Getting a high end look on a budget is totally possible. All you need is a little elbow grease. Let's break down this gorgeous foyer by Muse Interiors to see how you can recreate it.