Home will always be where the heart is, that’s for sure. And everyone has certainly had the opportunity to spend more time at home for the past year and a half. Families have adapted to lifestyle changes and created makeshift spaces to work and learn from home and with each passing month it becomes more evident which spaces can go the distance in a multifunctional capacity and which cannot. As homeowners take a harder look at what’s working, what’s not and what’s missing within their home, we are seeing a trend toward remodeling spaces that are actually outside of the kitchen. Let’s take a look at some of these spaces.
Once upon a time, laundry areas could only be found hidden in the basement or tucked inside a hall closet. That’s all changed in today’s homes. Dedicated laundry rooms have become an expectation in new home construction and in existing homes, homeowners are remodeling to create larger and more convenient areas for laundry. Positioning the room close to bedrooms has become a very popular request and finishes are oftentimes just as nice as those used in the kitchen or master bathrooms.
It’s true that the kitchen is the heart of the home, but there are two other areas in a home that are the true workhorses – mudrooms and laundry rooms! Mudrooms have become “must-haves” in new homes and folks who have decided to stay in their current homes are requesting them as part of their overall renovation plans. They keep the household organized and make comings and goings a whole lot easier. A mudroom can be completely customized to suit your individual family and all of the “stuff” you want and need to have handy – from coats and shoes to sports equipment and backpacks.