Bethesda, Special Project Remodel - $13,700
Recently transplanted from New York City, our homeowners wanted lots of space. They found it with a new construction home in Bethesda. After a year in their new home, they found the mudroom did not work for their family.
The mudroom was an alcove next to the kitchen pantry, measuring less than 4’ wide. It was right in the middle of the traffic coming and going from the garage. Coats, backpacks, and shoes became a significant tripping hazard. The single bench only fits one person, even without the clutter. They needed a more open space with enough storage for everyone in the family.
To give them the space they needed, we removed the wall that separated the mudroom from the hallway providing ample space between the front of the house and the kitchen. No longer tucked away by the garage, our new space required a more polished look. We installed custom white cabinets with a cherry benchtop to fit the home’s traditional feel. The cabinets were designed to store away smaller items out of sight while keeping them accessible. White beadboard was installed between the upper and lower cabinets to unify the pieces creating a furniture look. Overhead cupboards hold baskets for mittens and scarves, while lower full extension drawers keep shoes organized and out of sight. The new bench is over 7’ long, with ample seating for both children, and there is extra room for Mom and Dad to assist them.
Whether coming or going, the new mudroom gives this family the perfect place and space to store whatever they need.