I love our new house. It trumps the old house in so many ways. Floor plan. Details. Custom as opposed to cookie cutter. Kid’s rooms. Bathrooms. The list goes on….
That being said, one of the things I miss from our old abode is the mudroom. A whole room dedicated to the storage of everyday things with a door you could close was a needle in a haystack sort of find. Of course, we did plan & execute the storage but the room existed for us to create it from. A little philosophy for you today.
Our new home has a dropzone with built-ins in the hall which is so very custom and downright beautiful. It seems, however, that it was created for the Jolly Green Giant. The hooks are WAY up in the air. I am on my tiptoes hanging stuff up and there is no way the kids can hang their things.
I think a lot of design evolves from a need. The need for function creates a design evolution of sorts.
As you can see, we use the heck out of the drop zone but I wanted an area specifically for the kids to hang their belongings. I like my little ones to be as independent as possible. So, on the adjoining wall I added hooks and a bulletin board we already had to serve as kiddie central.
Now, we have the best of both worlds. Or as good as you can get without a door you can close.