Fresh Vintage Mudroom – Chicago’s Hyde Park

Designer: Diana Burton

The Setup

This mudroom was part of a larger kitchen remodel.

The existing mudroom included lots of cabinetry, but was really more of a pantry than a mudroom. We added handy storage for shoes, lovely decorative hooks and some decorative tile to add style to the space.

Design Objectives:

  • Increase storage capacity for shoes
  • Include hooks for jackets/hats/bags
  • Solution for corralling gloves/hats/gear
  • Add pretty details to upgrade the space

The Remodel

Design Challenges:

  • Be sure the style of mudroom is cohesive with the kitchen
  • Include enough storage to keep clutter out of the kitchen
  • Feature pretty details to upgrade what could be a utilitarian space

Design Solutions:

  • Add cubbies for shoes and boots
  • Include a shelf for baskets to store hats/gloves/seasonal items
  • Repeat “Railings” paint color on mudroom cabinetry (same as island)
  • Feature lovely decorative tile on entire shelf wall for drama and interest

The Renewed Space

This timeless mudroom offers plenty of storage and is a lovely place to enter this vintage home.

Check out the home’s other remodeled spaces that were a part of this project:

Our Process | Get to Know Us

  • Drury Design Custom – Railings paint on maple
  • Vadara Quartz – Serena Bianco
Size of Space:
  • Approx 6′ 3″ x 7′ 6″

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