Porch House // A (Finished!) White and Wood Mudroom

THE PORCH HOUSE

The Porch House mudroom is finished (!!!), but I suppose that’s obvious since we sold the house last month 😉 The mudroom – which doubles as a laundry, storage, and wash room – gets the best natural light and is conveniently located next to the kitchen and back door.  But probably my favorite feature about this room is the original wood shiplap wall.

The Grit and Polish - Porch Mudroom Reveal shoes

Swoon!  Can you believe that Garrett found that wood shiplap underneath layers of peeling wallpaper?! He just kept peeling and peeling and the wood kept on coming. Goodness, I love old houses! We chose to leave the wood unfinished but did give the rough boards a good sanding so they’re smooth to the touch.

The other finishes in the mudroom are designed to compliment the adjacent kitchen: a marble countertop, white paint, an Elkay sink and faucet, and continuous white oak flooring.

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I did a whole post about the Elkay sink and faucet late last year, but for the record, I love them.  The sink is deep and the attractive faucet extends, which is super useful for cleaning out paint brushes and washing questionable substances off kiddo’s shoes (hypothetically of course ;).

The Grit and Polish - Porch Mudroom Washer and Dryer

The primary function of this room is laundry so we bought a GE front-loading washer and dryer from our local appliance store.  The marble shelf above the laundry should help with sorting and folding.

This space also houses the hot water heater.  Remember when we needed an entire utility room for a hot water heater?  In 2018, we need no such thing.  The hot water source for the entire 2000sf Porch House is tucked into a nook next to the sink.

The Grit and Polish - Porch Mudroom Reveal Hot Water Heater

Bam. It’s certainly not the prettiest part of the mudroom, but there’s something kind of lovely about it’s utilitarian-ness too.  The entire room is under the watchful eyes of George Washington (a free download from Melissa). I printed a couple sizes of this whimsical print and have already used them at the Porch House and at the Farmhouse.  Love it!

As much as I love this mudroom, I’m anticipating helping the new owners of the Porch House (aka, Nana and Papa) with a couple of future changes.  Mainly adding open shelving or a shoe-changing bench in front of the shiplap wall, depending on what they need.  And if the washer and dryer are too loud, we could also add a glass door at the mudroom entrance.The Grit and Polish - Porch Mudroom Reveal 2.2

Mudroom sources

paint: BM Simply White / rug / sink (ricotta) / faucet (lustrous steel)/ George Washington print (free download) / picture frame / green rain boots / leather boots / women’s hat (similar) /

Other Mudroom Posts

Design PlanThe mudroom sink

xoxo

-Cathy

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  1. It’s beautiful! That wooden wall is making me swoon. We have a small laundry closet upstairs –
    and it’s super practical because it’s right near the bedrooms. But I desperately need it to work better. Fingers crossed that we can make some simple changes this year.

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