The girls have been home on school holidays for a week now. I must admit, I am loving letting go of the school lunch-making routine and after-school activities. One of my other minor gripes was the school bags being dumped next to the kitchen bench. They would often sit in a pile until the next morning if I didn’t nag. So, high on my list for the new build is somewhere to house all these school-related bits and pieces. It doesn’t need to be a full mudroom but a space tucked away and out of sight. If I end up having the space, this is what I would include:
Hooks: for hanging the school and sports bags, umbrellas and hats
Drawers: underneath for storing shoes and library bags etc
Shelving: baskets break up the joinery and are another great storage option
Cupboard: perfect in a mudroom for storing winter coats (that take up valuable real estate in a wardrobe!).
Fabric opportunity: any excuse for a bench seat and cushion.
Yes, a mudroom would be marvellous.