top of page
  • hillareeh

Mudroom + Laundry Reveal :: BM Modern Cottage

Situated perfectly between the garage, side entry and kitchen is this beautiful Mudroom and Laundry space. There were definitely some tricky space planning solutions we had to solve, like incorporating a sink in a narrow space but the result is beautiful!


Design Challenge:

Whenever I work with clients on their existing homes we always come up against a few challenges and make changes to the plans to make every space function as well as it can. This space was no different. My client was planning to add on a dining room, extend their existing kitchen and create a laundry space off of their new garage and it was my job to help everything fit and function at its best within that space.

When designing the kitchen area we needed to hide the depth of their refrigerator so they could have a regular depth fridge which created a little alcove of wall we could utilize in the laundry room. It was narrow but I knew there was enough space to make it wonderful.

We also needed to create a mudroom space for these hardworking farmers to keep their boots and coats. The white door shown here at the end of their existing kitchen is where the mudroom built in is now!


The Solution

The builder kept pushing to have the washer and dryer against the garage wall but I knew they would lose much needed storage and space in front of the washer and dryer if we moved it against that wall and so we came up with a better solution.

A sink in their laundry area was a must and so we found a fabulous narrow farmhouse sink and positioned the faucet to the side instead of against the wall. The little moment right when you walk into the space is as charming as it is functional! On the floor we used a tile look Luxury Vinyl Plank for durability and to keep the floor warmer than using a tile. We were able to shift the new garage door down to create a little closet to keep the larger laundry baskets and also this fabulous mud room alcove.

In the mudroom we used a durable tongue and groove on the back wall painted in a fabulous blue. The polished nickel hooks and lighting add just the right amount of sparkle while the custom wood bench adds just the right amount of texture. Both balancing each other. We used a great zellige style tile (Cloe from Bedrosians) to create a backsplash behind the sink against the leathered black granite countertop.

I love how this space turned out and I hope you do too! Check out the photos and design drawings here along with the sources at the end!

It's so fulfilling seeing a home transform into something as beautiful and functional as this home has become. Its working so well for this family already and I hope it serves them well for years to come! Stay tuned for a look at the kitchen and primary bathroom remodel on the blog and on instagram. Thank you so much for being here and supporting me as I work to create beauty everywhere I go!

❤️/ Hillaree


Wall Color: White Flour, Sherwin Williams

Cabinet Color: I can't remember right now but I'm checking 😅

Flooring: Luxury Vinyl Tile

Hardware Finish: Polished Nickel

Backsplash Tile: Cloe Ceramic Tile in White


Recent Posts

See All


bottom of page