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Building your dream home: Building the mudroom

Building your dream home: Building the mudroom

From the Building your Dream Home: Follow these steps series
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If you’re looking to add function to your dream home, a mudroom is a great place to start.

Generally located next to the garage, a mudroom serves as a buffer to keep rain, snow and mud from being tracked through your home. It’s also an excellent place for cubbies or lockers for shoes and backpacks to decrease the amount of clutter around your home. Adding a closet will give you extra storage when it’s time to pack away the winter gear.

Some builders like to combine the mudroom and laundry room, but I prefer separate spaces, keeping your clean clothes away from the mud and clutter.

Remember to give serious consideration to the flooring. Vinyl, tile or hardwood are easier to clean after snow boots pile up. Carpet is a definite no in this area. And it’s easy to overlook the placement of light switches in functional areas, so remember to put one at both ends of the room.

Next week we’ll move on to another great functional space: the laundry room.

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About the author

Vladimir Oulianov has been a specialist in energy-efficient homes in Lincoln since 2002. He is ranked in the top 100 real estate agents in the U.S. and is the top Salesperson in Lincoln for the last 6 years. Other awards include a Lincoln’s Choice Award from the Lincoln Journal Star for Best real estate agent, a 40 under 40 Award from the Lincoln Business Journal and Realtor of the Year from Woods Bros Realty.

Vladimir's Real Estate Services believes in Fair Housing and an Equal Opportunity for all. Contact him at 402-890-0535 or


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