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How to turn a corner of your garage into a mudroom with ample storage

diy - garage mudroom

Guys, talk about excitement! And well, a little bit of shame because this project took me so long to complete. I'm pretty sure you don't want to hear about all the troubles and tribulations with this project, so we better get onto this reveal! 

However, before looking at the pretty pictures we have to see the before. Many of you, my regular readers, can skip this part. But if you're new to RemodelaCasa, I have to show you this, our garage. Well, this is the before...

This was a picture taken at a point of frustration when there was stuff all over the place and I could hardly move around. There, in the back right corner is the door to get inside the house.
Messy garage
Here's a close-up of this awkward platform leading up into the laundry room. I could hardly store or display anything here. We had to go up those steps and then a bit to the right to get into the doorway. 

It's hard to see, but a little bench was always there to the right and a big pile of shoes was lazily tossed inside and outside that basket.
How to turn a corner of your garage into a mudroom
This was the view looking out the door from the laundry room. The photo to the right was my inspiration which I shared with you guys at the beginning of this project.

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How to turn a corner of your garage into a mudroom
Mudroom by Form Collective from Houzz |

Well, today is reveal day! 

I'm going to skip the building process, but you can find all the links to all that was done here, at the end of this post.

Here is my new view of that same spot. Eeeeeeek I'm loving it!!! 🖤🖤🖤
Mudroom out of the garage
| Pendant Lamp | Rug | Slate Tile | Boots |

And here standing on the steps, in the garage, is the view toward the laundry room. I brought my fiddle leaf into my new space, she fits so perfectly there. I might need to move it soon since there's not enough light for her in that spot. I'm already working on something for that little wall.

My last post about this little mudroom was all about the doors and that faux cabinet that is close to the laundry room. The switches and garage door opener are still there which gives them away, but even my husband keeps on trying to open those doors! :D
a little corner of the garage is transformed into a mudroom

This picture below was taken through the window, hence the shadows that you see there. It was the only way I could get this wide shot.
How to turn a corner of your garage into a mudroom with lots of storage

I'm totally obsessed with these Liberty Artesia cabinet pulls and knobs, they're so sleek!

On the left, I'm using those real cabinets to store laundry and kitchen necessities on the top, while the long bottom cabinet is used for shoe storage.

A couple days ago I was customizing those water hyacinth baskets. The ones for the boys got their bottoms spray painted, and the ones for my daughter and I got a tassel garland each.
How to turn a corner of your garage into a mudroom with lots of storage

I debated on adding a shelf underneath the bench, and in the end, I tossed that idea to try and give a bit more openness to this tiny room.

One last-minute easy project was to glam up the back cabinet with wallpaper and motion sensor lights. 
Cleaning gadgets are stored below and up there on those shelves I already have paper towel rolls at the ready. 
One of the baskets is full of winter hats, and the other's still empty. I might remove those baskets later on and I'll probably install sliding doors like I did with the door below them.
Mudroom - cleaning cabinet storage
| Wallpaper | Motion Sensor Lights | Door | Lock Set |

Some of the shoes, especially the boots that were in the basket were put inside a plastic bag this entire time. When I brought them here, they were so dusty and covered with sawdust! I might need to give them a good cleaning soon.

That little sign that I created with my Silhouette makes me smile: The Mud Room - The dirt stops here - How I wish it were true! :D

I also love that wreath, I got it at The Lucketts Store.

How to turn a corner of your garage into a mudroom with shoe storage
| Hatwater hyacinth baskets |

One of my final decisions in this mudroom project was painting the ceiling black. I like how it immediately changed the mood of the room. Remember that during the final phases of this project there was another light in here? I had a black pendant that I loved, but sadly the light I got with that fixture was not enough in here.

This new pendant that I got at Ikea is not only very economical, and gives me way more light than the one before, but I also like all the texture and organic feel to it.

Oh, I also painted the laundry room door black. My first black door and I'm so happy with it. I haven't painted the other door, you can see I haven't added the little plugs to cover the screws. I think I might keep that one white.
How to turn a corner of your garage into a mudroom

Now, one of the biggest features in this room is that huge thrifty window! This room would have felt claustrophobic without it. Louie 🐶 loves it! He can keep an eye on me when I'm working there in the garage, or even better he can gossip about the neighborhood dogs.
mudroom built in corner of the garage

I adore the slate flooring, but a rug was a necessity here. I went for a good punch of color to enhance this monochromatic design.

Remodelacasa - Mudroom

Well, I couldn't let you go without showing you the regular before and afters.
Garage mudroom before and after

Louie's here standing in almost the exact same spot. For the new pic, he kept on coming right in front of me! He can't keep away from the paparazzi :) 
Garage mudroom before and after

Garage mudroom before and after

Oh, and I almost forgot to show you the garage side. We can still park two cars in here. I put all that vertical space to good use.
Garage with mudroom built

I hope you have enjoyed and gotten a few ideas from this project to try in your own home.

The next part of this garage organization is painting those floors, I already have all the materials ready to tackle that job. Stay tuned!

UPDATE: The garage floors were painted! You can see that transformation right HERE. It makes a HUGE difference!

Here are all the projects that were tackled during this mudroom build:

The mudroom plan

DIY - Garage platform

How to frame a mudroom in the garage

How to build an indoor staircase

How to install slate tile

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  1. I just absolutely LOVE what you need here! Jealous to the point that I’m going to have to think about something similar in my garage. Outside my laundry room is a huge wasted space and this would definitely held with my storage issues. Thanks for sharing this great project.


    1. That's exactly how I felt with all the wasted space close to the door. The way they designed that small platform was so wrong. Hopefully you can find a way to put all that space to good use. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind message, Lugene!

  2. Oh my word, this turned out to be such a fabulous addition to your home and how it functions. It also looks absolutely beautiful. You are amazing, such talent.

  3. You are amazing. Just amazing....First of all, to have the vision to create this and then to actually DO the work! It's beautiful, Cristina! Congrats!

  4. I love this so, so much. We have a weird space in our garage that I would love to turn into a mud room, though I think my husband would kill me if I tried to do this much. That black ceiling -
    Holy cow - inspired!!!

  5. it looks awesome! Useful and beautiful, and good for the puppy (I know my priorities!) Love all the details. from sign to wall paper to painted basket, just lovely!

  6. It's a fantastic space. Your skills are impressive, too. Love Louie in the photos.

  7. Sooooo impressive! Your vision is amazing!

  8. What a totally wonderful transformation! You have such incredible vision to be able to make something beautiful and functional out of a little landing. I love that Louie gets excited about your projects as well. The changes you are making in your home have me looking at our home through a "different lens" ... maybe we could do something...

  9. WOW!!! OMG! That is the most amazing thinking-outside-the-box genius transformation of all time!!!!

    Well done. I am shocked. You have a great design mind. That truly is remarkable!

  10. This mudroom is nicer than my house!!! You did a superb job. Love every single detail. ~~ Susie from Chelsea Project

  11. You did such an amazing job with this whole project Cristina!! I absolutely love your work, you're incredible! Your version is even prettier than your inspiration photo!!

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