The previous owners of Amanda's house had their hearts in the right place, it's hard to argue with more storage, but the execution left a lot to be desired. Amanda made some super saavy storage decisions, switched up the lighting and got lucky with some surprise hardwood. Check it out!
From Amanda: The previous owners of our house closed in part of the front porch to make a huge closet at the front of the home. While we loved the extra storage it added, it was dark, cold and had very poor lighting. We knew we wanted to turn it into a functional mudroom.
We gutted the entire room, replacing the insulation to provide more warmth during the winter. We found hardwood floors underneath layers of old carpet and tile and had those refinished. We removed the shoddy lighting and put in an overhead light with a new switch and then added the drywall and beadboard. For storage, we put 2 benches in with baskets to store sandals, hats and gloves.
Overall the project cost us around $500 and has made such a huge difference in keeping the entrance to our house organized.
Thank you, Amanda!