Mudrooms: Should You Stage?
Lots of homebuyers are starting to add mudrooms to their wish lists while house hunting. Especially with the harsh winters, having a space to transition form outside to inside is essential.
Could staging a mudroom win the hearts of potential buyers?
Some homes already have a space carved out for a mudroom and if you’re lucky enough to have the space to create a mudroom, there are different ways to add a mudroom to your listing.
Cubby storage space:
Add storage space on one wall near the entry way. This can be used for hiding kids shoes, toys or winter accessories in baskets.
A bench is not only a place to sit down while putting on shoes, it can also be a great storage solution to an otherwise small space. If you don’t have a designated mudroom space, placing a bench in a designated entry-way will create a mud-room style area.
If your home doesn’t have an entry way closet or a long enough space for a bench, add hooks to the wall to create the essence of a mudroom.
Don’t forget to accessorize.
A mudroom should be left un-staged. While decluttering and deep cleaning the space is a must – just as the name implies, mudrooms can get messy. Adding some accessories like a pair of rain boots and a nice area rug – just enough for the buyer to think, ‘that must be nice to have’ can go a long way.