An update on the big mudroom project that we’ve been working on so much over the last few months!
We’ve been working on a big mudroom project for the last few months and I thought it was time for a little update! The mini back hall mudroom was completed back in the summer and it really made such a huge difference in our everyday lives that we decided it was time to tackle our big main mudroom. This is the entrance that most people use when they come to our house, and it’s right in the front of the house off of the kitchen.
We showed you how this whole project started a few weeks ago and things are definitely looking much better now!
First of all, and maybe most exciting of all, is the fact that this room is now completely structurally sound. It used to be a porch that was closed in when it was already starting to sag off of the house, but now it’s completely strong, sturdy, and level. This is also now a fully indoor space that can be used comfortably all year round, so that’s going to be huge for us.
To hold up the new roof, Chris installed a new beam and he also re-worked the rafters, so we’re actually going to be gaining a few inches of ceiling height.
Where We’re at With the Mudroom Project Right Now
As I speak right now, the walls are in, which you can see here, but we’ve also installed the windows and the entry door since we took these photos!
Out next steps are to install new soffits and then insulate the walls and the ceiling. And then of course there will eventually be some pretty design elements going into the space, once we get all of the necessary stuff taken care of.
It may seem pretty bare-bones now, but when you start out with a hole in the ground, even a basic structure like this is pretty exciting! If you’ve ever lived in a 120 year old house, then you totally know what I’m talking about. 🙂
I can’t wait to have this space open to the kitchen and to just walk in here to put some mittens or a winter hat away without even thinking about it.
Have you ever taken on an addition or a mudroom project like this in your home?
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.