Allan Wiggins and his family of Suwanee, Georgia turned a spartan laundry into a well-appointed mudroom for less than a grand. They loved having their laundry room right off the kitchen, but it seemed like the space wasn't being put to good use. Shown here, Son Tanner, 5, gears up for soccer on the new built-in bench
. New cabinets, labeled shelves, and coat hooks add function while beadboard paneling and curved corbels lend some charm.
Allan saved money by building the cabinet boxes, and finishing the installation
himself. The new mudroom provides plenty of storage space for laundry detergent, pet food, bulk supplies, and the kids' school and sports gear.
See more of this budget remodel in A Low-Cost Mudroom for Tidying Up Kids' Gear