We do have a basement in our Utah home. I haven’t shared much of it…today I wanted to share our mudroom that has a basement entrance to our backyard, which leads right to the pool. It will be a great space for pool goers to access a bathroom, a place to grab towels, shower and grab a beverage. Figuring out the towel situation was probably the only annoying thing about having a pool…I know, first world problems. But having a pool in our previous home made me aware that towels need to be part of the pool plan!!
Let me elaborate on the towels. One too many times kids would get out to the pool and say “I don’t have a towel” so someone would have to run into the house dripping wet to get one. First time it happened we told our kids that they weren’t allowed to get in the pool before making sure they had a towel. But friends would come and the story would repeat. Then what do you do with the wet towels after?? Oh the saga. 😉
Now we will have a place to grab towels, in a mud room with tile floor. And a place to hang towels, in an open locker type concept. Towel saga over. There ARE other solutions we found in CT. We had a Rubbermaid cabinet outside for towels (the kids just had to remember to check if towels were in it). It worked well to keep the towels from getting wet if it rained. And we did just hang hooks on our fence for towels to hang to dry.
You can see the Rubbermaid cabinet we had for towels off to the right (I can’t find it online anymore). It kept them dry if it rained too.
Then just put hooks on the fence for towels to dry.
Mudroom and Pool Room Design Plan-
- Yellow Light– I did two of these for this space, since that light is only 12″
- Swimmer Wallpaper– in LOVE with this!!!! This wallpaper is really going to make this space so fun!
- Washer and Dryer– we ordered these in white (did black on our main floor). I wrote all about our washer and dryer choice on this post.
- Honeycomb Tile Floor– doing this where the lockers are and washer and dryer.
- Lockers Inspiration Source– I really like how there is a bench and hooks on all sides- reminds of an actual locker room! Gave this photo to our cabinet maker.
- Sconces- (swoon! ps- other color options)– these will go in the wet bar area over two shelves and simple cabinets.
- Saffron Subway Tile– just ordered this, it will match the honeycomb tile color.
- Opal Countertop Ice Maker– we will have this on our wet bar for sure! Grab a drink full of ice and head out to the pool.
- Berkey Gravity-Fed Water Filter– we LOVE this filtered water dispenser, it will be perfect at a wet bar area.
- SMEG Fridge– I have been dying to do pink appliances for awhile! This fun wet bar by our mudroom was the perfect opportunity for pink!!!
This is what our mudroom/pool room looks like now. Straight ahead, by the door is where the lockers will go. We are getting a new door, one with a window to let in more light.
Our washer and dryer will go here, with a cabinet over the washer and dryer. To the left is where I want to do the swimmer wallpaper.
And this is where our wet bar will go. Yesterday we actually decided to add a sink, I figured a sink would come in handy to rinse out cups etc. Wouldn’t you? The fridge will be on the far right, a PINK fridge!
Did a quick basic mock-up! Wasn’t sure I was going to do the mustard tile. What do you think?? See another option…
This Cement White Scallop (another scallop option HERE) is so fun (not to scale in my mock-up). But the design feels very fun.
What look is your favorite??
Krystin Sweetland says
Love the scallop tile!!
Love the white scallop tile!!
Love it ALL! So cute, can’t wait to see it! And the mustard tile 💛
Love the yellow!! So fun!!
Jackie Foster says
White scallop tile is my vote! Then do mustard accessories or beach towels, etc. So fun! Can’t wait to see it all come together!🌞
Scallop is my fave! Mustard seems to compete with the pink fridge and you can always add some fun mustard accents. Gorgeous as always, Brooke! Your design inspires me!
White scallop!! Makes the pink fridge pop!
Really like the mustard .I,personally would do a grey cabinet with it. Also like the scallops.
White scallop is my favorite and continue with the mustard accent. I love your design.
White scallop with mustard accents or lights. Of course I’m sure I will love whatever you put in there. I’m a big fan of your design choices!
Oh yes!! I love the mustard tile! It adds a fun pop of color 🤩 Love following the progress!
For the towels…. where is the closest laundry for them? Maybe a washer/dryer in there would be good! Or in a nearby closet? I really like the white scalloped tile – seems very water like 🙂
nestingwithgrac[email protected] says
The washer and dryer is right in this space, by the backdoor! yay!
Hanna Sparks says
I cannot wait to see all of this progress!!!
I like the white scallop best!
Kelly Curry says
Love the white scallop! Whatever you decide on will turn out great though! 🙂
Sarah Ettelman says
The mermaid (scallop) tile for sure! Keeps it fun and playful, but also less business…you need a place fir eyes to rest.
I’m lovin the scalloped tile here. Whatever you choose will look fabulous for sure. So fun to watch you transform your home to your style!
SCALLOP!! Thank you for this lovely blog!!! I have so enjoyed reading it and seeing how your style has changed over time. Thank you for sharing it with us:)
I love the cement scallop tile!!!!
Becky Jacobs says
Love that scallop tile.
I think the scallop is classy and real makes the pink refrigerator pop with style! And, you could use mustard as an accent color (among others). Whatever you decide will be absolutely marvelous, darling! 🤍💖💛
White scallop 🤍 (love that pink frig)
Ooo the mustard title is fantastic! This is going to be such a fun space!
The white scallop, 100%
I love the three options you have for backsplash but I’m not sure about the fronts specially with gold handles, but maybe it’s just me not being bold as you in design. I’m sure it will turn fabulous.
Love mustard yellow – but love the white scalloped tile for this area – so fun!!
White scallop, mermaid design 🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍 can’t wait to see this fun space!
I absolutely love the terra-cotta tile and imagine the texture would add so much to the wall but whatever you choose will be fabulous and so fun! I love the wallpaper choice too. Your home is so uniquely yours!
Scallop tiles, upside down!!
All options are super cute and fun.
So jealous of the functionality of the space! Wish all builders thought the way you do!
I love how playful the scallops are but the mustard color is fantastic! How fun would it be if they made the scallop tile in the mustard color?! Cannot wait to see this space come together!