A DIYer transforms a closet into a mudroom.
Behind the doors of a hall closet, a mini mudroom was waiting to emerge. All it took was a DIYer determined to get her family on an organizational track.
A month after moving into her suburban Dallas home, Jessica Nickerson was done with daily stuff piling up. She found the solution in a closet near her garage. After removing the closet doors, Jessica saw the potential of the 3-footdeep space; it instantly seemed more like a room. “There’s no rule that a closet has to stay a closet,” she says. “Your home has to work for you.”
The closet became a mudroom when she installed a bench and bookcases.
Now Jessica and her husband can always find their keys, and their two girls know where bike helmets and backpacks belong. “It’s nice to have a space where there are clear-cut expectations about where things go. Staying organized feels so much more achievable now.”