Marvelous Mudroom

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Halen getting ready to give her dog a shower

Get inspired by this mudroom, dog spa and laundry combo

It’s hard to believe, but not too long ago, this light and airy space was a cramped laundry room tucked under the stairs and covered in jungle leaf wallpaper. When designer Halen Adair moved in, she knew it was the first space she needed to tackle. Borrowing some unused storage space from the garage, she expanded the space to create a fresh, functional design that’s perfect for keeping things clean, and that includes her two dogs.

Mudroom, laundry room and doggie spa combo


Dog wash station. We love our four-legged friends, but no one loves cleaning up muddy paw prints or giving their fur-babies a dreaded bath in a family bathroom. Installing a dog wash station is a perfect solution. The entry point is low, making it easier for Halen’s two large-breed dogs, Gus and Harley, to get in and out. The textured subway tile on the walls and the black hexagonal floor tile are from Floor & Decor, and the hand-held sprayer is by Delta.

Washer and dryer. The older washer and dryer were past their prime and would have stuck out like sore thumbs in this new design, so new units from LG were purchased to better match the black and white design.

Entryway. Organization is key to creating great design. By moving the entryway next to the garage door in the former washer and dryer space, Halen created a great landing zone for coats, shoes and purses when coming home after a long day on her feet. The cabinet storage is from B2B Cabinet, and the bench was a great find from HomeGoods.

Farmhouse sink. Who doesn’t love a good farmhouse sink? This was actually a lucky find off of Facebook Marketplace that ties in perfectly with the farmhouse design. A black, pull-down faucet by Delta was added to match knobs and pulls that were purchased online at Wayfair.

mudroom with dog shower and laundry area

Halen’s Design Tips:

• Create a space for your needs. A dog washing station isn’t practical for everyone, but it is for me and so I added one.

Designate space for your tasks. Laundry takes up a lot more space than you think. So on top of giving myself some more headroom, I also incorporated a folding table to put clean clothes on. 

Mudroom room storage and dog sleeping area

mudroom and laundry combo


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  Halen Adair is an Assistant Lead Designer at House of Design. Tamra Peters, owner of House of Design, took a chance on Halen after seeing this DIY mudroom project. Now under Tamra’s mentorship, Halen is pursuing her dream career in the design industry.
  House of Design is a comprehensive design firm that tackles interior design, staging and more for homeowners across Atlanta. Check out more of their work at or follow them on Instagram at @houseofdesignga.







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