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Hall Closet Redo / New Mud Room Area

Sometimes we end-up being grateful for the “uh-ohs” that occur in life.

A few months ago I came home to a garage floor COVERED in water (always an uh-oh).  After turning off the water to the house (Yep, I am self-sufficient like that), I determined that it was leaking from the wall leading to the house.  I called the hubster and we called our insurance company.

Long story short, we had a slab leak and we couldn’t have been more lucky that it was contained to such a small area of the house.  While we did have to give-up using the downstairs toilet throughout most of the construction (a pain when you little one still needs YOU to walk all the way upstairs and “wipe” them), the end results were worth it.

I had been dreaming for a while about making a mud-room in that area of the house anyway and after learning that it would be thousands just to find out if we could relocate the toilet in order to make said mud-room, I went to work re-working my dream.


What resulted was the conversion of our downstairs coat closet into a mud-area of sorts; drawers for shoes (a huge deal for me considering it used to look like a shoe store at the bottom of our stairs), hooks for jackets, a fun reading nook / seat for putting on your shoes, baskets for Jiu Jitsu uniforms, hats, umbrellas, etc.

WAY more useful than a closet that used to just collect junk and a few jackets.

My silver lining…

I have to apologize for the awful pictures.  That hallway is a little tight, so it was hard to get the right angle…you get the jest. 

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