I have another fun pool house “before and after” for you today! This little coastal pool house mudroom used to be a dark and dingy room where we just kept pool chemicals and cobwebs… So, I’m so excited that it’s actually a useable space now!
Brace yourself for the BEFORE
Coastal Pool House Mudroom
Again, this flooring from Mirth Studio really makes the space!
We originally wanted to add built-in cabinets and hooks, etc. over here more like a traditional mudroom. However, we ended up nixing that idea for a free-standing piece of furniture instead. I realized I wanted a little more flexibility in this space since I’m not 100 percent sure how we will use everything over here yet. Not to mention it saved a lot of money going this route too!
I found this fun green cabinet for this wall. It’s metal vs wood, so I don’t need to worry about it being ruined from wet towels or sunscreen, etc…
I was unsure if I would like the fact that you can see through the doors at first. However, if your kids/husband are anything like mine, in that they can’t see something unless it’s in front of their face, I think this may be a bonus! I think it will also be helpful for guests as well.
I added baskets on the bottom to keep sunscreen and goggles stored away as well.
These larger baskets will store more towels, or maybe one will store clean ones, and one dirty ones? Again, I’m sure I’ll change this space several times this summer once we are using it more. I shared this basket in the bathroom last week, but it actually blocked the closet door in there, so I switched them both to being out here for now.
I’m thinking I may add a bench or maybe some more hooks on this wall over here? Just thinking out loud as usual.
You may remember these fun prints from my mood board. And yes, they are a bit large and in charge in here. Their oversized size was a necessity to cover up the ugly electrical box. So yes, the scale is a bit in your face for a small room (well in photos anyway), but actually in real life it works plus is better than staring at the electrical box eyesore.
You can see the electrical box in this “before” photo.
This mirror was one of the first things I bought for this space. I think the room was still at the studs last spring when I bought it, so it was so fun to finally hang it up! Hanging it across from the window reflects the light (and the pool once it’s open) and brightens the space up so much.
It’s so bright in here in fact it’s hard to read the vertical planked walls in these photos, but I’ll be giving a little tour over on Instagram later this week.
Oh and the new staircase! Before the stairs were a weird DIY combo that the previous owners built with the landing being an old folding tabletop! Seriously, a few homemade steps leading to a tabletop with a ladder attached to make it the rest of the way :) So very happy to have this beautiful (and safe) staircase to replace that. I’ve had lots of questions about the newel post in here and our contractor just built it to match the ones in our house. I wanted something simple and classic.
I’m still playing around with styling in this space and just shopping my home for now, but wow it feels like a breath of fresh air to step through that door now!
If you missed the Pool House Bathroom reveal last week you can check it out here – Pool House Bathroom.
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Wall color – Extra White by Sherwin Williams
Wall material – MDF panels that were milled with a v-groove at 6 inch increments