It’s finally starting to feel like fall. Our weather the past few weeks has been more like the summer we were hoping to have. Make some time to get out and see the fall colours.
With Canadian Thanksgiving already behind us, it’s almost time for ghosts and goblins to start knocking on our doors for Hallowe’en treats.
One day last week, Ayr (a 30-minute drive from here) had SNOW! It turns out that it was fake snow, as crews are filming a new TV show.
Back to reality! Last month we talk about Mud Rooms. As promised, this month’s topic is Entryways.
The main entrance to your home can be very different if you have a mud room. If you don’t have the luxury of both, your entrance needs to perform both duties.
Most people want their main entrance to look like a page from a decorating magazine. Really think about this for a moment. Decide whether that’s realistic for your home.
Planning storage for your entryway requires making a list of everything that you would like to store there.
Do you have a closet to store outerwear and footwear?
Do you need to:
- add hooks to hang backpacks?
- hang a family calendar or checklist in your entry?
- have room for shelves?
- have a rack for shoes and/or a boot tray?
- have room for a chest of drawers?
- hang a mirror or artwork?
- have a table for mail and keys?
- have a bench or stool to sit on–where people can put on shoes and boots?
- have the budget for built-in cabinets?
Don’t forget to make use of vertical space for added storage. Baskets can conceal loose items and help keep your space tidy.
Take the time to plan your space. Remember, it has to be functional!
If your question hasn’t been answered here (or in the Mud Room article), please send me an email. I’ll do my best to help you solve your entryway and mud room challenges.
In case you missed last month’s topic, here’s the link to Mud Rooms.
Let’s get started and turn over another leaf!
Until next month,