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Transform Your Home’s Hardest-Working Spaces With Paint

Why these often-overlooked areas deserve your attention


Your homes hardest-working spaces deserve a second look. You know the ones. The front door and entryway you breeze through with barely a glance, the laundry room you close off when guests come, and the mudroom with its lineup of shoes and boots. Imagine these spaces with a fresh coat of beautiful color that can withstand the coat throwing, door slamming, and mud tracking of your busy life. With the right paint, these overlooked spaces can be transformed into something you’ll stop, notice, and want to show off.

The Mudroom

A mudroom can be a big selling point in a new home. For those who don’t have one, it feels decadent to have designated space to store backpacks, shoes, and coats and, in some cases, even bicycles and strollers. Show yours off by giving it a fresh coat of paint that will cover scuff marks and fingerprints. If you have young kids, don’t be afraid to choose a playful color, like Goody Gumdrop that will highlight their bright coats and backpacks. If your kids are older or this is a room for grown-up toys only, get as sophisticated and regal as you like.
See mudroom paint ideas. 

The Laundry Room

Doing laundry may feel like dirty work but the room can be clean and inviting. Before choosing your paint colors, take an inventory of all the things in the room that can be painted — cabinets, walls, trim — and everything that can serve as accents — appliances, laundry baskets, ironing board cover. Then have fun transforming the space into a room you’ll enjoy being in … even on sports uniform wash days.
Explore paint ideas for your laundry room. 

The Entryway

The entryway encompasses everything from a few steps outside your front door to the threshold and all the way to your first interior rooms. In some houses it’s a large area and in others it’s small, but it’s always an important space. This is your impression-setter for visitors and, even more importantly, the space that welcomes you and your family home. Think about how you want to be greeted and make that a reality.
Find paint inspiration for your entryway.



Give these spaces a makeover that will keep them looking clean and beautiful. What are you waiting for?

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