Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Vintage Style Utility Sinks and Faucets for the Modern Mud Room

The back entry to old homes often opened into a small room where dirty shoes and clothes could be removed so that dirt would not be carried throughout the living spaces of the home. Not surprising, this room became known as the mud room. Once the attached garage became a fixture of new homes, it was thought that the mud room was no longer needed. However, the mud room has become popular once more. Although still serving as a transitional space from the outside to the inside of the home, today’s mud room is much more than a place to leave your dirty shoes. Cabinets and lockers have been added to provide additional storage for frequently used household items as well as lawn and garden items. Utility sinks are also now a common fixture of mud rooms. The mud room is the perfect location for a utility sink. Dirty hands washed, muddy shoes cleaned, the family dog bathed, and a refreshing drink of water obtained all without tracking dirt into the house.

Shop 4 Classics offers items that are highly functional and stylish, which makes them perfect for today’s mudrooms. Strom Plumbing’s vintage style wall mount faucets can be paired with a durable vitreous china utility sinks from American Standard and Kohler. Another option is the combination of Belle Foret’s square multipurpose fireclay sink and Belle Foret’s laundry faucet with pull down spray. Finally, don’t forget the many traditional garment hooks and utility hooks found in the Home Hardware section of our website as you complete your mud room shopping list.

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