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our mud room take 2 + slate tile floor

Emily Oster

Remember - how back in October I wrote this post about how we were just about ready to start our mud room renovation? Well, I definitely spoke/blogged too soon because it has yet to happen. In hindsight, the delay was a good thing as after almost a year of living in the space we have a better idea of what the big picture for the house will hopefully be. So lesson learned and with round 2 of renovation planning, I am going to be more cautious about saying when this construction project is actually going to happen. However, we did have our first (round 2) contractor this past Friday and I am pretty excited about the potential of the project :).

Our desires for the room are pretty much the same as what they were back in the fall with the big exception of adding in a half bath. Key room features include:

- bringing the washer and dryer up from the basement
- new floor and ceiling - bye bye carpet and popcorn treatment
- adding storage - coats, shoes, dog stuff etc.
- drop all space - keys, mail, cell phones etc.
- utility sink 
- dog area

By adding in a half bath, we will cut down substantially on storage space but with an idea of opening up the kitchen and doing away with our current first floor bath, its a must for the project. 

So far I have just been working on getting the layout right and haven't focused on the finishes. I have, however, given some thought to the floor. I know we want to do some sort of tile and I am thinking slate or maybe a penny tile. Being that it is a mud room, it will probably come down cost and what we think will function the best - more research needed. 

Below are some slate floor inspiration images that I have been checking out.

from top left - slate mosaic via Home Depot - herringbone pattern via STUDIO MCGEE -  striped pattern via This Old House - bathroom via Design Dot - laundry room source unknown - small brick pattern via Chic Design Investments -  bathroom via Centsational Girl

from top left - slate mosaic via Home Depot - herringbone pattern via STUDIO MCGEE -  striped pattern via This Old House - bathroom via Design Dot - laundry room source unknown - small brick pattern via Chic Design Investments -  bathroom via Centsational Girl