Bright & Tidy Mudroom
An old brick mudroom gets a bright facelift with lots of natural light.
Refinishing this space — an uninsulated, brick-walled "heat-loss zone" — entailed framing, insulating and drywalling it, plus closing in a small window and adding a skylight. Now, this gateway from the kitchen to the backyard and basement is an inviting airy space. A bench built from Ikea cabinets offers storage.