Call us crazy, but we’d rather discard our muddy boots and wet raincoats in a pretty place. We’d prefer to put away our groceries in a well-organized and picture-perfect pantry. We’d favor folding laundry in a clean room with plenty of counter space.

Well farewell, cramped and cluttered spaces. Hello, pretty practical spaces!

“When planning out these spaces, we ask the question of how are you going to live in your home. We account for and accommodate all the needs you may have: pets, kids, grown-ups. How can the space be utilized to make it more functional?” Alan Looney, owner of Castle Homes, tells us.

Today, Alan walks us through pantries, butler’s pantries, mudrooms and laundry rooms to show us just how practical (and pretty) these spaces can be.

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