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Mudroom Mailroom Your first line of defense against the assault of mail should be near the door you come in with your daily stack. Add a paper shredder and voila!

Simple built-ins to create a mudroom or storage anywhere from a kids room to a laundry room by adding shelves or a deeper bench for sitting. Or instead of custom, buy two thrify store bookcases and paint them, bolt them to your wall and add wainscotting between them. Then pick up a thift store bench and cut it to fit. Add the hooks and you're set. - interiors-designed.com

$324 Mudroom

Two bookcases ($34.99) anchor this makeover. The baseboard wrapping the base creates a custom-built look. For extra storage, divide the bottom units to create cubbies for shoes.

EXPEDIT NO LONGER AVAILABE. Buy KALLAX instead. This is the Ikea Expedit Shelving $139 and the Hemnes dresser $299. TOTAL: $438. CRAFTY STORAGE: Marleene Craft Room