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Mudrooms to Die For

Mudrooms to Die For

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Turn a closet at the entry into a functional nook by removing the door and adding shelves and hooks. via The Snug

best of the web: clutter-busting mudroom ideas

An awkward entry gains practical charm with a tower of open shelves, top cabinets with tilt-up doors, and a bench with curved supports. Simple battens hold coat hooks. Durable paneling and a soft shade of green paint knit the pieces together.

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A niche carved into the wall adjacent to the back door does more than store family outerwear. It makes a stunning design statement. | Photo Jeremy Bittermann | NYTimes

Interior Design | Ranch Style

A mudroom, off the front-facing side entrance, features a period-style bay window. Gym baskets and shoe cubbies keep kids' wear under control. Photo: Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

A 1940s House Makes a Fresh Start

From the Washington DC-based architect firm Neumann Lewis Buchanan, a fabulous mudroom.

Fernhill - Traditional - Entry - dc metro - by Neumann Lewis Buchanan Architects

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Sports equipment for an active family is hidden behind an attractive wall of cabinets in this mudroom by Haynes & Garthwaite.

Mudrooms That Really Clean Up

Get the most out of entry storage by giving each group of items its own designated space. Labels can help. | Photo: John Granen

Life-Changing Tips for a More Organized Home

Make organization a no-brainer with thoughtful placement. Put sports equipment or school bags on the way to the car or very nearby. Then kids can grab them as they're headed out the door and put them right back as they return. | Photo: Helen Norman

Life-Changing Tips for a More Organized Home

Use a dresser to help organize an entry area. Stash gloves, hats, and other outdoor accessories in the drawers. Keep a mirror on top for a look before heading out the door. | Photo: Burcu Avsar

Life-Changing Tips for a More Organized Home

Mini mudroom built at the base of stairs is an ideal place to take off shoes and store outdoor gear. | Belathee Photography


Just because you don't have a lot of room, doesn't mean you can't carve out a mudroom storage area. Here, a narrow bench at the back door is flanked by 15-inch cabinets filled with baskets for storing shoes, gloves, hats and such.

Mudroom Design - Cottage - laundry room - FGH Architects
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    Maralee Childs

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Sweet mudroom organization from the DesignMeetStyle team at the Home Depot.

Give a mudroom or entryway organization. | Design Meet Style

Just like a doormat, these mudroom cubby holes have carpet swatches inside to help remove dirt from work shoes. Plus, this space features a comfy spot for the family pooch to lounge. | Photo: Mark Scott

Wipe Your Feet -

Floor-to-ceiling cubbies with storage baskets, a deep farmhouse sink, plenty of counterspace and natural light make this mudroom as handsome as it is utilitarian. | Photo: Polly Wreford

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This brick-floored mudroom serves as a buffer between the house and garden, with a boot bench that doubles as storage. | Photo: Tria Giovan

Cape Remodel: Small Fixes, Lots More Function

Four unfinished pine modules were combined to create this efficient mudroom unit. To get the look, sand, prep and stain each unit. When fully dry, arrange the three larger modules vertically along your wall and lay the shorter module in front across the floor. Top it off with a soft, colorful cushion for a comfortable shoe-changing station. Shown here: Minwax Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner and Minwax PolyShades® in Classic Oak. | Photo: Courtesy of Minwax

10 Fun Furniture Makeovers

Use bluestone for a mudroom floor because it is boot-friendly. | Photo: Tria Giovan

The Added-On-To, Streamlined, Upgraded Modern Farmhouse

The built-in storage cabinets and desk in this mudroom were hand-built by the owner. The beadboard fronts match the cabinets in the adjacent kitchen

A Cottage Worth Sticking Around For

The mudroom has a barn-style door and a pine floor painted to mimic old linoleum | Photo: Tria Giovan

Farmhouse Addition: What's Old is New Again

The slate-tiled mudroom is tucked inside a stepped-back addition that opens to a gravel drive. | Photo: Laura Moss

A Neocolonial Room-By-Room Revival
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    Molly Humphrey

    Love the floor

This colorful DIY pallet bench, from Becky at BeyondthePicketFe..., would brighten any mudroom.

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The main entry has a bench for changing footwear and boot-friendly flooring made from reclaimed brick veneer. | Photo: Jim Westphalen

1830s Farmhouse Remodel Fit for a Family

The mini mudroom has hooks, drawers, and baskets to catch bags and outerwear just inside the heavily trafficked back door. | Photo: Alex Hayden

A Busted Open, Brightened Up Kitchen

What do you think of this mudroom tucked under the stairs? |