Mudrooms to Die For

Mudrooms to Die For

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Cleaning up before coming in for dinner—or snagging a snack—is easy at this house, where the back door opens into a combined mudroom and kitchen pantry. It features a hand washing station, a stainless steel counter, open shelving, and a family message board.

Make a Mudroom That Works for You

This open, 18-inch-deep “closet” is carved out of the stair wall leading to the kitchen/living space. The bottom shelf, which overhangs the built-in by 2 inches, doubles as a seat and pit stop for grocery bags. The upper shelf stows hats, plus items the homeowners wish to keep out of reach of their small children.

Make a Mudroom That Works for You

Keep shoes from piling up near your front door via Megan Reardon

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No mudroom in your house? Try Wildon Home's storage bench with a trio of drawers under its seat. $169 at Wayfair.

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Shiplap siding serves as wainscoting in the mudroom entryway of this New Canaan, CT home by Michael Smith Architects.

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Ample windows and liberal amounts of white paint set the tone in this fresh cottage-style mudroom from Jenny Wolf Interiors.

RESIDENTIAL | Jenny Wolf Interiors

If the point of a mudroom is to contain mud...and if you've got a dog or two or more, wouldn't it be great to carve out space for a handy wash station like this?

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Cubbies in the mudroom encourage the kids to shed their gear before hitting the kitchen on the way in from the front porch. Garage access is around the corner to the right.

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Base cabinets in this mudroom hold tilt-out recycling bins. Handcrafted and installed by the homeowner, the drawers and random-pattern slate floor continue from the adjacent kitchen.

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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