Unique wood paneling made from old doors forms the back of this built-in and protects the drywall, since mudroom walls are often battered by flying book bags. Run paneling or a bench back up to the level of hooks (here, brawny iron ones) or shelves, usually about 5 to 5½ feet off the floor.

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Here, a storage bench combines with a wall shelf and a coat tree for a wallet-friendly setup that's as functional as a built-in. Wainscoting acts as a bench back and ties the pieces together.

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Hard-wearing beadboard provides a durable bench back in this mudroom and a ledge on top provides a safe spot for displaying collectibles.

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In this entry designed by architects Siemasko and Verbridge, a vintage door is repurposed as a backing for coat hooks; a length of pipe cleverly corrals umbrellas. Crown molding trims out the top and bottom, where it forms a tray. Find similar doors on Craigslist for about $100.

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A corner of a multi-purpose room with backyard access can become an inviting spot to pause for a change of footwear. For this cottage-style bench, general contractors Robert Anderson and Ellen Burcroff paid plenty of attention to period details throughout the rest of the home.

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Using our how-to instructions, create your own affordable custom storage wall by hitting the home center for stock materials.

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Thanks to a sun-kissed color scheme, plenty of natural light, and a bench that's also a window seat, this mudroom by builder Bret Franks is a place to hang out as well as hang up.

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Quirky furniture and accessories such as an old New York City transit-car bench and a galvanized-steel olive bucket, used to hold umbrellas, lend oodles of character to this vintage-style mudroom.

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In a small bungalow with three active boys, this built-in wardrobe just beyond the front stairs, looks like furniture with dedicated space for each family members' belongings.

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In this entry, a vintage door is repurposed as a backing for coat hooks; a length of pipe cleverly corrals umbrellas. Crown molding trims out the top and bottom, where it forms a tray.

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A corner of a multi-purpose room with backyard access can become an inviting spot to pause for a change of footwear. Here, a shelf-style bench that's open below shows off decorative brackets, which echo corbels in adjacent rooms. It also allows for an old-fashioned boot tray.

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Old framing studs form this bench top; you can get a similar look using a slab of butcher block. For adults to sit comfortably, build a bench seat 18 to 24 inches deep and 18 to 20 inches high. The open-cubby base can be made of hardwood, plywood, MDF, or even stock kitchen cabinetry sans doors, set atop a platform.

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If you've got the room, here's a clever way to add hidden storage to your mudroom.

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An existing niche or a shallow coat closet with outdated bi-fold doors removed offers a natural recess. Floating the lockers off the floor builds in bonus storage above and below without the need for building a platform and reworking the base (or crown) molding.

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Pretty, patterned wallpaper sets a welcoming tone suited to a space that sees high traffic but less heavy-duty wear and tear.

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A custom-built bench and plenty of hooks squeeze every bit of storage out of a tight space.

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A herringbone brick floor made from salvaged red-clay sidewalk blocks--sliced to tile thickness and set with mortar-- provide a scratch-proof surface underfoot iin this vintage-style vestibule.

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An entryway bench lends extra storage and character. Laundry baskets underneath hold towels or toys, and the addition can multitask as a handy seat or shelf for backpacks, groceries, or boxes.

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Thanks to a sun-kissed color scheme, plenty of natural light, and a bench that's also a window seat, this mudroom by builder Bret Franks is a place to hang out as well as hang up. Slender cabinets extend all the way to the pitched ceiling, maximizing vertical storage.

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Quirky furniture and accessories such as an old New York City transit-car bench and a galvanized-steel olive bucket, used to hold umbrellas, lend oodles of character to this personality-packed mudroom.

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Custom built-ins cater to kids obsessed with baseball, parents who collect running shoes, and four seasons' worth of outerwear.

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We know you love herringbone brick floors and organized mudrooms! Here's a nice home with both.

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A set of descending built-ins, finished with wood clasps, provides coat and boot storage in this farmhouse mudroom.

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In this cheery yellow mudroom/laundry room, deep built-in drawers (some with breathable screen fronts) provide easy storage, and a countertop is the perfect surface for sorting mail and folding laundry.

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Gym baskets and shoe cubbies keep kids' wear under control in this compact corner of a back entrance mudroom.

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