An entryway or a mudroom is a functional area of your house that gets a lot of heavy usage, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Incorporating lots of creative storage solutions and surprising design tricks can take your mudroom from being the catch-all spot of your home to a stand-out space.
1. Use Wall Space for Hooks & Racks
Whether you’re designing your front entryway or a mudroom off your garage, you’ll want to include a space to hang all your coats, hats, scarves and umbrellas. Adding a row of hooks along the wall is a simple storage solution that doesn’t take up much space, but still lets you keep the essentials on hand.
2. Put in a Storage Bench
3. Use Cubbies or Lockers
4. Add a Closet
If you have a lot of outerwear and not much space, you can create a hidden closet in your mudroom! Too many clothes on open shelving and hooks can just make the space look cluttered, so try adding doors and making an enclosed closet. This way, you can store all your jackets and coats in one place and keep the room looking clean and organized.
5. Combine Your Mudroom and Laundry Room
When you can, make the room multi-functional. Adding a washer and dryer to your mudroom is smart; it’s in a space separate from the main living area, but closer to the action than a basement. If you have a smaller space to work with, try stacking the washer and dryer on top of each other to cut down on space.
6. Install a Sink For Easy Clean-Ups
7. Pick the Perfect Flooring
8. Add Visual Interest With Fun Wallpaper
9. Floating Shelves Add Storage Without Bulk
10. Get Creative With Unique Storage Solutions
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