Without a mudroom, you likely don’t have the handy built-in storage they usually offer. This can be easily solved with a standalone storage piece like this for your entryway. It has a place for everything: jackets, shoes, school supplies — and because it’s not a built-in, you can take it with you if you move. Perfect for apartment hoppers.
If your space won’t allow for such a large piece, equip it with a bench and install hooks above for jackets. Shoes can be stored underneath. Don’t want everyone seeing your muddy boots? Put a couple baskets beneath the bench to corral your shoes.
If you’re okay with something more permanent, take the previous idea a step further with a built-in bench. If you want to hide your your gear, add doors to the open storage spots. Don’t forget hooks for hanging bags and jackets.
Put your bench or storage as close to the front door to will lessen the chance for muddy tracks throughout your home.
Have a small nook space? Transform it into functional mudroom storage with hooks and baskets for shoes and odds and ends.
Have space under the stairs? Install cubbies and drawers. You'll have storage without interrupting your hallway's footpath.
Consider the possibilities of your kitchen cabinets. They may already be able to function as makeshift mudroom storage, or you may need to renovate them a bit. Regardless, this is a great option if you don’t have room in the entry and your kitchen has the space.
If you are taking advantage of your kitchen to create your makeshift mudroom, remember that the cabinetry can be as sleek and stylish as the kitchen itself. Mudrooms get a bad rap for being less about style and more about storage, but it doesn't need to be that way.
Even installing a few hooks can do the trick. Better than picking up wayward jackets and scarves off floors and chairs!
Create a space for your shoes by adding a small shelf beneath your hooks. Your makeshift mudroom storage need not be fancy, it just needs to do the job.