Mudrooms 23 Stories

With fall comes gear: jackets, rain boots, hats, book bags, etc., and when...
With fall comes gear: jackets, rain boots, hats, book bags, etc., and when they come off, we need a place to put them. Commonly, these items are stored in mudrooms; however, every residence may not have such a space. We city dwellers and owners...
A Laundry Room With Bunk Beds and a Shower for Muddy Dogs
Tom and Jamie Pumpelly’s four dogs like to get dirty. A lot. The couple and their dogs — two blonde Labs, a bichon and a rat terrier–Chihuahua mix — live on acreage along the Occoquan and Potomac Rivers in...
How to Make Your Mudroom Shine
A recent Houzz Call for your mudroom photos drew a lot of praise for this drop-it-all zone off the entryway — and some strong opinions. Perhaps the...
Mudrooms That Really Clean Up
When we asked people to share their best mudrooms, we were surprised by the outpouring of love for a room whose most important function is storing and organizing boots, coats, gloves — basically, the things we shed as soon as we enter the house. Readers...
Houzz Call: We Want to See Your Hardworking Mudroom
A lot goes down in a mudroom: Wet or muddy boots are removed, coats are donned, sports and school gear is stowed, and family and pets pass through it every day. Although it’s rarely the first room special guests see, we want you to throw open the doors...
From Coat Closet to Mudroom for Less Than $300
Walking into their split-level 1958 Seattle home always created a bottleneck for the NyQuist family. Kristen, Steven and their three kids — Elliot (age 8), Clio (6) and Shepherd (4) — would often get stuck on a 5-foot by 3-foot landing,...
Room of the Day: A Most Important 5- by 14-Foot Space
Claire Paquin, principal at Clean Design and mother of two, desperately wanted a mudroom in her Scarsdale, New York, home. The only problem was that while the 1920s-era Tudor she...
Get a Mudroom Floor That’s Strong and Beautiful Too
No matter how carefully you design your mudroom to hide the clutter of outdoor gear, it’s important to choose the right flooring: one that can handle muddy shoes, dripping umbrellas and sopping outerwear — and still look good. Appropriate...
Room of the Day: This Mudroom Is Just Plain Hot
To be honest, saying a mudroom is swoonworthy is a bit like saying Uggs are sexy. Like a fleece-lined boot, the mudroom does a job, but seldom does the utilitarian space inspire a second look. But we challenge any parent out there to gaze at the mudroom...
The Cure for Houzz Envy: Mudroom Touches Anyone Can Do
Acute Houzz Envy: a forlorn state suffered by those who look at perfectly styled photos of gorgeous homes for hours on end and think, “My house will never look like that!” Trust me, when I lose perspective I get it too, but then I remember that these...
17 Ways to Make Better Use of Entryway Corners
Entryways are often full of weird corners. Doorways can cut into the walls, staircases can create slanted partial walls and so on, so that foyers, mudrooms and other entryways tend to wind up with more corners and nooks than most, and many of them...
8 Ways to Keep Winter Gear From Mucking Up an Entryway
It’s official: Winter is just around the corner. Along with snow, cold and wetness come coats, mittens, scarves, hats and boots, all of which need a place in the home. Instead of letting your family’s winter gear be thrown haphazardly about your
The Family Home: 8 Super Solutions for Shoe Storage
As a mother, I'm always on the lookout for solutions that will help ease the space and storage issues that come with raising a large family. With five children and two adults living under one roof, you can imagine how something simple like shoe storage...
Organizing Starts at the Door
Usually, the size of your entryway dictates what's stored within it, but there are a few items my bite-size one can't function without. Pick and choose what works for you and your home. The point of having a hyperorganized entryway isn't to impress your...
Refresh Your Mudroom
Time to clear out the winter gear that has been cluttering up your entryway and create space for fresh spring finds. Join us this week as we explore eight ways to freshen up that hardest working of rooms, the mudroom. Whether it is a whole room or a sliver...
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