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The Forgotten – Mud Room : Design Inspiration Blog

The Mud Room is typically the homeowner’s entry. Have you ever thought about it this way before? A lot of thought, energy and money is often spent on the front entry. We want our guests to feel welcome and to have a good first impression of our home. Yet the place where we enter our home day after day is a room that is often pushed to the bottom of the “re-do” list. If designed well, the Mud Room can become a welcoming, functional space. If designed poorly, it can be the first overwhelming image we see when we walk in the door. Imagine a mud room that includes a place for wet/dirty shoes and snow boots, hats and mittens, backpacks and bags, homework, mail, pet supplies, the kids’ sports equipment, sunscreen and bugspray, gardening equipment, ice skates, skis, jackets and coats, the list is endless. This space should also welcome you and complement your home’s aesthetic with finishes that are easy to maintain.

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cucchspizza wrote:
beautiful design, what's the paint color and was this custom built?
   Comment   November 4, 2011
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Kelly Porter
A similar color to the cabinet is Castleton Mist HC-1 by Benjamin Moore.
November 4, 2011 at 2:46pm     
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jennifer823 wrote:
Love it the entire wall? - I am trying to replicate this! does the bead board and cabinet go against the whole wall ? or is it sectioned? not sure if I want to bead board entire area or just that section. I am only doing 2 cabinets (5 ft)
   Comment   November 6, 2012
cmcoyne wrote:
Love this. What are the dimensions of this particular design?
   Comment   January 3, 2012
diamond wrote:
Where can I locate that dog bowl tray/holder?
   Comment   February 20, 2011

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Between Naps on the Porch added this to Is Your Home a Mini Wild Kingdom?
If you don't have room for a built-in feeding station, you'll find lots of beautiful alternatives available to fit right into any area of your home. A mud room makes a great location for feeding bowls since the floors are always designed to weather just about anything.
This set up would be so easy to make. First, clad the wall in beadboard, or panelling. Then, hang inexpensive, unfinished upper cabinets. (You can find them at furniture or building liquidation warehouses.) Then, it's really just a couple of boxes with a shelf in them for the seat. Next, use crown molding across the top and then paint everything the color of your choice. Finally, adding coat hooks and cabinet door hardware are the perfect finishing touches.
Closed cabinetry above and open shoe storage below help to create an efficient, organized entry. Do you have a trick for keeping your entry organized?
Hooks and cubbies help maintain order.
Becky Harris added this to 21 Great Ways to Store Your Shoes
I have a drawer next to the back door in my house that is less sophisticated than this set up. I call it the "It's a miracle, I'm going to the gym"/"I need to chuck something on my feet to go get the paper" shoe drawer. It contains a pair of flip flops, a pair of gym shoes, and whatever other shoes I've kicked off near the door that week.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

donnettta added this to headboard
on Wednesday
back door
lclarke70 added this to laundry
April 9, 2014
Wider bottom shelves
smrkonich added this to smrkonich's ideas
April 9, 2014
Good storage and function by garage entry
momosusu added this to Basement
April 6, 2014
Idea for mud room
getzfam added this to Mudroom
April 5, 2014
Easy to make
tayshealor added this to 1314 entry
April 4, 2014
Shoes and add hooks for reusable bags
nrhenry added this to mudroom
April 2, 2014
idea for space against wall
fayelkl added this to fayelkl's ideas
March 31, 2014
Cabinets above
juliejedwards added this to mud room
March 30, 2014
love the finish on the door
Giulia Burke added this to giulia_burke's ideas
March 30, 2014
need to cover shoes
cgar613178 added this to cgar613178's ideas
March 30, 2014
storage for lots of shoes; hooks for coats; storage cabinets above for backpacks, etc.
meganadcock added this to Mud Room
March 30, 2014
Hooks, cabinets on top, would do baskets on bottom instead
lud319 added this to laundry room idea
March 30, 2014
Split shelf bottom of cubby to hold more shoes
dmei added this to 142 Jianguo Road - Back Hallway?
March 30, 2014
Also for Ayi? Would JI Jr ever come home through back entrance?
soultanova added this to Mudroom
March 27, 2014
paneling around mudroom benches
designAES added this to Laundry
March 26, 2014
Painted laundry mudroom bench nook space.
smiliedogs added this to MudRoom
March 26, 2014
Like this
datysdal added this to Mudroom
March 19, 2014
shoe shelves
myrosyannie added this to mudroom/laundry room
March 14, 2014
This is almost my vision fir our laundry room. Cabinets overhead, corbels, hook rail. We would have raised cubbies belie bench with a toekick; we will have white.
lesliesod added this to mudroom
March 13, 2014
Shoe rack
bretandrenee added this to Mudroom
March 13, 2014
Sabine added this to Blank
March 13, 2014
Interesting use of space for owners entry?
cgingrich added this to Gingrich Idea Book
March 13, 2014
Possibility for entryway colors?
ckamsler added this to ckamsler's ideas
March 12, 2014
Gina Woodworth added this to Woodworth-shared Mud Room
March 11, 2014
I like the built in
Alison Messar added this to Cubbies
March 10, 2014
Tamra Barbour added this to tamra_barbour's Ideas
March 7, 2014
Upper storage.
drutz added this to drutz's ideas
March 5, 2014
great use of space in entryway
lisastreeter added this to foyer/mud/laundry area
March 5, 2014
shoe shelves, dog water, hooks, cabinet storage, tile floor, colors
lcarpentr added this to Lisa's home ideas
March 5, 2014
bench with coats
tinapeters1 added this to laundry room/mudroom
March 2, 2014
lawlea added this to lawlea's Favorites
March 1, 2014
Two levels for shoes
Sue Behnke added this to sue_behnke's Ideas
March 1, 2014
Mud room
skinnbone added this to mudroom
February 23, 2014
Bottom shoe cupboards
sundaydimples added this to mudrooms
February 21, 2014
shoes + hooks + storage
Chris Murphy added this to chris_murphy4249769's Ideas
February 19, 2014
Built in storage for shoes and crap.
tracymcevoy added this to Mudrooms
February 18, 2014
maggietobyphoebe added this to mudroom
February 15, 2014
kberger3 added this to entryway
February 14, 2014
kristawelsh added this to kristawelsh's Ideas
February 11, 2014
Front hall
Nicole Tenn-Lyn added this to webuser_17860's Ideas
February 11, 2014
bessboro added this to bessboro's ideas
February 11, 2014
storage / bench for boot room
lizko added this to entry
February 7, 2014
entry color
6ems14 added this to Boot Room
February 6, 2014
cupboards above
Kristina DeLeo added this to Mudrooms
February 5, 2014
kinda dig the idea of an offbeat color instead of white.
bridiesmom added this to mud room
February 5, 2014
rjkreitner added this to rjkreitner's ideas
February 5, 2014
Inge Lundegaard added this to inge_lundegaard's ideas
February 2, 2014
Top cabinet size
12345likethat added this to Laundry
February 2, 2014
Locker style
slrgrb3828 added this to slrgrb3828's Ideas
February 2, 2014
Back hall ideas
timberlane1 added this to Mud Room
January 31, 2014
Shoe storage below bench
maggiemae155 added this to Pet Stuff & Ideas
January 31, 2014
Julie Babcock added this to Ideabook Sea Shell Court
January 26, 2014
It reminds me I want a mudroom with a sink.
greenbasket added this to Mud Room / Entry
January 25, 2014
Color is Great - olive with rubbed oil look
arunkavi added this to entry
January 23, 2014
cabinet above bench
Anita Wyatt added this to anita_wyatt's Ideas
January 23, 2014
jodysteger added this to Mudroom
January 20, 2014
wwwench added this to Mud Room
January 20, 2014
cabinets above, hooks, shelves for boots
tkdavidson added this to mudroom
January 19, 2014
Joan Gilbert Designs added this to Hagerman Back Entrance
January 18, 2014
Again reverse board and batten panelling
amywmu22 added this to Ideas
January 18, 2014
Perfect for the mudroom
VictorySuelen Hernandez added this to victorysuelen_hernandez's ideas
January 18, 2014
Another mudroom
mandyschwartz added this to mudd room
January 17, 2014
Continue kit cab?
kristinhillwarren09 added this to Mud room
January 15, 2014
Like this for organization!
codevins added this to codevins's ideas
January 15, 2014
entryway idea
1alicia2 added this to 1alicia2's ideas
January 12, 2014
making it colorful is nice
Christa Brandon added this to Mud Room
January 12, 2014
painted built ins- not sure if we have the depth- like the closed cabinet, hook and shoe storage
guerrahouse added this to Mudroom
January 11, 2014
2 shoe shelves underneath seat
Erin Minichiello added this to erin_minichiello's ideas
January 9, 2014
Backpack storage
melaniedolan added this to melaniedolan's ideas
January 6, 2014
Bench and cubbies/colour
thelakehouse added this to lake garage
January 6, 2014
2 shelves at the bottom for shoes
lcblanding added this to mudroom
January 5, 2014
This could work for shoe storage below. I like that they aren't cubbies. We won't have enough room for 5 cubbies.
degraw5 added this to Mud Room
January 5, 2014
green and cream color
debguyton added this to laundry room
January 4, 2014
back door
hollyjacques31 added this to Mudrooms
January 4, 2014
Storage and show space is good
rus2kathleen added this to Mudroom
January 3, 2014
Like the bench with two rows of shoe storage, the hooks and shelves above
braumeri added this to Mudroom
January 3, 2014
Like the shoe storage and hooks; would work with current overhead cabinets
ctatpey added this to ctatpey's ideas
January 3, 2014
Cabinets and color
rreger added this to rreger's ideas/ laundry room
January 3, 2014
loriann06 added this to Kitchen Ideas
January 2, 2014
Open shoe rack is a must
mirien added this to mudroom
January 2, 2014
Shoe shelves and paint color
czick01 added this to My house
December 31, 2013
krbd23 added this to For Abedim
December 31, 2013
shoe storage
sarahklo added this to Laundry Room
December 30, 2013
Shelves underneath for shoes
kricket35 added this to laundry room
December 30, 2013
small niche for backpack and school shoes
toshadams added this to mudroom
December 29, 2013
Shoe storage
mbonsand added this to mudroom
December 27, 2013
2 levels of shoes. Closed storage overhead Maybe do this on one side and open cubbies on the other wall. Also like paint finish
Joan Gilbert Designs added this to Hagerman Interior
December 27, 2013
mudroom storage idea
teanhny added this to Mud room
December 18, 2013
zulaid added this to Kitchen Ideas
December 15, 2013
brynmrs added this to Kitchen
December 14, 2013
Mudroom: storage cabinets
tracykevin90 added this to tracykevin90's Ideas
December 9, 2013
Perfect mud room storage
Peggy added this to pmarble's ideas
December 8, 2013
mudroom, like colors and perhaps can make it work in kitchen, too
Kimberly Grocher added this to Home Ideas
December 6, 2013
storage/mudroom idea
stephanie wiegerink added this to mudroom
December 4, 2013
carolinegrondin added this to maison
December 3, 2013
FEI America added this to mcgrewsieg's ideas
December 1, 2013
2 rows for shoes
kristinekennedy added this to Closet Ideas
November 29, 2013
Simple and easy
bjcolostate added this to bjcolostate's ideas
November 29, 2013
Cubby for downstairs
hathewaj added this to Mudroom
November 29, 2013
cabinets above and low hooks
Candace Ravis added this to laundry/mudroom room
November 25, 2013
bench instead of cubbies
kulis added this to laundry/mudroom
November 24, 2013
good for clohes and shoes
jillianhack added this to Fenderson
November 22, 2013
Upper cabinets a little lower than my original recommendation might create more storage.
bryanjalbright added this to bryanjalbright's Favorites
November 20, 2013
jbnhouse13 added this to jbnhouse13's Ideas
November 20, 2013
Idea for having a mud area at back door or garage if floor plan doesn't allow for a full mud room
loisel added this to loisel's ideas
November 18, 2013
Garage- built in
simmons82 added this to simmons82's Ideas
November 17, 2013
ilmh added this to hartford
November 17, 2013
Double shoe rack
bethclingaman added this to bethclingaman's Ideas
November 17, 2013
Like in white
tyler72 added this to tyler72's Ideas
November 15, 2013
Keep it simple.
Caroline Sanscartier added this to Vestibule
November 12, 2013
armoires du haut
roux27 added this to roux27's ideas
November 12, 2013
mudroom 3
platania added this to platania's ideas
November 12, 2013
front porch
lissvindude2012 added this to Entryway
November 10, 2013
Close ace, combo shelves, bench, cabinets
Ruth Montooth added this to Lockers
November 10, 2013
Long hanging space, shoes and seat
buttbee added this to buttbee's ideas
November 10, 2013
Seana Carey added this to Mudroom
November 9, 2013
shoe rack for boys footwear
leftie6318 added this to Mud rooms
November 9, 2013
Shoe space
Elisabeth Groshens added this to home
November 8, 2013
upper cabinets?
amyjojohnson added this to amyjojohnson's Ideas
November 6, 2013
brunotcir added this to brunotcir's Ideas
November 4, 2013
lesliecsmith added this to lesliecsmith's ideas
November 4, 2013
Mudroom shelf for shoes & open area for hooks and coats
allie0609 added this to allie0609's Ideas
November 3, 2013
Built in
urbangracesdesign added this to Mud Room
November 3, 2013
Upper cabinets
Christina Long Mager added this to mudrooms
November 3, 2013
extended (out) cabinets on top
brentalicia added this to Closet Ideas
November 3, 2013
The colors
333harmony added this to Garage
October 30, 2013
bigbluexxl added this to bigbluexxl's Ideas
October 28, 2013
Mud room
jaustin52 added this to Mud Room
October 27, 2013
Grace Tang added this to Living
October 26, 2013
shoe storage
Suzie Carpenter added this to Mudroom for current home
October 26, 2013
This style best fits with our 38 yr old home and our renovation plans for it.
Trixie Cruz added this to Mudroom
October 24, 2013
cupboards above
Holly Van Cleave Mabery added this to Designer Larry
October 24, 2013
like this for a mud room
macavity200 added this to Miscelleous
October 21, 2013
Painted door
pmcintyre8 added this to pmcintyre8's Ideas
October 19, 2013
Good for back hall
malinihpatel added this to bardwell/Patel Remodel Ideas
October 18, 2013
Would be nice to have some sort of area like this front and/or back
Heather Little added this to heather_little3060259's Ideas
October 17, 2013
martyh99 added this to martyh99's ideas
October 13, 2013
Mud room
sweetpeony added this to sweetpeony's ideas
October 13, 2013
cabinets above, shoes below--would work for our mudroom
rogerelms added this to Brezze way
October 9, 2013
Long shoe shelf
taniau added this to taniau's ideas
October 8, 2013
shoe racks with shelf and hooks
rachel6970 added this to rachel6970's Ideas
October 6, 2013
entry shoes storage
kirkman05 added this to kirkman05's Ideas
October 4, 2013
mbrooks added this to BZ Home ideas
October 2, 2013
amberwestrick added this to Downstairs entry
October 1, 2013
storage for coats and shoes
dannonrn added this to dannonrn's Ideas
September 30, 2013
Mud room
copper3474 added this to 9725 E. Spurr
September 30, 2013
I like the cabinets
ashleyh21 added this to ashleyh21's Ideas
September 29, 2013
marci02 added this to mudroom
September 27, 2013
two tier shoe rack
mabohl added this to mabohl's Ideas
September 26, 2013
Mud room idea
sherinomss added this to crown molding
September 26, 2013
Laundry room
rfproject added this to Mudroom
September 24, 2013
simple shoe shelves
Berno Designs LLC added this to Aitken
September 22, 2013
entry built-ins
Constance Mitchell added this to Mudroom
September 22, 2013
Shoe shelve
clairemarieparker added this to clairemarieparker's Ideas
September 21, 2013
Mud room
armj0812 added this to mudroom
September 21, 2013
color and shoe shelf
janeegan added this to back door entrances
September 21, 2013
place for dog dishes and shoes
chptacek added this to kitchen
September 17, 2013
love this! would like this is our garage
iriechick1 added this to mudroom
September 16, 2013
carbonero added this to entry
September 15, 2013
Child backpack storage
helenhagan10 added this to Kitchen Ideas
September 12, 2013
mudroom closet
barns4smiles added this to bench, hooks, cubbies
September 11, 2013
like the touch of color
desigrrl added this to built in
September 11, 2013
Idea for builtins
mjevans99 added this to mj's ideas
September 8, 2013
Coats and shoes plus storage above
mooredavidp added this to mooredavidp's ideas
September 8, 2013
Built in storage
scotttink added this to scotttink's ideas
September 7, 2013
shoe rack shelf support
jaredwithers added this to mudroom
September 5, 2013
I like the shoe storage.
jwcdunc added this to jwcdunc's Ideas
September 3, 2013
Mud room
lindajorve added this to lindajorve's Ideas
September 2, 2013
Shoe storage
Lucy Fielding added this to lucyfielding's ideas
September 2, 2013
entry way
dkmunoz added this to Mudroom cabinet
September 2, 2013
shoerack & overhead cabinet space
Karen MacDonald added this to karen_macdonald3135's Ideas
September 2, 2013
Shoe storage under bench and closed cupboards above
frutis added this to frutis's Ideas
September 1, 2013
Este chino todo
sonjakjar added this to Entryway
September 1, 2013
shoe storage
Bonnie Roth added this to mudroom
August 31, 2013
overhead storage
mlbuck added this to mlbuck's Ideas
August 31, 2013
191871bailey added this to 191871bailey's ideas
August 29, 2013
great color,,,,must be green
ttfinn5 added this to ttfinn5's ideas
August 29, 2013
Great Storage and organization for entryway
llkgc added this to mudroom
August 28, 2013
floor to ceiling, bench, shoe cubbies
hdrimby added this to mudroom
August 26, 2013
Shoe storage
christinedrab added this to laundry / mudroom
August 26, 2013
Love the shelves for shoes and cabinets on top.
craymondglasser added this to Mudroom
August 25, 2013
Cupboards above
minions added this to minions's Ideas
August 25, 2013
michaeladankova18 added this to New Home Ideas
August 25, 2013
mseltzer added this to front cubby
August 24, 2013
pukekawa added this to pukekawa's ideas
August 24, 2013
Entrance idea is great
mrssvenny added this to mud room
August 24, 2013
two shoe shelves
bconcato added this to mudroom
August 22, 2013
mudroom cabinet color
danielone added this to mudroom
August 21, 2013
dog bowl stand
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