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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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November 4, 2011
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A similar color to the cabinet is Castleton Mist HC-1 by Benjamin Moore.
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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.

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barnezz added this to foyer
custom made to fit spot
Donna Gibbons added this to donna_gibbons85's Ideas
last Thursday
sowjivalluri added this to mudroom
January 17, 2015
top shelves
emjb added this to Entrance/Mud Room
January 9, 2015
cupboards and bench
magsz624 added this to Cape Cod
January 5, 2015
repurpose kitchen cabinets + beadboard + bench
lottster added this to Mudroon storage
January 1, 2015
Under bench shoe storage
katrieneliz added this to Mud Room ideas
December 29, 2014
Making it the dog food area, too Love these colors--not for ours, but the idea of not-white
vandeligt4 added this to vandeligt4's ideas
December 28, 2014
overhead cupboards, clips for crafts, division of hooks and place for dogs food
lisaschaller added this to new house
December 26, 2014
Laundry room
dccmaine added this to storage, closets,organizing & lighting
December 20, 2014
area for shoes is easy to get to. like cupboards above. Hardware and colors not so much
Sarah Mayoral added this to sarah_mayoral's ideas
December 12, 2014
Melissa Johnson added this to laundry
December 5, 2014
skinny cubbies 4 shoes
katbaker2 added this to mudroom area
December 3, 2014
kategreene8 added this to Back Enrty
November 29, 2014
cabinets above locker
kategreene8 added this to Dining room
November 29, 2014
cabinets above lockers
ljrose2012 added this to Mud Room /Furnace Room Re-Do!!
November 24, 2014
Like the cabinetry
lisaloopner added this to chen ritz
November 24, 2014
mudroom storage 2
dsalmond added this to mudroom
November 22, 2014
Susan Kane added this to Mudroom/Back Entry
November 19, 2014
easy to do with stock cabinets - I would change the bench to empty underneath(just legs holding bench up) for shoes and boots or a basket on the floor
2747548 added this to 2747548's ideas
October 22, 2014
Cupboards over the hooks
kellielavoie added this to kellielavoie's Ideas
October 21, 2014
kerimlilli added this to Mudroom
October 16, 2014
petrillo06 added this to petrillo06's Ideas
October 12, 2014
Mudroom 2 ideas
Ann Egan Interior Design added this to BACK HALLWAY
October 10, 2014
the cabinets, trim, seat and great room for shoes!
bhawksmom added this to mud room
October 9, 2014
Fun idea to paint the doors
famschmid added this to Closests
September 30, 2014
Mudroom.... like the open shelving for shoes and bench.... paneling in mudroom would be good. like the closed closest space if affordable. otherwise keep open.
bnardelli added this to Mudroom Ideas
September 24, 2014
I like the shoe racks down at the bottom
mferrolho added this to mferrolho's ideas
September 18, 2014
built in mudroom. kitchencabinets back wall bottom wood boxes and seat with crown molding
radhagiri added this to Mudroom
September 18, 2014
easy cabinetery
brittonrollins added this to Orinda home
September 16, 2014
mud room - not this style but something similar
rahb added this to Built Ins
September 10, 2014
Don't like the color or size, but like the shoe rack, hooks and cabinet above.
lhwood3615 added this to builtins
September 5, 2014
stained and beadboard
3silergirlstn added this to KITCHEN RENO
September 5, 2014
brittwilk added this to mud room
September 4, 2014
Double the shoe storage
jonandtammyquinn added this to Ideas for the Lake Junnaluska House
September 2, 2014
Entry shoe storage
mwirose added this to mwirose's Ideas
September 1, 2014
Built ins
Miriam Piecuch added this to miriam_piecuch's Ideas
August 31, 2014
Sabine added this to CS Thomas Ideas
August 30, 2014
Interesting use of space for owners entry?
yatchstephen added this to Mud Room/Pre-Entry
August 28, 2014
mudroom locker idea
ercohn added this to ercohn's ideas decorating new house
August 25, 2014
cabinets above, open shelving below in colorful mudroom
Kristi Gauvin added this to kristi_gauvin's Ideas
August 24, 2014
remidogowens added this to remidogowens's ideas
August 24, 2014
Closed cabinets
tashkota added this to Outdoors
August 23, 2014
Green color
htullio added this to Mudroom
August 23, 2014
Shoe shelves
ehelton00 added this to Kitchen
August 16, 2014
mud room office
smassey4292 added this to smassey4292's Ideas
August 9, 2014
Mud room
barretts527 added this to 3511 Plymouth Place
August 8, 2014
Cabinets at top
tineawatkins added this to tineawatkins's ideas
August 6, 2014
Small space
tandlweiss added this to Laundry Room/Drop Zone
August 5, 2014
Shoe storage & upper cabinets
3982 added this to 3982's Ideas
August 3, 2014
Mushroom, shallow cabinets
Katie Culver added this to Mud rooms
July 26, 2014
Built ins
J.PIPKORN HOME CONSTRUCTION LLC added this to diezal33's Ideas
July 25, 2014
bjfowler added this to bjfowler's Ideas
July 21, 2014
spsheedy added this to mudroom
July 18, 2014
shoe slots
vwleeanna added this to vwleeanna's Ideas
July 7, 2014
twist3daria added this to Shelving / Storage Ideas
July 6, 2014
Different types of storage. Stored, hung, and shelf storage. Super useful.
jenovate added this to sherbrooke
July 6, 2014
Exactly what I want for the front entrance
chestnut123 added this to Mudroom
June 29, 2014
maggielodge added this to Mudroom
June 28, 2014
mudroom- closed storage up, open storage down
Toni Haskell added this to other
June 20, 2014
michellebuss added this to mud room
June 19, 2014
maybe cabinets above for storage
krisifer7 added this to Mudroom
June 19, 2014
rustic looking painted storage cubbies
mcamp75 added this to mcamp75's ideas
June 12, 2014
monadowns added this to monadowns's ideas
June 10, 2014
idea for entry way storage
thegodfreys added this to thegodfreys's ideas
June 3, 2014
Bench with Shoe opening
C Y added this to Mud Room/Laundry Room
June 1, 2014
Shoe shelves with bench
pbanicki added this to pbanicki's Ideas
May 31, 2014
Shoe storage
debbie4015 added this to wall cabinets
May 30, 2014
Bead board
hultonta added this to hultonta's ideas
May 29, 2014
Idea for Landry room
Katie Beiser added this to Laundry Room
May 28, 2014
No lockers
beccatxag added this to Laundry room
May 27, 2014
kbdavis5321 added this to Hallway
May 24, 2014
space for shoes
speckledcat added this to New Room
May 17, 2014
Single area for hooks + shoe storage + bench
renrut14 added this to renrut14's Ideas
May 16, 2014
Storage shoes
rackoflamb added this to Shoe Storage Ideas
May 13, 2014
place for shoes
helenmcq added this to helenmcq's ideas
May 6, 2014
shoe cubbies -
banders03 added this to basement
May 2, 2014
basement hooks
timsheri added this to timsheri's ideas
May 1, 2014
mud room
cbrowner added this to mudroom
April 30, 2014
This is vey similar to our old mudroom.
cabinideas2014 added this to mudrooms
April 29, 2014
Seat and storage
melaniepp added this to mud room
April 27, 2014
Shoe shelves, closed uppers
purplesittle added this to Entry Way
April 21, 2014
I love the space for shoes here.
kbibalo added this to Mudroom
April 21, 2014
Use of cabinets in mudroom
thromaine added this to romaine mudroom ideas
April 19, 2014
Ted likes no cubbies, just open hooks
donnettta added this to headboard
April 16, 2014
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 momosusu 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
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
Av Elva Sol 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
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
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
Easy mudroom ideas
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
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 Board and Batten Siding Ideas's
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
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 Interior Options
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
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.
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
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