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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?
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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 this...is 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?
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diamond wrote:
Where can I locate that dog bowl tray/holder?
   Comment   February 20, 2011

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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.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

Katie Culver added this to Mud rooms
last Saturday
Built ins
J.PIPKORN HOME CONSTRUCTION LLC added this to diezal33's Ideas
last Friday
Laundry
bjfowler added this to bjfowler's Ideas
July 21, 2014
Mudroom
spsheedy added this to mudroom
July 18, 2014
shoe slots
gabiboo added this to porch
July 11, 2014
mudroom ideas
vwleeanna added this to vwleeanna's Ideas
July 7, 2014
Entranceway
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
Builtins
maggielodge added this to Mudroom
June 28, 2014
mudroom- closed storage up, open storage down
Toni Haskell added this to other
June 20, 2014
Entry
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
mudroom
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
dlhanks added this to laundry/mud rooms
May 28, 2014
nice rear entry area with cabinets and bench
beccatxag added this to Laundry room
May 27, 2014
great!
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
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
ç
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
Mudroom
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
Cabinets
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
Mudroom
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
cabinets
maggietobyphoebe added this to mudroom
February 15, 2014
Storage
kberger3 added this to entryway
February 14, 2014
color
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
Organized!
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
colors
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
dishes
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
Storage
jodysteger added this to Mudroom
January 20, 2014
colorscheme
wwwench added this to Mud Room
January 20, 2014
cabinets above, hooks, shelves for boots
tkdavidson added this to mudroom
January 19, 2014
storage
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
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
storage
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
mudroom
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
storage
zulaid added this to Kitchen Ideas
December 15, 2013
ent
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
design
carolinegrondin added this to maison
December 3, 2013
Armoire
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
mudroom
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
Mudroom
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
everything
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
amyjojohnson added this to amyjojohnson's Ideas
November 6, 2013
hall
brunotcir added this to brunotcir's Ideas
November 4, 2013
Mudroom
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
cubby
bigbluexxl added this to bigbluexxl's Ideas
October 28, 2013
Mud room
jaustin52 added this to Mud Room
October 27, 2013
colors
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
Storage
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
Built-ins
mbrooks added this to BZ Home ideas
October 2, 2013
Mudroom
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
Built-in's
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
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