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The Forgotten – Mud Room : Design Inspiration Blog

International Market Square 275 Market Street Suite 546 Minneapolis, MN 55405 Studio: 612-354-3271 Fax: 612-354-3285 The Forgotten – Mud Room by Emily Anderson 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. Check out these rooms, where function meets beauty. Better Homes and Garden Better Homes and Garden Mudroom design by Renovation Design Group This entry was posted on Tuesday, November 10th, 2009 at 5:39 am and is filed under Daily Detail . You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response , or trackback from your own site. Leave a Reply You must be logged in to post a comment. Home Categories Archives Lisa Peck on KARE11: LiLu Interiors, a boutique interior design firm with offices in Minneapolis, Minnesota, provides custom design, project management, space planning and construction oversight services to homeowners across the Twin Cities and wherever our clients may take us.

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March 7, 2014
amybates wrote:
What type of wood did you use for the seat bench?
July 17, 2012
conniebid wrote:
What color are the cabinets - What color are the cabinets
November 11, 2011
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What Houzzers are commenting on:

westcoastwild added this to Mud room
Wood seats
pjl74 added this to laundry
March 18, 2015
louzene added this to mudroom laundry dog room research
March 5, 2015
open not enclosed bead board in bewtween top and bottom storage
kfkartch added this to mudroom
February 18, 2015
charge station
lisamjav added this to lisamjav's Ideas
February 13, 2015
proctorshouse added this to proctorshouse's Ideas
February 8, 2015
Mud room
jan0405 added this to DCL Home Project
February 7, 2015
mcgartworks added this to mcgartworks's ideas
February 6, 2015
lstruckture added this to Mud Room. Laundry.
January 4, 2015
like big drawers for seasonal stuff
mmealer added this to Mudroom
December 31, 2014
Wall to wall
cstruckmeyer added this to laundry
December 22, 2014
Spot for my school bag
susanmoss1 added this to susanmoss1's Ideas
December 11, 2014
Small divider
julie239 added this to Mudroom
November 23, 2014
nelsonfamily23 added this to Living room/front entry
November 12, 2014
Something like this would be perfect behind the door and next to the closet. The dimensions behind the door are about 13"x60". Could possibly even remove everything from the closet and use it for other storage.
kelleykw added this to Mudroom
October 13, 2014
Another idea for the locker area of the mudroom.
Chrystal Jones added this to Bonus Room
October 13, 2014
Cubbies w stained seat
bailey15 added this to interior hamlet
September 29, 2014
Mud room
stacymg0601 added this to Mud Room
September 14, 2014
mandysmoot added this to mandysmoot's Ideas
September 13, 2014
Drawer too instead if straight across
snottingham added this to snottingham's ideas
August 25, 2014
Shelf supports
npatriquin added this to mudroom
August 13, 2014
Two drawers.
marisadim added this to Mudroom ideas
August 5, 2014
mudroom set up
rkwendel added this to Garage
July 28, 2014
Mudroom design
lessarta added this to lessarta's Ideas
July 6, 2014
ginabarth added this to Phase 1 House Ideas
June 16, 2014
Seating to put on shoes and glass door into house
mckinal added this to Mud room / Laundry Room
June 4, 2014
Bench, shelves, hooks, cabinet layout
kmh4n6chic added this to Laundry /mud room
May 27, 2014
Mudroom shelves by bench
adaelconstruction added this to adaelconstruction's Ideas
May 26, 2014
mhrgandt added this to Mudroom's
May 24, 2014
That there's a bench between the countertops
Birley added this to mudroom
May 22, 2014
like this
stephaniebrandt added this to mudroom
May 20, 2014
Shoes on bottom (on floor with mats), bench, open hooks, cubbies on top.
Ben Hollingsworth added this to Closet / Mud Room
May 20, 2014
Nice, long wall of hooks. Varying height surfaces for sitting & setting. Open compartments above & below.
breenagode added this to breenagode's ideas
May 17, 2014
Cindy Bilunas Gildein added this to cindy_bilunasgildein's Ideas
May 4, 2014
Mud room
danbout added this to danbout's ideas
May 4, 2014
Open space
juliekellery added this to juliekellery's Ideas
April 22, 2014
Large cubbies above hooks
jzahornacky added this to jzahornacky's Ideas
April 21, 2014
Cubby and bench
aby57 added this to mudroom
April 21, 2014
enclose bench top/flip up lid/grey tile 12/24 inch
lalo1963 added this to lalo1963's Ideas
April 18, 2014
kdirmann added this to Laundry/Multipurpose Room
April 11, 2014
By garage; possibly laundry room combination
smrkonich added this to smrkonich's ideas
April 9, 2014
Great combination--shoe rack, bench, drawers, hooks, shelving
mdruby18 added this to Landscape Ideas
March 31, 2014
Upper shelves
lucracia added this to lucracia's Ideas
March 30, 2014
jwscls added this to jwscls's ideas
March 23, 2014
SpectraDécor added this to new house
March 15, 2014
mud room traditional
myrosyannie added this to mudroom/laundry room
March 14, 2014
Framed beadboard, corbels, furniture feet.
Chandra McMahon added this to LaundryRoom
March 9, 2014
like the drawers and layout and upper open cabinet
Amy Davis added this to mudroom
March 2, 2014
PRINT - I like the way the bottom is finished off
ahmerrick added this to Mud room
February 21, 2014
Layout for cubbies
cmulcahy27 added this to Mary's ideas
February 20, 2014
Mud room
mwsmith added this to Real Life Room
February 17, 2014
list of things to consider that are stored in this space
jabryant added this to jabryant's Ideas
February 16, 2014
bessboro added this to bessboro's ideas
February 11, 2014
The storage / bench space
lijqev added this to entry ideas
February 8, 2014
mud room
Kristina DeLeo added this to Mudrooms
February 5, 2014
love the spacious drawer cabinets flanking the bench... so useful!! PLUS oversized overhead cubbies would be immensely useful to me.
carson2m added this to mudroom 2
February 5, 2014
dresser drawers on each end
kwevley added this to Basement
February 4, 2014
maybe hang cubbies over my pictures
maddieps added this to maddieps's ideas
January 31, 2014
olgaermol added this to olgaermol's ideas
January 29, 2014
different colors on the top
tiffwaves added this to tiffwaves's Ideas
January 26, 2014
gigandtom added this to drop zone
January 21, 2014
Shoe holder
babbs098 added this to mudroom
January 17, 2014
mudroom...wood on bench
camislade added this to mud room
January 11, 2014
differing seat heights
dlck1234 added this to dlck1234's ideas
January 9, 2014
overall wall use
oliviahart added this to mudroom
January 7, 2014
Side drawers
Mimosa Ch added this to Fairview
January 6, 2014
Mud Room area
Crystal Dunklau added this to mudroom
January 6, 2014
Seating and counter area
thornburgh1 added this to mud room
January 4, 2014
Color combo
mirien added this to mudroom
January 2, 2014
wendyellis1968 added this to wendyellis1968's Ideas
January 2, 2014
Kinda in between stalls and open
barbkelly15 added this to for mike c
January 2, 2014
great open concept with lots of useable space
barbkelly15 added this to mud room
January 2, 2014
great open concept with lots of useable space
llh281 added this to llh281's Ideas
January 1, 2014
platera added this to platera's ideas
January 1, 2014
colour of bench seat
soniacirka added this to mudroom
January 1, 2014
glass door to bring in light
mialittle added this to David's house
January 1, 2014
Carol Vercellino added this to carol_vercellino's ideas
December 31, 2013
tmgoff added this to tmgoff's ideas
December 30, 2013
like bench/draw arrangement
daforno123 added this to mudroom
December 29, 2013
aswanljung added this to aswanljung's ideas
December 28, 2013
Love the shoe bench storage
shoredream added this to Mudroom
December 26, 2013
Yellow cabinet
Roy Samuel added this to isroylex
December 22, 2013
vinita mudroom
jng716 added this to Mudroom Ideas
December 22, 2013
love this!
josyd added this to josyd's ideas
December 18, 2013
drawers good
Trista Kerber added this to trista_kerber's Ideas
December 16, 2013
Open cubby concept
jcgtcg added this to Mud room
December 15, 2013
American Mustang Custom Homes added this to jdodez's ideas
December 15, 2013
dgoggs116 added this to New closet
December 7, 2013
Seating to put on boot/shoes Multi level look Beadboard backer
tdeloy added this to tdeloy's Ideas
December 1, 2013
mdmom added this to jim and rae hight
November 25, 2013
Front entry bench- all same height. Center hollow for shoes. Side drawers. Use our maple for top. Have Jim build the structure.
Candace Ravis added this to laundry/mudroom room
November 25, 2013
bench instead of cubbies
grammysusie added this to Mudrooms
November 24, 2013
Looks like ours maybe
ahazarika added this to ahazarika's Favorites
November 23, 2013
dlczar added this to dlczar's Ideas
November 23, 2013
mudroom wall
slhager added this to Mud Room
November 22, 2013
spot for shoes - easy clean floor- place to hang
colson1982 added this to Mudroom
November 22, 2013
coffineric added this to coffineric's Ideas
November 20, 2013
ange3456789 added this to Mudroom
November 20, 2013
Good setup
di Stefano Landscaping added this to mudroom
November 19, 2013
We like this layout for the countertop/bench and spaces at top. cubbies would stack on top of the two cabinets. Under the bench could just go to floor dont need a rack for shoes
kristenms84 added this to entry
November 19, 2013
drawers and openness
tannu09 added this to tannu09's ideas
November 18, 2013
gpgirl2005 added this to gpgirl2005's Ideas
November 17, 2013
Shelf under bench for shoes
jmagrino312 added this to jmagrino312's ideas
November 15, 2013
mud room
mmanderson81 added this to Laundry Room/ Mud Room
November 11, 2013
Rug, lockers
stevekmrc added this to stevekmrc's ideas
November 10, 2013
Multi level bench
leftie6318 added this to Mud rooms
November 9, 2013
mrandmrsd added this to mrandmrsd's Ideas
November 9, 2013
another nice entryway
ryanmel04 added this to Mudroom
November 7, 2013
door to outside
Angie added this to Stairs, Hallway
November 3, 2013
lower bench - dimension
lauris3034 added this to lauris3034's ideas
November 2, 2013
jsteele13 added this to jsteele13's ideas
October 31, 2013
melwood1500 added this to Kitchen Ideas
October 30, 2013
niemczak10 added this to Mud Room
October 27, 2013
Like the dark wood bench and white cabinetry
Jill Honeyman added this to jill_honeyman's ideas
October 26, 2013
used dresser idea
johnminton added this to Mud Rooms
October 23, 2013
orthohouse added this to orthohouse's ideas
October 22, 2013
cabinets on the side?
lsmalldon added this to mudroom
October 20, 2013
bench with raised shelves on sides
meaney added this to For Roxanne
October 17, 2013
bright, organized mudroom
christietoo added this to MUDROOM IDEAS
October 17, 2013
Mudroom cubbies?
Macon County Development Group added this to Mud Room
October 16, 2013
Dijana Vujasinovic added this to Bathroom Ideas
October 15, 2013
mdqd added this to mdqd's Ideas
October 14, 2013
ellyglynj added this to front porch
October 11, 2013
Drawers at ends
windy days added this to architectural details
October 8, 2013
architectural detail above door
asilverfoote added this to asilverfoote's ideas
October 7, 2013
another shoeshel
countrybirds added this to mud room
September 29, 2013
lowered bench, cubbies above, braided rug, mix of stained wood and painted wood
goldgaff added this to Kitchen Ideas
September 28, 2013
ranellconine added this to Mudd Room
September 26, 2013
Drawers, cubbies
noemi1971 added this to noemi1971's Ideas
September 23, 2013
mueble entrada hall intimo
bsilverberg added this to bsilverberg's kitchen ideas
September 22, 2013
junemontanari added this to Mud room
September 21, 2013
bench with shoes under
athompson2009 added this to Mudroom Ideas
September 21, 2013
space, storage, seats
joanne0813 added this to joanne0813's Ideas
September 14, 2013
dainbrain added this to MUDROOM
September 14, 2013
drawers; bottom shoe rack
Alex Lupsa added this to Hall
September 13, 2013
apudelko added this to Entryway
September 11, 2013
shoe rack
jenluz added this to Mud room
September 9, 2013
Better to have it open, rather than cubbies? Or contain each mess in its own place?
Phil-Rose Hovinga added this to webuser_4524239's ideas
September 8, 2013
tiffanydellaquila added this to Mud room
September 7, 2013
Multiple levels
nnoodle76 added this to new house
September 6, 2013
Hooks for mud room
Margaret Dawson added this to margaret_dawson's ideas
September 6, 2013
justinepeddle added this to mud room
September 1, 2013
hdrimby added this to mudroom
August 26, 2013
Shoe cubby
jycee added this to mudroom
August 26, 2013
dark bench
ravenegoe added this to mudroom
August 25, 2013
upper storage open
David Fisch added this to Mudroom
August 25, 2013
Shoe area-not on ground, but not in drawers
wmlh27 added this to Mud Room
August 25, 2013
Like the different level of seating
Jessica Truscello added this to jessica_truscello's ideas
August 24, 2013
Selves above
kilnfarm added this to Project 1
August 22, 2013
by utility exit door to tennis courts. Build shelving for wellies coats etc.
csdesigns added this to entry
August 19, 2013
Add a closet to one end or both and it would be perfect for our entry
bconners added this to bconners's Ideas
August 17, 2013
sugrrhi7 added this to entryway
August 16, 2013
hooks with cubbys above. dresser on each end for mail etc, baskets under for shoes.
dawnmcgeegress added this to kitchen
August 12, 2013
Well thought out
indios added this to indios's Ideas
August 11, 2013
alexnb added this to Laundry room
August 8, 2013
Less expensive cubby/locker - make shoe rack all the way across the bottom
amyguidry added this to Room Ideas
August 7, 2013
jmiller4540 added this to jmiller4540's ideas
August 4, 2013
cway2013 added this to cway2013's ideas
August 3, 2013
Bench and chest of drawers High cubes to store baskets with gloves, hats etc
thartke added this to Mudroom/ entry
August 3, 2013
Counter top for calendar/ organizer but still have hooks/bench
Naglis Lideika added this to prieskambaris
July 31, 2013
Pasidejimas krepsiams
saramounsey added this to saramounsey's Ideas
July 31, 2013
drawers and bench
kcurriemd added this to Kristen's idea book
July 30, 2013
Example of cubbies over the hooks (I don't like it)
siohulling added this to mudroom
July 30, 2013
roughtrader added this to Built-ins
July 29, 2013
muffikinz added this to muffikinz's Ideas
July 29, 2013
Like for mud room
cquakenbush added this to mud room
July 29, 2013
Paint door nlacl
renukasubra added this to Mudroom
July 29, 2013
Open design looks nice but maybe an issue to keep tidy. Some open and some closed would be ideal
Susan Clare added this to mudroom
July 29, 2013
abloveshomes added this to mudroom
July 28, 2013
Teardown paneling in exchg for this
Lise Anne Robichaud added this to mudroom
July 28, 2013
J'aime le montant de rangement
daniellacarmella added this to daniellacarmella's Favorites
July 28, 2013
Mud room
jenwalsh416 added this to jenwalsh416's ideas
July 27, 2013
at porch door waynes coat and top wood only
shannondolan added this to mudroom and bathroom
July 27, 2013
catherinedionne added this to mudroom
July 26, 2013
This works too
kristenmcc added this to goldstein
July 25, 2013
Abby Warmington added this to Mudroom
July 25, 2013
Like the bench in the middle with dresser type drawers on the sides
towart added this to Mud room
July 24, 2013
looks good
bricejackson added this to bricejackson's ideas
July 23, 2013
varying heights
brandy16 added this to Utility/Mud room
July 23, 2013
mud room
Vinessa Lo added this to Mud room
July 22, 2013
View from the front door
cathyreen added this to Bootroom
July 22, 2013
Drawers both sides of bench
J Hurd added this to Laundry Room/Mudroom
July 21, 2013
Jeannie Voller added this to jeannie_voller's Ideas
July 21, 2013
place for backpacks, boots, coats, and misc above
tmlewis98 added this to mudroom
July 21, 2013
Jody Dunbar added this to mudroom
July 20, 2013
drop zone counter right inside door
aj322782 added this to aj322782's Favorites
July 20, 2013
grem13 added this to Mudroom
July 19, 2013
different levels
jareiser added this to Mudroom ideas
July 19, 2013
gongolfing added this to gongolfing's ideas
July 16, 2013
jolinda45 added this to Mud room
July 15, 2013
Lots of storage
howhouse added this to laundry/mud room
July 14, 2013
mud room/shoe cubbies/storage - good organization within a narrow room
j2home added this to j2home's Ideas
July 14, 2013
cpuckett added this to knobs/pulls
July 11, 2013
3 parts on hook
Brandon Anderson added this to brandon_anderson6846's ideas
July 11, 2013
Amy Marline added this to New home
July 9, 2013
interesting built-in
miketymeson added this to miketymeson's ideas
July 9, 2013
Manageable for us...not too nice as weird as that sounds.
nikkihulstein added this to mudroom
July 8, 2013
mudroom storage
dlofton added this to laundry room
July 8, 2013
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