This mudroom features a custom, rust-colored backpack station. "When the kids come home, they remove any necessary notes and homework and hang their backpacks up," says the designer. "Once homework is done, it all goes back into the backpack ready for the next day."
This home makes great use of space by the door by turning it into a mudroom. Open shelves act as a catch-all for kids' backpacks and shoes, while a small desk is a great place to dash off a quick note or pay a bill.
Entryways are the first impression of any home, and this bright and colorful foyer is a fun welcome in the home. Yellow wallpaper adds a vintage feel to the space, as well as the retro photography artwork. After entering the lime green door, a set of cubbies is perfect for storing backpacks, coats and purses.
A white countertop protects the top and corners of an island from daily dents and dings in this contemporary kitchen. In addition to the cabinets above the double ovens, cubby hole shelves provide extra storage that's perfect for lunch boxes and backpacks.
Although most mudrooms are linear, this one by Anthony James Construction makes great use of an odd corner near the entrances to the home's garage and backyard. A wraparound bench seat features ample storage underneath, while hooks stand ready for purses, jackets, backpacks and more. The 1970s Dutch door adds a nostalgic top note.