This basement used to be an unfinished laundry room and a small living space that doubled as a storage room. Now it's a mudroom, full bathroom, laundry room, bar area, TV room and kids’ playroom—so usable for a family of four!
No need for a trip to the kennel. Constructed by Washington, D.C.-based Four Brothers Carpentry, this built-in dog kennel and spa is located in a spacious mudroom that includes the family’s laundry facilities. Two comfy cages hold large dogs. A bottom drawer reveals a hide-a-way bed for a tiny pooch.
Built-in Bench Mudroom Sitting Area With Wicker Basket Storage, Coastal Details and Exposed Ceiling Beams
Beautiful white wood walls and exposed ceiling beams give a great nautical feel to this coastal mudroom. Dark wood on the built in bench and ceiling fan panels give a deep contrast to the bright white. wicker baskets tuck under the bench for organized and concealed storage.
Olive green cabinetry in this mudroom boasts ample storage for a busy family. Cubbies keep jackets and bags neatly tucked away, yet accessible. A built-in desk provides a quiet study or work space with drawers for mail and office accessories.
Built-in storage creates a functional space for flat and hanging storage in this Martha's Vineyard mudroom. Metal piping and pale wood shelves blend to give the space a rustic-industrial vibe that flows with the rest of the modern farmhouse-style home. The peaked, beamed ceiling provides an open and airy feel.
Gray and White Transitional Mudroom With Built-In Bench
Floor-to-ceiling cabinets and drawers offer maximum storage to this mudroom. A built-in bench sits in the center of it all; the graphic wallpaper behind it and bright orange pillows bringing bold visual punch to the space.
This eclectic white entryway houses a functional mudroom featuring a contemporary storage bench. Wooden shelving is situated above the bench, creating additional storage options. Colorful geometric patterns are used to keep the space feeling lively and trendy.
Green built-in shelving with orange accents provides the perfect spot to store hats, gloves and shoes upon entering this Brentwood home. Custom art and an upholstered bench add texture to the inviting space.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, an unnecessary hallway is transformed into a chic bonus mudroom. Keeping in line with the clients' love of "vintage cottage" decor, Sarah brightened up the small space with neutral pale blue wall paint and shabby chic accents.
When designing a mudroom, think of how your children will use the space. Jeffrey S. Brown, president of J.S. Brown & Co., says, "Most parents tell us their children do better with open areas because they are more likely to hang their coat on a hook than to open a closet door and pull down a hanger." In this situation, low-hanging hooks are the best option. Kids can easily hang their bags and coats on rows of hooks and kick off their shoes below. Designer Sarah Richardson's walk-through mudroom is the perfect example of a low-maintenance entry with kids in mind.
Beach Themed Mudroom at Rhode Island Beach Cottage
Designers wanted to help keep the homeowners organized, so they designed a beach themed mudroom. The space has storage for shoes and beach bags, as well as racks for towels and swim suits so that all of the sand and water from a trip to the beach stays in this space instead of getting tracked through the rest of the house.
Try hanging an accordion rack in your entryway or mudroom to store and display everyday items. This will keep you from piling objects on the nearest counter, helping eliminate household clutter. Also, a major bonus: you’ll always know where you put your keys.
The open concept design of this home's lower floor includes a mud room-style entry and family room. A chic built-in bench nestles in amongst floor-to-ceiling cabinets, offering handy hidden storage for toys, outdoor supplies and more.