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.
In Trista's design, she added a mudroom right off the kitchen. This way, the family can contain their messy clothes and boots to this space and keep the rest of the house clean after a long day of hiking in the mountains. See it at hgtv.com.
The new mudroom has hooks, storage, and a place for everyone's things. The polished concrete floors help contain the mess and make for an easy clean, while the bench gives the family an easy space to take off their dirty shoes.
An open locker system keeps jackets, baskets and other essentials handy in this mudroom. Chalkboard labels identify each locker, while drawers and baskets provide convenient, hidden storage for each family member.
Storage Dilemma: You don't have the budget or space for a built-in mudroom, but need storage. Solution: A cube organizer provides open storage for shoes, gloves, scarves and the other essentials you need as you head out the door. Pair the organizer with hooks above, so coats and jackets stay within easy reach.
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."
Neutral Mudroom Provides Welcoming Entrance to Home
The back door of this home opens into a bright, inviting mudroom. With a tile floor, this room is very easy to clean, while wall to wall cabinets adds storage. Orange and red pillows accent the door and add pops of color to the space, beckoning guests into this stylish home.
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.
Add two simple reclaimed-wood slabs, and presto! This recessed niche, just inside the backyard door, becomes a mudroom. Barker Freeman Design Office architects needed little more than the shelving and a few hooks to create an ideal setup for removing shoes and stashing flotsam. Keeping the wall color the same as in the rest of the room allows for continuity, but the paler hue on the surrounding wall helps to define the space.