This Washington, D.C., area homeowner wanted the convenience of a mudroom near her kitchen. However, she wanted its contents concealed. Four Brothers, a carpentry company, granted her wish with two side-by-side small closets to house traditional mudroom supplies that blends seamlessly with the kitchen cabinetry.
If you can afford to give up a closet, take a cue from Röm Architecture and transform it into a mini mudroom. Divided cubbies are sized for different footwear types so that they don't end up in a heap. There's even room for school notebooks or library books that need to be toted in and out of the house.
With a bench on one side and a closet on the other, this mudroom makes removing shoes and jackets practically effortless. Tile floors prevent any snow and slush from creeping into the kitchen and ensure that the home stays picture-perfect.
No space for a mudroom? Convert a closet into the perfect space to sit and take off shoes or do a last minute double check in a mirror. Make it transitional like this one with gold pull drapes, matching cozy bench with blue and white accent pillows, tan woven baskets that fit snugly in the under bench storage and an elegant gold mirror.
This mudroom needed to be expansive enough to accommodate a family of six so the designers included tons of cubbies, a large closet, powder room and even a sink! Rug: Oscar Isberian; Pillow: Jayson Home
In this renovation, designer Claire Paquin reconfigured a powder room and hall closet to make space for a mudroom the original house lacked. The clean, transitional space is light and bright, with all-white millwork and built-in storage that extends to the ceiling to maximize space. A fun, modern pendant continues the clean white color scheme.
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.
Floor to ceiling shoe shelves allow for organized and easily viewed storage for men's and women's shoes in this large closet set up. A marble countertop and wavy glass light fixture give a classy finish over the center island drawer storage unit. Closed storage cabinets surround a stacked washer and dryer creating a combined closet and mudroom design.
White, modern slab face cabinets hide a decent amount of pantry space and utility closet and feature great leather handles. A giant pegboard allows flexibility for whatever storage needs may arise. Pegs can be rearranged to hold towels, hats, life vests, etc.
Before the renovation, the kitchen’s size was cut short by a narrow hallway, closet and mudroom that led to the backyard. Appliances, hardware and finishes were dated, and the kitchen suffered from a dark appearance.
A triple-faucet sink is a convenient spot for washing hands and any dirty outdoor items. The charming brick floor keeps things low-maintenance underfoot, and a small water closet is adjacent. Decorative elements consist of a collection of antique clocks and a glass-fronted shelf display of cookbooks. The result is an engaging and versatile space.
Incorporating the hallway, closet and mudroom within the kitchen increased the room’s size by 100 percent. Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath transformed the entire side wall of the old mudroom into pantry storage with pullouts. The back wall resembles an elegant credenza, but also serves to provide valuable storage. The effect was lighter and larger.
Make use of otherwise wasted vertical space by creating extra storage on the back of a closet, pantry, or mudroom door. Over-the-door hooks or systems can be customized with baskets and racks of different sizes.