How to Design a Mudroom That Stays Neat and Clean

"A place for everything and everything in its place" is a popular saying that helps define the goal of a well organized mudroom. In any busy home the mudroom is the perfect space to store outerwear, shoes, bags, and family necessities. A great way to design a mudroom that stays neat and clean is to focus on creating custom built-ins that fit your family's specific needs.

Some of our favorite mudroom features include:

    • Built-in shoe storage Many families fight the daily battle of shoe storage. They quickly pile up and become unmanageable. Built-in shoe shelves, cubbies, or racks provide space for shoes that keeps them up and out of the way.

Farmhouse Entry by Stowe Architects & Building Designers Cushman Design Group via Houzz

    • Dedicated cubbies A cubby for each member of the family naturally helps keep the mudroom clutter at bay. Hooks inside the cubbies allow for hanging storage and shelves can hold shoes, lunch boxes, or winter gloves.

Traditional Entry by Philadelphia General Contractors Greenable via Houzz

    • A sliding door A shallow closet is a great place to install hooks, shelving, and a bench. You can add a sliding door to close the space off completely and to help keep clutter hidden.

Eclectic Laundry Room via Houzz

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