In many homes there is not enough space available to allow the luxury of a dedicated mudroom. However, it is possible to combine more than one function into one room. When this is done successfully, even a small home can eke out enough space for mudroom. This may mean installing a row of cabinetry and a storage bench that serves as a mudroom in the entrance area. As seen in the pictures below, mudrooms can accommodate a laundry pair, counterspace and even a small office area if they are well-designed. Check out our gallery of photos below to provide you with inspiration for your mudroom/entrance transformation.
This light and airy mudroom features individual cubbies for hanging outdoor gear, a sink for cleanup and additional hidden storage. The installation of the washer and dryer underneath the countertop ensures that there is ample space for folding laundry and other tasks.
This mudroom has a textural, feature wall that displays the age and structure of the home. On the opposite wall is a row of custom cabinetry with lower hidden storage, a large bench for seating, hooks and upper, open cabinetry. The window in the front door fills this space with lots of natural light and creates the illusion of more space.
This mudroom features durable tile flooring that has been laid an a unique, herringbone pattern. The curved bench maximizes the space available while providing hidden storage and plenty of space for seating. The Dutch door blends seamlessly with the paneling throughout the space and opens this room to the outdoors.
One of the most popular flooring choices for a mudroom is tile. Tile is great because it is extremely durable and resistant against moisture. This mudroom features a 12×12 tile floor, as well as functional combination of closed and open storage. A small area with recessed lower cabinetry provides the ideal place to drop the mail when returning home.
The neutral color palette in this mudroom keeps this space light and airy. The installation of upper and lower cabinetry takes advantage of the vertical space available and ensures that access to lots of storage options for outdoor gear, footwear and laundry.
The mudroom is located in an open area of the home and has therefore been designed to blend into the surroundings. This design features custom details like curved furniture legs, two pull-out pantrys and floor to ceiling cabinetry. The bench, with open cubbies, provides a place to store footwear.
In mudrooms that have limited floor space there are a few tricks you can employ to make the most of the space available. Installing recessed cabinetry that travels from floor to ceiling takes advantage of the vertical space. It is also helpful to limit the number of cabinetry doors in the room since too many in a small space will make the room feel smaller and choppy.
This mudroom provides plenty of space to store outdoor gear and footwear away before entering the rest of the home. This is a great feature for homes where there are parents and children because with each member of the family the amount of gear only increases. A dedicated mudroom/storage area keeps these items from overflowing into other parts of the home.
Not every home is designed to accommodate a mudroom that is separate from the rest of the house. Situations like this require a homeowner or designer to make the most of the space available. A large wall directly inside the home (as seen above) can provide a place for a bench, hooks and open shelving that can act as a mudroom.
Open cubbies and baskets are perfect when it comes to mudroom organization. The cubbies act as little storage boxes for footwear making them easy to access and identify. The baskets provide a place for smaller items like scarves, mittens and hats that would otherwise get lost.
Access to natural light is important in all areas of a house, including the mudroom. This space cleverly incorporates a space for storage and cleanup while making sure to incorporate all windows into the design. The undermount sink and countertop provides a place to wash-up after working outside.
The Moravian star pendant is the perfect accent to this cottage mudroom. It provides soft lighting, as well as a decorative focal point for the space. The continuous paint color throughout the room, from the wall paneling to the custom cabinetry and trim, effectively makes the mudroom feel more spacious.
This mudroom is an organizers dream. It features copious amounts of storage, both horizontal and vertical. A large row of hooks above the bench make storing coats and jackets quick and easy. The installation of cabinetry around the washing machine and dryer help to to blend in to the room.
The tile installation in this mudroom creates the effect of a large area rug in front of the built-in cabinetry. The custom cabinetry accommodates tall footwear like rubber boots, as well as a separate area for each family member to hang their coats and store miscellaneous items.
This mudroom features a graphic tile installation that coordinates perfectly in the and adds to the classic look of the home. Custom cabinet features like curved dividers, crown molding and stacked cabinetry create a personalized mudroom for this beautiful home.
The tile flooring in this mudroom is ideal for a mudroom. Not only is it durable and water resistant, the color also effectively hides the mud and dirt that will inevitably be tracked in on a daily basis. The wallpaper provides a touch of personality to this practical space.
Clean and fresh is what comes to mind when viewing this immaculate mudroom. The contrast of black hardware against the white cabinetry is striking. The soft blue upholstery of the storage bench provides a splash of color while helping to tie in the dark gray flooring and white cabinetry.
A tile floor that features a combination of neutral tones in a natural pattern is ideal for a mudroom floor. While it is inevitable that the floor will get dirty from time to time, this style of flooring will hide minor messes when the floor cannot be cleaned immediately. A large wooden bench coordinates perfectly with the color of the tile and the wall color.
This home suffers from a common problem found in many older homes: lack of an adequate entrance/mudroom. However, the installation of a built-in cabinetry to the left of the front door provides the ideal place to store shoes, boats and jackets. Even a short length of wall can be transformed into a functional space.
This mudroom performs double duty by acting as the laundry room/storage area. By installing cabinetry on both walls, much like a galley kitchen, the space takes advantage of all available space to effectively provide storage and horizontal working surfaces as well.
There is not lack of storage space in this spacious mudroom. The galley layout features custom cabinetry with a combination of open and closed storage. There is a designated area for each member of the family that features hooks, open storage and pull-out drawers. The dark gray tile floor provides a dramatic contrast against the all-white cabinetry.
The unique cabinetry design in this mudroom allows the available natural light to flow through the space without it being blocked by bulky upper cabinetry. The large, paneled wall with coat hooks acts as a focal point for the space and adds a sense of elegance.
This expansive mudroom features an extra storage option in the installation of a large island in the middle of the space. Surrounding the island, along the walls, are multiple designated areas for the storage of backpacks, sweaters and coats.
The graphic window treatment provides a color palette for this sleek mudroom. The gray-brown flooring tiles perfectly into the window treatments, as well as the natural wood bench. The coral cushions on the storage bench provide a pop of color in this otherwise neutral space.
This mudroom features a graphic tile installation of dark gray tiles and contrasting white grout. This theme continues to the contrast of the white cabinetry against he dark wood horizontal surfaces. A vintage ceiling fixture finishes off the space.
This cozy mudroom features wainscotting and a floating, solid wood bench. A narrow window in the middle of the provides a view of the outdoors. The front door is painted to coordinate with the interior of the mudroom, as well as the exterior of the house.
While white cabinetry is common in mudroom design there is no reason why you can’t go dark. In a mudroom that is often used by children, it can actually make cleanup up easier of the surfaces they come in contact with are darker. To avoid the space appearing too dark the front door of this mudroom features a glass panel and the space above the paneling is painted a creamy white.
A colorful rug can be a great addition to a mudroom. It adds a splash of color in a commonly neutral space and it also helps to trap dust and dirt that can be tracked as people enter the home. The black interior door in this space adds an unexpected touch of black which coordinates well with the space.
This cozy mudroom is designed to provide storage as well as a work area. The built-in desk and upper cabinetry provide hidden storage for paperwork and bills, as well as a spot for a laptop. The installation of a row of hooks and cabinetry above accommodates the need for a place to hang your coat.
This mudroom features a beautiful slate floor that has been accented by white grout. Slate is an excellent choice for a mudroom because of the natural colors found in it and its long-term durability. A small desk and chair provide a place to deposit mail and keys when coming home.
The color palette of this entryway is taken from the warm colors found in the tile flooring. The soft blue walls pair beautifully with the warm white cabinetry. The Shaker-style cabinetry and cup pulls as reference design of this quaint cottage home.
While a mudroom may need to incorporate different materials from the rest of the home, it is important to make sure that a general design them is carried throughout. This space does that well by incorporating the same trim and paneling in the adjacent rooms. The slate floor also features colors that reference the hardwood flooring in the kitchen and dining area.
The white cabinetry and light green-blue wall color in this seaside mudroom references the beauty seen outdoors. The use of stripes in the accent pillows and area rug also reference the nautical motif while coordinating with the striped wainscoting on the walls.
This home features a curved niche inset by paneling and cabinetry designed to provide hidden and hanging storage options. An large, open shelf above the hooks provides a space for additional accessories and decor items. The tile pattern on the floor, with its contrasting dark border, creates the illusion of a large accent rug.
This rustic mudroom features natural materials that are designed to withstand the effects of snow and ice that can be tracked in boats and shoes. A sliding door allows easy access to the kitchen area without requiring additional floor space like a traditional swinging door. By installing wall paneling and cabinetry in the same material the space is made to feel much larger than it is.
The design of this mudroom’s cabinetry accommodates a number of important items such as a working desk area, open and closed storage and space for decorative storage as well. Carrying the cabinetry from floor to ceiling maximizes the amount of storage that this space can accommodate.
The walls in this mudroom are painted a warm gray-brown that coordinates beautiful with the natural wood elements seen throughout the space in the exterior and interior doors, paneling and bench. The use of baskets on the large open shelf make sure that there is additional space for items that are used infrequently but still need to be readily accessible.
This mudroom ventures a little out of the ordinary by painting the cabinetry a light gray. While light gray may reduce the reflection of natural light throughout the space it does hide dirt and grim much better than a crisp white. By installing cabinetry in a u-shape the mudroom can accommodate vertical storage and a large l-shaped desk.
This bright mudroom features a striking black and white tile floor that is both durable and classic. Multiple horizontal surfaces fulfill a variety of functions by providing seating, storage and a space to display decorative items and family photos. A large row of closets, located towards the door, makes it easy to keep out-of-season items out of the way.
The use of large tiles in this mudroom creates the illusion of more space. Small tiles (less than 12×12) would have made the space feel busy and cluttered. A clever sliding door allows the stackable laundry pair to be easily hidden when not in use. The wallpaper adds a touch of personality to this functional space.