Who wouldn’t like more storage in their entryway? A mudroom doesn’t have to take up a lot of space in your home. A mudroom in your home can be a great storage and functional space.
No matter what your home’s layout is, these mudroom storage solutions will work for any size home. These mudroom tips will help you transform your main entrance into an area that works for you and your family.
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Mix cubbies and closed storage to make your mudroom look more attractive, like Erin did with Sunny Side Up. To keep your mudroom clutter-free, store any unattractive items in the closed units.
Kelli and Kristi of Lolly Jane suggest making a unique key holder if you don’t have a place for your keys in the mudroom. It’s possible to keep it simple and make key holders from flat frames, trays or letterpress drawers.
A dresser, such as Jaime Costiglio’s, can be used to organize your accessories and shoes if you have a narrow entryway. You can assign each drawer to someone or take out the drawers and place baskets in them. To complete the space, hang hooks on the wall opposite.
You may have an older home with a coat closet as your front door. Remove the doors from the closet and build a bench. Then add hooks such as this What Karly Said mudroom. This space should be kept open to avoid clutter.
You should ensure that your mudroom has a designated area where mail can be processed as it arrives. If you don’t have an organized system for organizing junk mail, it can clutter your dining room tables and coffee tables. Noodlehead’s mail organizer hangs on the wall and can be used to store your mail and keep it from getting lost.
Consider who and what items they will keep in the mudroom. Hang hooks that are low enough to allow school-age children to reach, such as this space from I’m Batmom. They can keep their school supplies, backpacks and outerwear on the designated hook.
Tall shelving can be a great addition to an entryway or mudroom. This is what Modern Jane did in her mudroom. You can store out-of-season clothes and other items high up that you don’t use daily. These shelves can be used to display decor that will blend with your home’s style.
Sometimes, you may not have enough space for a dresser in the entryway. Consider the space next to your main entrance if this is the case. You can make a chic mudroom from small spaces like this one by Downright Simple. You can store jackets, keys and purses close to the entrance by installing a narrow shelf with hooks.
A shelving unit can be used as a double purpose in a mudroom. The cubbies on the floor of this mudroom by Golden Boys and Me are perfect for shoes and other small items. However, the shelves can also be used as benches. Attach the shelving unit to the wall, but make sure it is sturdy.
Consider reimagining your stairway to make it a mudroom storage space. Although this Boston Design Guide idea requires some construction, it is a smart way to make use of unused space. You can hang a coat rack along the wall near the stairs to make it more functional. Then, add a bench underneath.
A Hobby Lobby command center with a calendar and to-do lists, grocery list and other planning items can be a great way to keep track of important meetings and appointments. Use chalkboard paint and old frames to create a space for a command centre in your mudroom. To store important documents and notes, you can also use a corkboard.
Tension rods and bars are common in coat closets. You can transform your coat closet to a mudroom by removing the bars. This is similar to this space from Milk and Honey Life. Hooks are better for hanging heavy coats. It’s also easier to hang coats on hooks than to reach for a hanger when you get in the door.
Closed storage is not an option. Instead, you can store shoes and gloves in attractive baskets such as this Reena Sotropa mudroom. If necessary, label each basket with a purpose and a description. It is important to organize your mudroom storage by making sure that everything has its place.
A mudroom will function better if there’s a place to put on or take off your shoes. You can store your shoes by adding baskets or mats to an open bench, such as this one from ReenaSotropa. An ottoman with storage space can be used if a built in won’t fit into your space.