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INTRO_Mudrooms_v031 of 18
Washing Up2 of 18
This mudroom entry by Delson or Sherman Architects doubles as a laundry room for a family of five. We love this idea of having laundry near the entry point for muddy clothes! The slate floor was chosen for its indestructibility amid the wet and the snow. The red-dyed bench and cubbies add a bright storage note.
A Step Above3 of 18
Modeled after a Genkan entry, a feature of Japanese houses, this minimalist mudroom in Palo Alto, Calif., features exterior stone paving that continues into the home. CCS Architecture crafted the interior floor to be raised by 6 inches, where guests then walk with their shoes off.
Go West4 of 18
A rustic, wood-paneled entry by JAS Design Build is turned into a functional unloading space with the addition of galvanized boot trays and hooks.
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Wall Works5 of 18
Angela Ferdig's entry hall becomes a sophisticated mudroom with the additional of key elements: coat storage, personal reflection, shoe storage, and seating that doubles as a bag holder.
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Clean Living6 of 18
This accessible mudroom, designed by LDa Architecture & Interiors, offers accessible features for family members who use a wheelchair. As a LEED-certified residence, all the finishes are low-VOC, making it green by design. Plus, the storage drawers help prevent contaminates from entering the living space.
Cubby System7 of 18
Shaker simplicity for a modern family. We like the incorporation of 'inboxes' for mail and homework within the custom-made shelving of this side entryway by JAS Design Build.
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In Plain Sight8 of 18
In the renovation of a tiny 1,200-square-foot historic house, architect Tim Cuppett ensured that every foot of space served a function, including this mini-mudroom created with hooks and a small built-in bench in an otherwise overlooked corner.
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Place Setting9 of 18
Wall space is maximized for storage in this contemporary mudroom in Connecticut by Platt Dana Architects. Headwear, bags and other pieces of life's equipment are stored for easy visibility and access.
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Dressing Room10 of 18
Pastoral New England style meets storage space in the South Camp mudroom by LDa Architecture & Interiors. A burst of bright red on the door adds a much-needed infusion of color to the otherwise minimalist space.
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Sports Center11 of 18
In a contemporary New England home, LDa Architecture & Interiors created a locker-room style mudroom located on a mezzanine level above the garage and adjacent to the home's side entry. In addition to lockers, it has a poured resin floor and an athletic-style water fountain.
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A Little Bit Country12 of 18
This informal entry doubles as a mudroom in a space that sits at the intersection of the front entrance, the back entrance to the pool, and the side entrance to a guest cottage. The teak garden bench is perfect for handling damp guests, and the patina of wear adds to its appeal. Designer Anna Baskin Lattimore painted the typically white beadboard walls a stunning brownish-grey to cozy up the space.
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Go Mod13 of 18
Clean lines and bold colors frame this modern mudroom by Dufner Heighes that's tucked in an unassuming alcove. The durable concrete flooring is softened by a round graphic rug.
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Haute Locker14 of 18
An eye-catching area rug and brightly colored storage buckets enliven this utilitarian storage space and family mudroom by JAS Design Build.
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Grand Central Station15 of 18
This niche mudroom not only acts as a drop spot for three kids, but also works as an organization hub, with each person having their own note board. Drawers and cupboards contain shoes and coats in this space designed by Kerrie Kelly Design Lab, while the personalized baskets collect loose items at the end of each day.
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The Great Divide16 of 18
What would be a simple dividing wall between this Seattle's home entryway and kitchen was cleverly crafted into a functional family center. Designer Colleen Knowles and architect Margaret Menter crafted the cabinets into lockers with one for each member of the family, including the dog. Inside the cabinets, there are electrical outlets, so each person can also charge a device if needed.
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Just Between Us17 of 18
Two closets flank a shoe bench for a simple, stripped-down take on a mudroom in a renovated 1890s farmhouse by Estes Twombly Architects. Consider adding a simple bench near your entry or coat closets for an instant shoe and bag depository.
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Out Of The Closet18 of 18
Think outside the box or, in this case, the closet. Dana Miller of HouseTweaking converted a hall closet into a mini-mudroom by removing the door and adding a storage bench, baskets and hooks.
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