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Using all components of a mudroom, this setup assigns space to everything you need in a drop-off and pickup spot. Shoes shuffle into floor-level compartments, and small items take their place in cabinet drawers. Wall hooks make places to hang coats and bulkier items, and the overhead compartments give homes to any stray belongings, such as mittens and hats in winter, and sunscreen and sunglasses in summer.
A place to sit while putting on or taking off shoes is a smart addition to an entryway. This two-person bench is easy to incorporate, and the area beneath the bench is perfect for stashing footwear.
A built-in bench such as this one offers two-for-one flexibility as a place to sit and a place to store shoes. Overhead, cupboards keep pool towels, sunscreen, and other backyard necessities on hand but out of sight. Instead of taking the cabinets all the way to the floor, the homeowners opted to leave a cozy cubby beneath one cabinet, a perfect fit for a dog bed.
Teeming with sports gear, this mudroom's goal is to simplify life for an active family. A bench under the window gives youngsters a place to plant themselves while suiting up for activities. In addition to the open lockers, wicker baskets hold equipment and can be tucked into locker niches.
With room for every member of the family, this mudroom spreads function and style along an entire wall. The cupboards along the back wall keep clutter to a minimum. Half-wall shelving units in front of the nook define the mudroom area and also act as a barrier between clutter and the adjacent spaces.
This small entry makes the most of limited space with a few smart solutions. Using wall pegs is a way to organize outerwear, and a folding stool adds the functionality of a bench but can be tucked away when not in use.
One great trick for clutter: Hide it inside shelf-size baskets. This arrangement gives you the option of removing a basket for sorting yet keeps gear out of view.
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