$324 Mudroom

Transform a corner of clutter into a mudroom -- an organized catchall that functions for the entire family.

Everything In This Slideshow

  • Add a Mudroom to Your Entry

    Mud may connote a mess, but a well-designed mudroom is anything but. One unused wall adjacent to the door to the garage became a fun (and functional) mudroom with the addition of bookcases, a wall cabinet, and a new pendant. Two bookcases ($34.99) anchor this makeover. The baseboard wrapping the base creates a custom-built look. For extra storage, divide the bottom units to create cubbies for shoes.

    IKEA Billy bookcase; ikea.com

    Get free organizing tips every week from our Storage Solutions newsletter.

  • Mail Organization

    A fresh coat of white paint and personalized labels turned these wall files ($34.99 each) into darling mail storage.

    Success Image; successimage.com

  • Hang a Pendant Overhead

    A small pendant ($91) casts a soft light over the mudroom, creating a warm and welcoming ambience.

    Kichler Seaside indoor brushed-nickel pendant; kichler.com

  • From Cabinet to Bench

    A wall cabinet ($93) with new hardware, a shelf cut to fit, and a cushion now makes a comfy spot to take off shoes at the end of the day.

    Lowes's; lowes.com

  • Warm Up with Wainscoting

    For extra durability and charm, cover the wall between the bookcases with wainscoting. A shelf and coat hooks above provide the perfect spot to drop your keys and hang your jacket.

  • Try This

    Watch for more mudroom inspiration.

  • Next Slideshow Make the Most of Your Mudroom and Entryway

    Make the Most of Your Mudroom and Entryway

    Turn an under-utilized entry area into a super-functional mudroom with these ideas for efficient storage and organization.
    Begin Slideshow »

Loading... Please wait...

Add My Photo close