Photo by Thomas J. Story

These mudrooms create clever transition zones for their home’s entrances and exits while keeping it stylish, and now you can do the same

Nena Farrell  – October 4, 2019 | Updated December 30, 2019

Indoor-Outdoor Solution

Thomas J. Story

An enclosed porch acts as a mudroom for this beach shack home in Seaside, Oregon, with the help of a bench, detailed mirror, and hook

Hiding in Plain Sight

Thomas J. Story

In the Seattle suburb of Medina, the mudroom of this Parisian-inspired home tucks a small washer, dryer, folding table, and even hanging storage behind a wall of soft blue-green cabinetry.

Bathroom Combo

Thomas J. Story

Phoenix-based interior designer Jenny Komenda upgraded the kids’ bathroom at this Washington cabin with floor-to-ceiling black subway tile, a long bench, and row of hooks. The bathroom’s close location to the front door and garage makes it double as a mudroom.

Galvanized Storage

Thomas J. Story

This Alaska cabin mudroom uses galvanized steel planters to provide just the right amount of rugged storage―and a fun metallic glint―above coat hooks in a mudroom.

Haven in the Hall

Photo by Kate Osborne Photography, courtesy of Studio McGee

This entry hall gets the mudroom upgrade with a bench, set of hooks, and a wicker basket to corral shoes.

Outdoor Edition

Thomas J. Story

The owners of this Washington lakeside cabin wanted their cabin to have similar indoor-outdoor living as their previous residence, a 32-foot Airstream. The towel hooks outside the door to the den make for a summertime outdoor mudroom coming in from the lake.

Farmhouse DIY

Dave Lauridsen

For the mudroom in this 1920s farmhouse near Glacier National Park, wood was used to craft a bench with a hidden cubby under the seat, while still leaving room for shoes down below.

Schoolhouse Style

Photo by Jessica Kettle, courtesy of Studio McGee

Each family member gets their own mudroom-style locker, with a hook, lower cabinet, basket, and closed upper cupboard.

Hallway Hack

Photo by Thomas J. Story

This lakeside cabin home in Lake Chelan, Washington, takes advantage of the long hallway that connects an exterior entry to a variety of rooms. The mudroom-style hallway features cabinets and cubbies for coats, bags, towels, and even sheets to double as a linen closet. There are even spaces for food, so it can triple as a pantry space.

Moody Space

Photo by Travis J. Photography, courtesy of Studio McGee

This spacious mudroom has room for individual cubbies, a closed closet at the end, and even room for a wooden ottoman for the center of the room. The black cabinetry gives the room a dose of drama.

Cozy Corner

Thomas J. Story

This Methow Valley cabin has a mudroom just off the kitchen, where minimalist rods pair with live-edge wood to create a banquette-style bench. Baskets underneath collect mittens and hats.

Bright Corners

Photo by Kate Osborne, courtesy of Studio McGee

This mudroom is tucked into the back corner with a small built-in armoire, but presents a stool right by the door for removing one’s shoes right away.