Making the Most of Your Mudroom


Published: February 8, 2024
Updated: January 2, 2024

Mudrooms are a coveted architectural element in modern homes, and there are many ways to mimic this trend if your square footage doesn’t allow for this extra storage space. Whether you prefer open shelving, cubbies, or drawers, there are numerous ways to ensure they are functional spaces that maximize your time and energy.

“Not every home needs a mudroom, but it can be a valuable addition to a new build for many reasons,” says interior designer Ellen Matthews. “A mudroom provides dedicated space for storing outdoor gear like coats, shoes, hats, and bags. This can help keep your entryway and other living spaces tidy and clutter-free, especially If you have young children or pets,” Matthews advises.

Through my research, I gathered that these utilitarian spaces are very personal and demand individual styling, as everyone has varied preferences on how shoes, socks, coats, and bags should be stored. These small nuances aside, there is a plethora of inspirational content that is sure to get your gears turning as you make the most of your mudroom.

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