With winter approaching, I'm thinking we all need some ideas on how to maximize storage of winter gear and boots. To that end, I've rounded up some great mudrooms/entries for inspiration. I'm not including standard mudroom built-in storage since many of us don't have the space or budget for custom built-ins. There is one exception though - a gem of a built-in idea that I just had to include. :) I've also done some shopping for you - see below for my top entry pieces!
I think there are a few basic ingredients for every entry. The first is some sort of table or chest - a surface to place your mail and keys (and a lamp would be nice too!) Next is a coat rack or hooks (unless you have a closet). The last is some sort of basket, drawers or bins to put shoes, hats and mittens. It's also nice to have a place to perch. Everything else is gravy.
Here we have a simple entry - just a bench, some hooks, bins, and baskets, and all needs are met. If you want to maximize storage with baskets under a bench, make sure the bench is totally open beneath.
A chalkboard wall is an inexpensive way to make a huge impact - and it's super helpful for keeping everyone on task!
Here are the built-ins that I just had to include. Don't you just love the little window and wash up sink?!??! I'm not sure whose butt could fit on the bench inside the cubbies, but I suppose if you're four you could.
While the style of this entry is a bit frumpy, I'm including it in my lineup because I like how they're using a cabinet in an entry. Unexpected but it's totally functional! The vintage shoe rack is also pretty cool.
These metal lockers are a great way to maximize such a shallow space. Such a clean, sleek look!
That rounds up my inspiration - now let's get to work on creating these spaces in our own home! Below are my favorite entry pieces.
My Favorite Entry Picks
Okay - now I'm inspired! I gotta go re-think MY mudroom! I might have to get those blue lockers!
Until next time!
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