The mudroom is unlike the front entrance, which is seen by everyone and used by guests; the mudroom is usually a secondary entrance. Personally, I would love one; even a small mudroom would be helpful for keeping the house picked up and organized.
What Every Mudroom Needs
1. Hooks and Racks
Hooks and racks are a must! Coats, hats, scarves, umbrellas — whatever it may be, they all need a place. Currently, my kids think it’s the floor of the entryway; I’m not a fan.
2. A Bench
A bench is next on the must-have mudroom list. The first thing you want to do when you get home is sit down and take your shoes off. A bench is a perfect place to do that, and it can also be used for shoe storage by putting a boot tray underneath the bench, or by using a bench with a flip-up seat for more storage space.
3. Cubbies or Lockers
Cubbies or lockers will take your mudroom to the next level. Each member of your family can have their own designated storage space. Each cubby or locker should come with the essentials: low storage for the shoes, hooks for the coats and backpacks, and high storage for seasonal items like hats, gloves, and scarves.
4. A Closet
A closet can also come in handy in your mudroom. It’s not an absolute must-have, but it would provide a designated space for out-of-season things, such as sports equipment, winter/spring essentials, cleaning supplies, or any other items you want out of sight.
5. Utility Sink
Also useful in the mudroom would be a utility sink!! This is great for spring, when you’re gardening and need a quick place to clean up without tracking mud throughout your home. It’s also excellent for cleaning up paint and crafts, or a quick washing of clothes. You could even use it for bathing your pets.