This Kid-Friendly, Makeshift Mudroom is Ready for Winter

Just in time for the holidays, this custom mudroom offers a busy family plenty of storage for winter gear and pet supplies.

Photo By: Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Rustic White Photography

Everything In Its Place

The unused corner next to the entrance of this traditional Southern house in Atlanta is transformed into a sleek and sophisticated spot to keep everyday items contained.

Integrated Bench

The integrated seating area of the mudroom wall is 20 inches deep to accommodate both kids and adults comfortably.

Traditional Rug

An essential element of a mudroom's design is proper floor protection. Due to high traffic, mudrooms can see their fair share of scratched hardwood and tile. By adding a large, neutral area rug with a classic pattern, you can honor a home's architectural style while also keeping your floors protected.

Gear Storage

To keep sports gear easily accessible and neatly stored, keep it inside an industrial wire basket that can quickly be taken outside during playtime then back inside afterward.

Boot Tray for Kids

Since muddy boots can damage the finish of the mudroom built-in, a boot cubby for little ones is crafted to fit a bronze boot tray.

Adult Boot Cubbies

Mom and Dad's boots have a place in the built-in, making them easy to grab before heading outside.

Backpack Cubbies

Wall hooks inside the built-in create ample hanging space for backpacks and bags. Maximize the mudroom's vertical storage space by layering several personal items.

Wall Baskets

Vintage-industrial style is popular with designers who create spaces shared by kids and adults. The worn, weathered look is forgiving and nostalgic. Schoolhouse wall baskets hung next to the mudroom help corral mail, magazines and newspapers.

Pet Supplies

Families with pets will find it helpful to keep treats and supplies stocked in the mudroom. Here, glass jars keep pet treats contained and easy to find.

Even More Storage

A pair of drawers keeps valuables and periodicals stored and out of sight.

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