Mud Room Ideas For Your New Or Existing Home


It’s one of those rooms that really isn’t glamorous, but needs to be done and done right…the mud room. 

If you don’t have one, there are ways to work around that, but it’s definitely a good idea to think about it if you’re just starting the plans for your new home or getting started on a major home renovation. Any home, whether it’s filled with young children, teenagers, pets or couples, will benefit from having a mudroom.

Do you have pets? What are your house rules when it comes to shoes, on or off? Do you want to see everything or do you prefer to have it hidden? There are plenty more questions to answer but those are just a few to get you thinking about. A couple of my clients had smaller, walk through and oddly spaced rooms to work with to create an area that would become their mud room.

Things we planned for:

  • Storage & Shelving for shoes, boots and such.
  • Hooks for backpacks, coats and dog leashes
  • A seat to sit and comfortably take off boots or shoes before entering the rest of the house
  • Bins to put odds and ends

KRID Client Mud Rooms

Below is an example of a mud room by Adams + Beasley Associates, a contractor who I’ve had the pleasure of working with on a large project.

Two more examples of mudrooms by and architect who I admire, Patrick Ahearn:


Hi, I’m Kristen Rivoli. I design premium homes customized to your tastes and needs. I live with my husband, two sons, and dog just outside of Boston.