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Got Mud? How to Organize the Mudroom Madness

Spring has sprungso has the mud. Snow has finally melted bringing all signs of Spring: crocuses blooming, grass greening up, but also muddy madness.

There is no avoiding it, the kids hop off the bus with packs on backs, coats in hands and mud on shoes. It all heads straight into the house.  Today, we’ve had enough. Time to find good storage ideas to organize and manage the mud.

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Custom built-in wall unit in a nook of a home featured in Midwest Living

We just love this built-in unit featured in Midwest Living Magazine. The dark grey finish visually tucks all the clutter into the corner of the room. There are lots of open bays to store tennis rackets, and baseballs, and open hooks for coats and bags. And, voila! A comfortable seat to remove your shoes, too! We adore that this homeowner took a small nook and gave it such important function.

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“Halltrees” have come a long way. There’s so much storage, plus coat hanging area in this French Country Mudroom Unit.

Another great option, if you don’t have a carpenter on-call, is a furniture piece like this French Country Mudroom Unit. It has great lower storage for both mucky boots and clean sneakers. The piece has a wide seat for the kids and adults to comfortably sit and change footwear. The multiple hooks are a bonus too. They handle all the spring coats and backpacks—that use to inevitably end up all over the floor. There is additional storage above for hats, baseball gloves, and those random items. The glazed finish gives it an aged character that blends so well into a well-loved home.

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A French Country Bench provides a quick seat for putting on shoes and storing backpacks.
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French Country mudroom features simple bench seating, and heavy duty hooks for coats and bags.

Another relaxed idea we love is incorporating a simple bench with durable hooks above them. This makes a simple hallway have purpose by providing storage and seating. In addition, it creates a pretty area rather than a passageway. If you don’t have room for a large wall unit, just adding a sweet country bench can create an ideal spot for making your own make-shift mudroom.

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A small armoire provides just the right amount of storage in an entry without a closet.

When your entry is lacking closet space, this French Linen Cupboard provides lots of room for hanging coats, stacking shoes, hiding bags and clutter in one closed storage piece. The beauty of the four-paneled beveled doors changes the look of an entry from pass-thru to showpiece. The low wide piece provides plenty of room to put baskets and a sweet mirror above. You’d never know that there is clutter inside.

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Who say your mudroom has to be serious? Add a pop of color with this custom red mudroom unit. The red cabinet practically says, “welcome” when guests enter your house. Interior designer Sara Richardson added the same welcoming red to her closet doors in her farmhouse renovation. After all, your mudroom is the first and last place guests view when visiting your home, it should be an exciting stop.

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Sara Richardson adds a pop of color in her farmhouse mudroom to welcome guests.

For more mudroom furniture ideas, please visit KateMadison.com

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