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Outfit Your Mudroom

A back entry should be just as welcoming as the front door. Here's how to set up a cheerful spot for kicking off your shoes.

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The Locker Room
Photographer: Robert Brantley Photography

The Locker Room

Built-in cubbies are a great way to maximize storage and keep things organized in a mudroom. Customization options abound: Dedicate one per family member for sweatshirts, hats, and bags, or assign each a different category, such as towels, sports equipment, and rain gear.

Depending on your needs, consider installing a mix of shelves and hooks at appropriate heights. Lining the interior with V-groove paneling will protect the walls and add cottage charm.

Finish off the space with a bench for pulling off sandy shoes on the way in. Short on space? Try tucking smaller bins beneath built-in seating.

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