Practical Solutions for Mudroom Storage: How to Maximize Your Space

A newly remodeled back door entry way with mudroom with built-in storage painted cabinet closet in white. The room is featuring coat hangers wall, with shoes storage and seating facilities and tile floor. Photographed in horizontal format.

Your mudroom is one of those rooms that can make or break how you function day-to-day. As a place for jackets and boots and plenty of traffic, it can either do wonders for how you and your family function or leave you with a bit of an unwanted headache. It all comes down to your mudroom storage and whether or not you’re maximizing the space you have.

The perfect mudroom will be equipped with all of the right storage solutions to match the things you need to store. There are plenty of practical solutions you can use to do just that and ensure you’re making the most out of your space. We compiled this list of ideas so you don’t need to go very far to get the inspiration you’re looking for. 

Mudroom Storage Ideas

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While you might not necessarily use every single idea on this list, it’s a great way to see what options are available and gain a bit of inspiration. 

Here are all our best mudroom storage ideas.

  1. Strategize furniture

Of course, if you’re using furniture in your mudroom, you want it to be furniture you love. But this is a room where it’s important to choose furniture that’s functional and optimized for storage. 

An open entry console table might look great, but is it going to mean lots of clutter? Consider enclosed furniture or at least furniture that will allow you to use it as storage as well. The more you can tuck things away, the cleaner and more organized the space is going to feel. Be strategic!

  1. Incorporate a cubby room

Cubbies are awesome for mudrooms because they allow for the ultimate storage – especially if you have kids! They make it easy to store smaller things like hats, gloves, and umbrellas and can even be labelled so each family member knows exactly where their things are supposed to go.

There are so many different ways to design cubby rooms as well! Adding cool tilework or interesting colors can help bring your cubbies from purely functional to both functional and beautiful!

  1. Choose simple over complicated
A mudroom home interior space displaying a remodeled entrance and storage room. The home showcase interior features built-in furniture storage closets, coat hooks, shoes storage compartments under a seating bench, and window for letting daylight indoors. A coat hangs in the entry hall domestic room sparse decor, with no people.

While it’s a great idea to incorporate a bit of style and design in your mudroom, don’t over complicate it! You don’t want to cram too many things into the space that are likely to leave it feeling chaotic. 

Choose simple designs when it comes to furniture and always ensure the storage solutions you choose are durable. You want to walk into your mudroom and not feel overwhelmed by the number of objects in the room. Keep it simple and you’re sure to thank us later.

  1. Combine your mudroom with your laundry room

We love combining mudrooms with laundry rooms and making this multi-functional type of space work. Even if your space is limited, there are tons of ways to get creative and get the best room mash up possible.

Tuck away your laundry appliances, invest in great cabinetry, and ensure there’s a spot for each and every small and big thing you need to store. If you’ve been wondering about the laundry/mudroom combo, it’s definitely a possibility!

  1. Go for durable flooring

While this might not necessarily be a way to maximize your space, it’s sure to help it stay in good condition for as long as possible. You might go for something like ceramic stone tiles that are sure to stand the test of time when it comes to your flooring.

Just be sure whatever flooring you choose connects seamlessly between rooms and outdoors. That means for proper installation by a professional!

  1. Add a smaller shelf

The truth about mudrooms is they’re a place that serves as a catch all for a lot of items. That includes smaller items like your car keys and wallets. Adding a smaller shelf near the door where you enter and exit is a great way to ensure these items have a place to go. 

You might get one with a drawer or add a basket on top to help tuck all your smaller items away. Then, they’ll be easily accessible when it’s time to head out the door!

  1. Use every bit of space

When we say use every square inch of space available to you, we mean it! No corner should be left unused, which is something that’s possible when you go for a custom-built mudroom.

Ways to ensure you’re using up all possible space include using hooks, cubbies, and shelves, and even adding in a bench with storage underneath. Making things multi-purpose is one of the best ways you get the most out of your mudroom.

  1. Put up wall hooks

Wall hooks are going to be your best friend when it comes to your mudroom. Especially if you have a family with plenty of things that need to be hung and put away.

Consider adding hooks of varying sizes and types to best suit whatever it is you plan to hang. You might also consider putting hooks at various heights to help accommodate adults and kids a little bit better. 

You also can’t go wrong with hooks in a line which will help to make things appear clean and simple!

  1. Use space all the way to the ceiling

Have you ever walked into a storage space and wondered why there’s so much room above the cabinets just before the ceiling? Us too! 

If you’re not using all the vertical space available then you’re not maximizing the space available to you. You might go for tall cabinets to store your clothing that’s out of season or even your holiday decorations. Regardless of what it is you’re choosing to store, you can never truly have enough storage space.

Use up that vertical space and make sure every corner has a use!

  1. Make use of baskets and storage bins

Baskets are a fantastic way to store your items without taking away from the style of your mudroom. In fact, baskets can make your mudroom look even more styled and put together! 

Use them to reduce clutter and keep your things organized. You might assign a basket to each family member so they have a designated place for their things. You could also organize baskets and bins by item so each one has a home. You truly cannot go wrong with a good basket or storage bin!

  1. Incorporate a built-in bench

A built-in bench is a fantastic way to make your mudroom extra functional. We recommend going custom when it comes to adding a built-in bench to your mudroom so you can be sure it fits properly and will serve the purpose you’re looking for.

Benches are great when it comes to styling your mudroom and can even provide extra storage space if you utilize the area underneath the bench. This is where your storage baskets and bins will come in handy!

  1. Use cabinet doors

The truth about mudrooms is they can get cluttered fast if you’re not careful. If you’re someone who doesn’t love the sight of clutter, then you might consider having cabinet doors as opposed to open shelving. That way it’ll be easy to tuck things away and maintain a sleek look overall.

If everything is tucked away and hidden then you can even add some styling and décor to the rest of the space to help add some extra wow factor.

  1. Consider custom cabinets

If you’re looking to go the cabinets route for your mudroom, then we definitely recommend doing them custom! That way you can ensure you use up your space efficiently and won’t end up with any unexpected surprises along the way.

Custom cabinets mean you can make your mudroom entirely your own. And achieve the exact look you’ve always dreamed of!

  1. Install pull-out trays and shelves

Last but not least is pull-out shelves and trays. There’s nothing worse than having to dig into a cabinet or become frustrated trying to find the things you need. 

Making your trays and shelves pull outs will allow you to see each of the items in your space and get to what you need faster. If there was ever a way to maximize your mudroom space and make things more convenient, this is definitely it!

The Mudroom of Your Dreams

Feeling inspired when it comes to updating your mudroom and getting the functional storage of your dreams? We certainly are! And the great news is you don’t need to go on this journey alone.

At Coastal Closets and Showers we help customize your space so you can get the most out of it! We have a team full of designers and experts who can help and are ready to listen to your needs to ensure your mudroom is a space you absolutely love. You won’t need to worry about figuring out this space on your own when you have a team of experts on your side! 

Ready to get started? Click here to contact us and book your free consultation!


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