Entryway & Mudroom How To & DIY

Improve the value of your home by discovering our entryway & mudroom step-by-step tips & ideas.

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How to Build a Boot Cleaning Station

You can build this handy boot station with just a few essential tools and some lumber. Park it right outside your door, so you can effortlessly scrape off any muck and snow on your shoes all fall and winter. This simple DIY project only takes an hour to complete, plus no more tracking dirt into the house. Win-win!
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How to Repaint a Rusty Metal Hand Rail

Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique helps a homeowner clean up and repaint a rusty metal railing.
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How to Build a Simple Mudroom Bench

In just a few hours, Tom Silva and Kevin O’Connor turn a single sheet of MDF into a piece of furniture that provides both storage and seating.
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How to Make a Concrete Umbrella Stand

This warmed-up, splashy storage project from our #DIYDARE challenge will have you smiling in the rain
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9 Smart Mudroom Ideas

Simple mudroom designs for the whole family to store—and easily reach—outerwear essentials.
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Life-Changing Tips for a More Organized Home

Learn the house organization ideas experts use to keep their homes in order
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Create an Entry Bench With Pipe Fittings

Make a simple, sturdy seat with industrial beauty
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How to Build a Boot Stand

Tidy up and protect your floors with this boot stand made from balusters
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How to Build a Shutter Mirror

Steal a glance as you dash out the door or stash a reminder note with this handy entryway accessory
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How to Install a Fiberglass Entry Door

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to upgrade an entryway with a brand-new, low-maintenance, energy-efficient door
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Entryway Benches

Whether you have a full-on mudroom or want to dedicate a section of wall to act as one, a seat with storage is a by-the-door essential
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How to Turn a Salvaged Column Into a Coat Tree

Reclaimed posts with fluted channels or curvy turnings can find new life as a decorative interior accent
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How to Build a Wall-Mounted Coatrack

No room for an entryway closet? No problem. Keep outerwear organized with this simple-to-build piece
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All About Wainscoting

Dress up your plain-Jane walls with stylish trim that also guards against scuffs and scratches. This Old House helps you get the look you want at a price you can afford.
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How to Build a Tub-Foot Umbrella Stand

Repurpose vintage claw-foot tub supports in your house as bookends, lamp bases, and more
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How to Replace a Door Threshold

How to put your exterior entryway back on solid footing.