Entryways & Mudrooms
Maximize your mudroom with DIY projects, layout ideas, and storage solutions to bring order to your entryway.
Nothing adds character to a room faster than beadboard. Here's how to choose the right material for your space.
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.
To tackle your organization and storage needs, read this guide for ideas that will help you make the most of your mudroom.
We help you select and care for a front door that's right for your home's style—and your budget.
Exploring three beautiful room remodels to show you how far your budget, style, and DIY skills can go to transform a space, with This Old House DIY Expert & House One’s Jenn Largesse.
Mudrooms serve as spaces where the home’s residents can shrug off their backpacks and remove their messy footwear before entering other parts of the home. Why else do they matter? Read on to learn more.
Plug in some instant old-world charm with a premolded polyurethane insert, scrap lumber, and a few basic tools
Swapping in a new doormat is one simple way to extend a warmer welcome. Mats made with durable, sustainable coir—derived from coconut husks—are great at removing dirt and debris from shoes; these designs have the bonus of matching classic American house styles
A DIY accent wall with an abstract geometric pattern gives a young couple’s foyer the focal point it needs
A narrow corridor is pressed into service at the Net-Zero house
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.
A handsome DIY bench seat flanked by storage cabinets creates a stylish drop spot for a busy family
Create a well-planned drop spot to reduce clutter in living spaces
Use an oversize geometric pattern to give a traditional entry a lively boost
See how the combination laundry, mudroom and pet-washing station at the TOH 2017 Idea House perfectly combines efficiency and style.
Yep, you read that correctly. Make these changes at your entry to stop dirt from ever entering your home in the first place
A high-energy family creates an orderly flight path for kids, dogs, and friends who come and go via the back door. Here's a look at the "Before" photo
A custom-built bench and plenty of hooks squeeze every bit of storage out of a tight space
This warmed-up, splashy storage project from our #DIYDARE challenge will have you smiling in the rain
From bare-bones to built-out, see our mudroom storage ideas for creating a stylish spot for coats, shoes, bags—and more—right where you need it most
Board-and-batten wainscot and carefully placed hardware give a fresh new look—and purpose—to a formerly nondescript space
Learn the house organization ideas experts use to keep their homes in order
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to upgrade an entryway with a brand-new, low-maintenance, energy-efficient door
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
A little lumber and lots of hooks turn a foyer into a family-friendly coat corral that makes room for everyone's necessities